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Antoni Porowski appears as Tom Daley in new Spoiler Alert clip

Speedo and all!

By Alastair James

Antoni Porowski in Queer Eye and Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge in Spoiler Alert
Antoni Porowski in Queer Eye and Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge in Spoiler Alert (Image: Netflix and Focus Features)

A new clip for the upcoming gay rom-com Spoiler Alert sees Queer Eye’s own Antoni Porowski appear as Olympic gold medal-winning diver, Tom Daley. Kind of…

Spoiler Alert is based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies. It stars Jim Parsons as Michael and Ben Aldridge as his partner, Kit.

In the clip shared on TikTok, Michael and Ben are seen talking to a therapist about their relationship. They admit, “we’ve been having a few minor problems”.

Michael takes issue with Kit’s 90-minute bedtime routine, while Kit complains about Michael never being at home.

Michael then picks up on Kit’s “insane flirtation with Tom Daley,” which draws shocked reactions from Kit and the therapist.

We then see a shot of Kit talking to Antoni Porowski, who appears in nothing more than a speedo, as diving scores appear on the bottom of the screen as if he is Tom Daley. This is supposedly a feature of the film where Michael imagines his life as a TV show.

“His name’s Sebastian and he’s my coworker,” Kit clarifies as we see a clothed Antoni in several shots. As Kit says, “Besides, that’s our agreement. Looking, but no touching,” we see an innocent-looking Antoni once again clad only in a speedo.

Ausiello was a writer at Entertainment Weekly before launching the website TV Line. His husband, Kit Rowan, passed away from a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer, that Ausiello described as “merciless“, on 5 February 2015.  

A synopsis for the film reads: “the film is a heartwarming, funny, and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.”

Alongside Parsons, Aldridge, and Porowski, the film stars Sally Field and Bill Irwin.

Spoiler Alert is out in cinemas in the US and Canada from 9 December and in UK cinemas in 2023.