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Tom Daley's celebrity diving show Splash! begins on Saturday

Tom Daley mentors the celebrity divers. Photo: ITV

Fifteen celebrities are getting ready to dive in at the deep end with Tom Daley as new entertainment show Splash! begins on ITV this Saturday.

The first heat, scheduled for 5th January 2013, sees the following celebrities don their swimwear and attempt to master one of sport's most difficult disciplines:

Show 1

  • Jake Canuso, actor
  • Omid Djalili, comedian
  • Jade Ewen, Sugababes singer
  • Jennie Falconer, TV presenter
  • Helen Lederer, comedian
"It's such a buzz," says Jade Ewen. Credit: ITV
"I'm scared of heights and have never voluntarily jumped off anything," says Jennie Falconer. Credit: ITV

Show 2

  • Caprice, model
  • Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, ski jumper
  • Joey Essex, TOWIE
  • Diarmuid Gavin, TV gardener
  • Charlotte Jackson, Sky Sports presenter
Charlotte Jackson will be taught to tuck by Daley. Credit: PA
"I could ruin my reputation doing this," worries Omid Djalili. Credit: ITV

Show 3

  • Linda Barker, TV designer
  • Dom Joly, comedian
  • Tina Malone, actress
  • Anthony Ogogo, Olympic boxer
Anthony Ogogo won middleweight bronze at London 2012. Credit: PA

Mentored by Tom Daley, the contestants will be given their scores by judges including Team GB’s Diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne, writer and actress Jo Brand and former Olympic diving medalist Leon Taylor.

Phone lines will then open for viewers to pick their favourite.

At the end of the show, the contestant at the top of the leader board will go through to the semi-final whilst the next two contestants face a Splash!-off.

The judges will then decide which diver was the most successful in the Splash!-off and they too will go through to the semi-final.

Tom Daley is excited about the upcoming "big pool party." Credit: ITV

Mentor Tom Daley said:

I'm really excited about mentoring the celebrities – that will be a lot of fun.

My input will be supporting them and helping them as they learn new dives. But I'm also very excited about the pool.

They have decked it all out with lights, and it's going to look incredible.

It's going to be like a big pool party!

Presenter Vernon Kay said: "I'm looking forward to bantering with anyone in Speedos!"

His co-host Gabby Logan said:

It's fascinating to watch people try to overcome the fear factor.

Watching people climb up the stairs and decide which board to dive from is one of the most exciting moments of the whole programme.