Diving ace Tom Daley, pictured, is seen posing on the bed he now shares with his husband in the images
Olympic diver Tom Daley is facing new anguish after naked selfies of him in the bed he now shares with his husband were leaked online.
One of the images shows the 23-year-old athlete lying in bed looking into the camera with his Olympic ring on his finger - while in a second he is seen in an erotic pose.
He is seen alone in the pictures which were taken in the bedroom he now shares with husband Dustin Lance Black, 43, in Southwark, south London.
They appear to have been originally sent using the Snapchat app which automatically deletes images seconds after they have been viewed.
But an unscrupulous user could have secretly taken a screenshot without the athlete knowing.
At the top of the screen, the letters 'TD' can be seen in an apparent reference to his name.
The athlete has instructed lawyers to send 'take-down' notices to websites hosting the pictures after they were uploaded to a US website and shared on Twitter.
A close friend told MailOnline: 'The pictures are from 2016, way before Tom and Lance were married.
'They are from a time where they split for a few months, which they have both talked about previously -but they reunited.'
Less than a year ago Daley confessed to having an online tryst with another man during a secret relationship break in 2016. It is thought that the images were taken in that period.
Footage of the diving ace stripping for online sex emerged prompting him to confess a number of online relationships to his then-fiancé Dustin.
He admitted to being on a seven-month 'break' from his then boyfriend as the pair were tied up with demanding work commitments.
During this time he messaged another man and send explicit pictures and video over social media - before eventually getting married in May last year.
Tom Daley is pictured in his bed where the pictures were taken. MailOnline is not publishing the images
In the pictures Daley is seen alone in the bedroom he now shares with husband Dustin Lance Black, 43, in Southwark, south London. The couple are pictured together at a launch party in November last year
At the time the Olympic bronze medallist then said his relationship with Dustin was stronger than ever.
He added: 'It was the distance. It's not like I actually met up with anyone.
'I'm 22 years old, and if you talk to someone through social media it is what it is. It was nothing more than that. We never physically met.
'But in the modern world this is what can happen — things are more accessible online, and distributed, and they spread like wildfire.'
Daley reportedly made contact with a Liverpudlian male fan just months after he announced his engagement to Dustin.
Just days ago Tom shared this 'throwback' picture of himself and husband Dustin Lance Black on their honeymoon last year
He told the 23-year-old stranger he was 'fit' in a private Instagram message before passing on his mobile number.
According to The Sun, he repeatedly messaged the man asking him to come and visit in London over an 11-month exchange, as well as sending him explicit videos and pictures via Snapchat.
Daley met his Oscar-winning screenwriter fiance in March 2013, at a dinner in LA.
As well as being a screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black is a director, film and TV producer and an LGBT rights activist.