Olympic diver Tom Daley is being counselled by health experts from the British Olympic Association on the eve of the Beijing Games, because it's been suggested that the lad might already be suffering from stress related to his Olympic selection at such a young age.
Tom, 14, from Plymouth, in itself a stressful burden, has come under intense media attention since he won the European Championships in March, and is showing signs of 'irritability' at home, according to his mum.
Debbie Daley said:
"Oooh, he's been ever so naughty. Ever so cheeky to me and his Dad. Won't do his homework, or go to bed when I tell him, and the other week, I found him upstairs in his bedroom with a sexy blond woman. Mind you, she was only helping him with his 'diving' technique."
Some experts say that Tom, who could dive before he could walk, is taking on too much, too soon, and should try to pace himself, otherwise, he might suffer burn-out.
Dr Edward Maxwell, of Plymouth University, said:
"Patience is a virtue. The lad's got time on his side, and there will be many more of those demanding babes waiting for a 'muffing' when he comes home from the Olympics."