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WATCH: Tom Daley goes deep undercover at the airport, confusion ensues


Foreign airpots can be rather difficult to navigate, especially when you run into a celebrity Olympian masquerading as a British Airways attendant.

And particularly when he gives you suspect advice in your moment of legitimate travel stress.

If we had a nickel for every time we fall for that, we wouldn’t have to empty our pockets going through security. They’d almost certainly be empty.

The same can’t be said for the unsuspecting folk who approached the British diving sensation and ended up in one of those Twilight Zone moments.

Related: Time To Watch Tom Daley Get Fitted For His Impossibly Small Swim Brief

One man even takes a look at Tom and says, “Have you ever been told you look like Tom Daley?”

“Never heard of him,” replies Tom, doing an admirable job refraining from bursts of laughter.

The whole stunt was done to raise attention for Red Nose Day, which takes place March 24 as a UK-wide fundraising event organized by Comic Relief every two years.

Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) and David Walliams (BBC radio and comic personality) also tried their hands at confusing travelers.

You can find their videos below:



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11 Comments

  • ChrisK

    That’s a great idea. Has beens and no beens. No one would ever guess their talking to a “celebrity”.

    • jjose712

      You obviously have no idea of how popular Tom is in UK (of course that doesn’t stop you for posting)

    • captainburrito

      Why are people so mean? I mean no matter how short their fame was, still has you beat.

    • ChrisK

      Sorry. you’re right. Tom is very popular with his fan boys. Apparently.

    • mauikamaaina

      Tom Daley is far from being a “has been” or “no been.” He is a champion diver (British Nationals and Olympics), whose net worth is 4 million dollars. Currently, Tom is a very popular television personality in Great Britain. He is the fiance’ of Dustin Lance Black who is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer and LGBT rights activist; he has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.

      Which of those accomplishments can YOU match?

    • ChrisK

      @mauikamaaina
      Yep he won a bronze in the 2012 but failed to even qualify in the last Olympics.

      Sweety darling I’ve been with famous rich people but never once thought of being their sugar boy. Only you would think of that as an accomplishment.

  • ChrisK

    @mauikamaaina
    “Tom is a very popular television personality in Great Britain”
    This has me curious though. Since I’m no in Great Britain what popular shows is Tom involved in?

    • mauikamaaina

      Tom Daley has been engaged to Dustin Lance Black for two years now. (According to media reports, and their engagement announcement, with the blessing of Tom’s family.) Hardly a “sugar boy” relationship. Besides, do you know either gentlemen well and have been privy to the goings on of their relationship that you minimize it so readily? Lots of people (including many of my friends) would consider a two year engagement (especially of such high profile celebrities) an accomplishment.

      I leave it up to your own googling to obtain the names of the television shows that Tom has hosted or appeared on.

      I repeat: How many of Tom Daly’s accomplishments (former or current) can YOU match?

  • MediaGuy

    This must be over my head. Why is this handsome child making stupid comments and having regular travelers squat and all of that? This is funny? Is the game to see if anyone recognizes him? Why would anyone say to themselves, this check-in guy is Tom Daley? See what I mean? This is way over my head.

    • broadshoulder

      Its Comic Relief

  • broadshoulder

    I bet they didn’t stick him with drunken hen parties going through Stansted

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