Griff wears Team GB cardigan Tom Daley knitted at homecoming event

Griff wears Team GB cardigan Tom Daley knitted at homecoming event

Griff proudly wears the Team GB cardigan Tom Daley knitted poolside at the Olympics as she leads the stars at the athletes’ homecoming event

  • Griff, 20, led the stars who arrived at The SSE Wembley Arena for The National Lottery Team GB event on Sunday – wearing Tom Daley’s knitted cardigan
  • Tom, 27,  knitted the Team GB garment poolside and ‘wanted to make something that would remind him of the Olympics to look back on in the future’
  • The diver has previously auctioned off a jumper in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity
  • He is now fundraising again in memory of his beloved father Robert Daley, who died following a battle with brain cancer in 2011 aged 40
  • A slew of stars, including PM Boris Johnson, 57, arrived in north-west London to show their support for the successful Olympians who competed in Tokyo
  • Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

Griff proudly wore the Team GB cardigan knitted poolside by Tom Daley at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as she led the stars at the athletes’ homecoming event on Sunday. 

Olympic champion diver Tom, 27, gained an army of new fans for his knitting antics at the delayed games, and was seen was seen crafting the cardigan poolside as he attended the Tokyo 2020 men’s 3m springboard diving final.  

And the singer, 20, was sure to show her support as she donned his handmade garment over a yellow dress and posed up a storm at The SSE Wembley Arena.

Amazing! Griff wore the Team GB cardigan knitted poolside by Tom Daley at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as she led the stars at the athletes’ homecoming event at Wembley on Sunday


Nice touch: The singer, 20, proudly flaunted the impressive garment on the red carpet (left) which was carefully created by the diver, 27, during his time in Tokyo (right) 

Griff looked sensational for the celebratory evening, ensuring to work all her angles and show off the cardigan as she posed for the cameras.

The beauty beamed a smile as she looked over her shoulders, displaying the perfectly knitted Team GB on the back.

Continuing with the Tokyo theme, the star’s bright yellow dress featured further references to the sporting event.

She completed her look with a selection of jewellery including several necklaces and a touch of sparkling eyeshadow. 

Showing it off! Griff pointed to the impressive jumper as she posed on the red carept

Proud: The singer styled the handmade garment with a yellow Tokyo dress and fluffy shoes

Speaking about why he knitted the impressive garment, gold medallist Tom posted on his Made With Love knitting page, wrote: ‘When I got to Tokyo, I wanted to make something that would remind me of the Olympics to look back on in the future. 

‘I designed a pattern for the colour work that would signify everything about these games!

‘On the back I went for a classic @teamgb logo, the shoulders have a flag and GBR on them. For the front I wanted to keep it simple and I tried my best to embroider TOKYO in Japanese! What do you think?!’ he wrote. 

The diver, who has previously auctioned off a jumper in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity, is now fundraising again in memory of his beloved father Robert Daley, who died following a battle with brain cancer in 2011 aged 40.  

He said: ‘Since my knitting page is gaining momentum, I wanted to take the opportunity to try and raise some money for the @thebraintumourcharity in memory of my Dad! Any donations would be greatly appreciated.’ 

Multitalented: Tom showed off his finished Team GB cardigan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last week

Wow: The British diver, 27, who claimed a gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10m platform , looked delighted as he showcased the garment’s Team GB and Olympic logos, having delighted fans all over the world by knitting poolside

He’d be so proud: The star, who has previously auctioned off a jumper in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity, is now fundraising again in memory of his beloved father Robert Daley, who died following a battle with brain cancer in 2011 aged 40 (pictured 2010)

Putting his skills to full use, Tom has also knitted an emotional keepsake to forever remind him of his first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 – a customised gold medal pouch.

The British sportsman broke down in tears as he and diving partner Matty Lee triumphed in the 10m synchronized platform event – his first gold medal in four Olympic games. 

Tom has previously spoken about the cathartic effect knitting has on his mindset during competitions.

He said: ‘When we went to Japan for the test event I actually took my knitting with me and was doing it during my competition because sometimes there’s 45 minutes in between each dive so I’d sit there and knit and just take my mind off the competition completely. I’m obsessed!’ 

Daley activity: Tom has gained an army of new fans for his knitting antics at the delayed games, and was seen was seen crafting the cardigan poolside as he attended the Tokyo 2020 men’s 3m springboard diving final on Tuesday

The diving duo Tom and Matt looked in very good spirits at the Team GB homecoming event.

Daley and Lee were not expected to win, with China the favourites, but they never dropped out of the top two and finished with a score of 471.81 following an exceptional forward four-and-a-half somersaults pike when the pressure was on in the final round. 

‘It’s kind of unbelievable. I dreamt, as has Matty, since I started diving 20 years ago for this moment,’ said Daley.

Winners: The diving duo Tom and Matt looked in very good spirits at the TEAM GB homecoming event

Congratulations: Daley and Lee were not expected to win, with China the favourites, but they never dropped out of the top two and finished with a score of 471.81 following an exceptional forward four-and-a-half somersaults pike when the pressure was on in the final round

Gold medallists: ‘It’s kind of unbelievable. I dreamt, as has Matty, since I started diving 20 years ago for this moment,’ said Daley

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57, showed his support at the ceremony and delivered a speech.

Getting in amongst the Team GB spirit, the Conservative party leader wasn’t afraid to stand in a selection of group photos with the delighted Olympians.

Boris also posed for some selfies, in one snap holding an Olympic medal.

Big appearance: Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57, showed his support at the ceremony

PM duties: Boris delivered a speech at the homecoming event 

Team GB spirit: The Conservative party leader wasn’t afraid to stand in a selection of group photos with the delighted Olympians

Showing support: Chevon Clarke was among the Olympians who snatched up a chance to be photographed with the PM

And smile! Boris also posed for some selfies

Photos galore: The 57-year-old held an Olympic medal in one of the snaps

Anne Marie wore a white tea dress with puffy sleeves for the celebratory affair,  hosted by the National Lottery, where is set to perform later in the evening.  

The chic star paired her dress with Prads shoes as she posed with Team GB gymnasts Alice Kinsella, Jennifer Gadirova, Jessica Gadirova and Amelie Morgan, who won the bronze team medal.

Stylish: Anne-Marie, 30, looked glamorous as she arrived at the homecoming event in London

The 2002 hit maker looked sleek as she slicked back her candy pink hair into a low up-do, as she posed with 27-year-old weightlifter Emily Jade Campbell. 

The singer wore a quirky eye make up look of diamante and black winged liner, and she complemented the statement look with a slick of nude lipstick. 

By way of accessories, she kept it simple by wearing multiple hoops in her ears, and a gold chain with a coin pendant hanging on it.  

Chic: The singer posed with Team GB gymnasts Alice Kinsella, Jennifer Gadirova, Jessica Gadirova and Amelie Morgan, who won the bronze team medal

The minidress showed off her toned pins, and revealed a tattoo the singer has on her left knee which reads: ‘Confidence,’ in cursive lettering. 

Anne-Marie is set to stun audiences with a fully immersive performance in collaboration with the English National Ballet. 

She is amongst many artists to perform at the event, including Rag’n’bone Man, Nile Rodgers, Laura Mvula, and Yungblud who will perform alongside the best of Britain’s dance and theatre artists. 

Yungblud will sing David Bowie’s iconic hit anthem Heroes alongside a dance circus performance from Motionhouse.

Ivor Novello winner Laura Mvula will pair up with the esteemed contemporary dance company Rambert to perform a solo set.


Cute: She wore a white tea dress with puffy sleeves for the celebratory affair where is set to perform at the star-studded event later in the evening

Gorgeous: The 2002 hit maker looked sleek as she slicked back her candy pink hair into a low up-do as she posed with weightlifter Emily Jade Campbell, 27 

Looking good: The singer wore a quirky eye make up look of diamante and black winged liner, and she the statement look with a sweep of nude lipstick

Showstopper: Anne-Marie is set to stun audiences with a fully immersive performance in collaboration with the English National Ballet

Good company: She is amongst many artists set to perform at the event, including Rag’n’bone Man, Nile Rodgers, Laura Mvula, and Yungblud who will perform alongside the best of Britain’s dance and theatre artists.

The moving 90 minute concert to welcome home Team GB athletes will be hosted by Radio One presenters Greg James and Clara Amfo and also feature music from Bastille and Nile Rodgers with his band Chic. 

KSI is also set to perform at the event, and he showed off his edgy style on the red carpet wearing a baby pink silk shirt and a black combat trousers  

Singer Griff was also in attendance wearing the cardigan Tom Daley knitted poolside, paired with a yellow slip dress with her hair slicked back into a bubble pony tail.

Smart: Nile Rogers cut a dapper figure for the event 

Performance: Nile and Laura Mvula rocked the stage

Dazzling: Mica Paris performed with Chickenshed

Success story: Married couple Jason and Laura Kenny are Britain’s most successful male and female Olympians

Speaking ahead of the event, Greg James said: ‘As always with the Olympics, I’ve become an expert in events I only think about every four years.

‘I can’t wait to celebrate our extraordinary Team GB athletes and be in front of an actual crowd again.

‘It’s been a long time coming – it’s going to be a brilliant night. Anyway, must go, I’m off to practice shot put,’ he joked. 

Excited: Presenter Greg James said ‘I can’t wait to celebrate our extraordinary Team GB athletes and be in front of an actual crowd again’

Proud: Co-host Clara Amfo gushed of the much-loved Team GB athletes: ‘It would be understatement to say that the road to Tokyo 2020 has not been easy for Team GB but their dedication and passion to the sports they love has been nothing short of inspiring!’ 

Co-host Clara Amfo gushed of the much-loved Team GB athletes: ‘It would be understatement to say that the road to Tokyo 2020 has not been easy for Team GB but their dedication and passion to the sports they love has been nothing short of inspiring!

‘I am so honoured to be hosting Team GB Homecoming Concert with Greg, on what promises to be a brilliant show full of celebration and love!

‘Every single athlete deserves the very best homecoming and what better place than Wembley with these world class artists!’  

The celebration will re-unite Team GB with their friends, family and fans for the first time since Tokyo 2020, which closed with an emotional ceremony on Sunday.

Team GB finished the Games with the same number of medals as at London 2012 but were beaten by the USA, China and Japan for the top spots. 

Fashion forward: KSI is also set to perform at the event, and he showed off his edgy style wearing a baby pink silk shirt and a black combat trousers 

Switching it up: The singer changed his look when he graced the stage

Superstar: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man was amongst the stars who took to the stage at the ceremony

Jason Kenny’s record breaking gold medal moved GB up to 64 medals on Sunday, while Lauren Price victory in the middleweight final allowed them to replicate history.

 As a result, Team GB finished fourth in the Tokyo medals table with 22 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze medals for a total of 65.

It made Tokyo their second-most successful Olympics overseas after the contingent won 67 medals in the Rio de Janeiro Games five years ago. 

Looking good! Singer Griff was also in attendance wearing the cardigan Tom Daley knitted poolside, paired with a yellow slip dress with her hair slicked back into a bubble pony tail 

Talent: Gold medal winning diver Tom Daley, 27, was all smiles as he posed at the homecoming event. Tom’s knitting went viral on Tik Tok, Twitter and Instagram throughout the games 

Pride: Athletes arrived at the event wearing their Team GB kit including gymnast Joe Fraser, 22

Medal: Kayaker Liam Heath, 36, showed up at the event with his bronze medal 

Britain’s chef de mission Mark England hailed the team’s achievement as the greatest in their Olympic history, saying: ‘Following Beijing we had no idea that British athletes would deliver 65 medals in London.

 ‘We knew we were in great shape for Rio but it had never been done before, matching and then surpassing London’s number of medals.

‘I just think that finishing this Games with two gold medals, and for this team to deliver 65 medals, is absolutely extraordinary.

Team: Cyclist Matt Walls, 33, was in attendance 

Medal winner: Gymnast Bryony Page, 30, wore her bronze and silver medals with pride 

Amazing: Taekwondoin, Bradly Sinden, 22, wore his silver medal 

‘Not only has the team made history but it has probably made history on the back of the most complex and most challenging and difficult environment that we will face certainly in my lifetime.

‘It has been against all the odds and I think it is the greatest achievement in British Olympic history. It has been the miracle of Tokyo and it has been wonderful to be here.’

Team GB looked in high spirits as they arrived for the event wearing their kit, and some wore their medals.  

Good times: Swimmer Tom Dean, 21, looked proud as he posed for the camera

Prize winner: The cyclist Ryan Owens, 25, wore his silver medal for the star studded event 

Proud: 26-year-old Jack Laugher wore his bronze medal round his neck 

Medallist: Cyclist Josie Knight, 24, arrived at the event 

Team: Gymnasts, Jessica Gadirova, 16, Alice Kinsella, 20, Amelie Morgan, 18 and Jennifer Gadirova, also 16, posed for a group shot at the affair 

Power couple: Cyclists, Laura Kenny, 29,  and Jason Kenny, 33, were in attendance 

Happy: Gold medal winning gymnast Max Whitlock, 28,  wore red white and blue with pride at the event 

Amazing: Rower Helen Glover, 35, arrived at the event in her GB kit 

Medallist: BMX Rider, Declan Brooks, 25, wore his bronze medal at the event 

Winner: BMXer Charlotte Worthington, 25, won gold for the country at the Olympics 

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