X Factor 2012: Tom Daley 'signs up' for the live shows

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Olympian Tom Daley has reportedly signed up to help out this year's X Factor hopefuls.

According to The Sun, the bronze medal diver could be seen helping out the acts by coaching them to get fit in the gym.

Because apparently that's relevant to the music talent show.

But the 18-year-old is said to be really after a presenting role, after previously admitted he'd love a move into telly.

“All the athletes are keen to be involved. But Tom is keenest by far and he makes a really good match for X Factor’s core audience of teenage girls," a source told the tabloid today.

The insider explained: “Tom is great on the telly and he’d really like to get involved in all the live shows in some way. Ideas being kicked about at the moment include making him a roving reporter.

"He could take the contestants out and about to film or to be their personal trainer. He’s keen to work with Dermot. He reckons he’s the best in the business.”

However despite The Sun's claims, Olympians linked with the show have denied any such talks have taken place.

Gold medal cyclist Bradley Wiggins seemed rather unimpressed with the reports.

He said: “Let’s not talk about The X Factor. Compared to the Olympics, everywhere you went the country was on a high, and as athletes it was phenomenal to see that, then you see X Factor and it’s like, ‘Oh God, everyone’s got to put up with that all winter now’.”

Meanwhile track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy took to Twitter recently to claim: “Some amusing stories in press about me being a mentor on X Factor. That’s the first I’ve heard about it.”

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