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Olympic diver Tom Daley has worked with HeadcastLab to create an app that enables him to send animated 60-second updates to his fans.

The platform, created for brands and celebrities, was given a launch endorsement by Stephen Fry. Marketers and celebs simply speak into their phone or tablet to record the audio, which lip syncs with the custom-designed character. Extra animations, like trademark gestures and relevant background images can also easily be included.

The Virtually Tom Daley app costs £1.49 and is currently only available on iOS. It launches on Android this Friday. People who have downloaded the app will receive each Headcast within a minute of it being submitted and can interact with the content via audience polls and by tapping the character.