Fred Sirieix was a proud father every inch on Thursday as he excitedly prepared to watch diver daughter Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix compete in her first ever Commonwealth Games.
The First Dates star, 50, took to Twitter to share a snap of the pool and diving board ahead of her 17-year-old’s performance.
As he sat in the stands at the Sandwell Aquatics Center in Birmingham, Fred tweeted: ‘This is it! Let’s #goAndrea ‘.
Proud: Fred Sirieix was a proud father every inch on Thursday as he excitedly prepared to watch diver daughter Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix compete in her first ever Commonwealth Games
Andrea is competing in her first Commonwealth Games, she competed against Team GB at the Summer Olympics in Toyko last year.
Speaking to Swim Swam, Andrea said of her first Commonwealth Games: ‘I am honored to be part of a team of such incredible athletes.
‘I’ve never played internationally at home, so I’m delighted to have my parents and brother come to Birmingham to cheer me on.
‘I remember watching the Gold Coast and thinking “I really want to be a part of that team one day” – and I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to compete and make my family and friends proud. “
That’s my girl: The First Dates star, 50, took to Twitter to share a snap of the pool and diving board ahead of his 17-year-old’s performance (pictured together in September) year 2021)
Maître d’hôtel – who shares Andrea with Alessandra Spendolini – often shares pride in his daughter’s athletic achievements and, in December, told how he sought advice from her in his endeavors. Help him succeed in Serious to Dancing Christmas special.
Fred told the Mirror: ‘When I started the training sessions, I joked that this was like I was representing France at the Olympics. I’ve been showing Andrea the dances since the first day of rehearsals and she told me, “Dad, you just need to focus,” that’s my mom’s main advice.
‘She has been very supportive, she has seen my progress and has been very encouraging.’
Andrea finished seventh in the women’s 10m diving final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, to be held in 2021 after they were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Compete: Andrea is competing in her first Commonwealth Games, having competed with Team GB at the Summer Olympics in Toyko last year
And while Fred couldn’t go to Japan to watch his daughter compete, he said he was impressed by the attitude that helped her achieve her sport when he watched her on TV. en at home, remember her ‘positive mental attitude’ towards Nghiem.
He said: ‘As I was preparing for Serious, I was thinking about her and her confidence, because she was there and she finished it, and now I have to do it. and perform something very difficult for a large audience. “
Andrea broke down in tears as she spoke to her First Dates star father Fred on Zoom after finishing seventh in the women’s 10m diving final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Honors: Speaking to Swim Swam, Andrea said of her first Commonwealth Games: ‘I am honored to be part of a team of such incredible athletes’
Andrea was reunited with Fred, mother Alessandra Spendolini and other members of her loved ones via video call, after her epic final at her first Olympic Games.
The emotional young diver spoke of her pride and emotion as she spoke to family members – who said they were ‘so proud of her’ – and those who were unable to attend the events. game in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a sweet video, Andrea is seen wiping her eyes as her mother talks to her, as she repeatedly says thank you while being congratulated after she turns on the board.
Advice: Maître d’hôtel often shares his pride in his daughter’s athletic achievements, and in December told how he sought her advice in an effort to help him succeed. at the Christmas special of Serious Dance Games.
She said: ‘I am very happy. I was talking to my family because of the Athlete Moments screen and I started crying. I’m very, very proud of where I’ve been.
‘I was super nervous before the first game so I thought my nerves would be better and I wouldn’t make it to the semi-finals.
‘After the semi-final I got to the final and that’s exactly what I wanted to do. That is my plan. I definitely exceeded my expectations.
‘It definitely gives me confidence for Paris (2024). It’s very close, so let’s all come together. Hope, hope COVID is gone because I want my family to come see it. I am very, very excited.
‘My father, my mother and my cousins and aunts were there for Athlete’s Moment. They said they were proud and I should be proud too. They say they miss me and I miss them. It just goes back and forth. ‘
Success story: Andrea broke down in tears as she spoke to her First Dates star father Fred on Zoom after finishing in seventh place
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