Tom Daley tipped to appear on The X Factor

Olympic diver Tom Daley has reportedly signed up to appear on The X Factor alongside a number of other athletes.

The London 2012 bronze medallist will join the ITV talent show with track and field athletes Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah, and cyclist Chris Hoy for a sports themed week.

Programme bosses are predicting Daley's bubbly personality will prove a big hit with teenage fans and they hope his champion mindset will rub off con contestants and viewers alike.

A source tells The Sun, "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.

"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 (host) Dermot (O'Leary). He reckons he's the best in the business."