Paralympian Richard Whitehead to compete in Splash!

Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE is set to Credit: ITV Central

Paralympic marathon runner Richard Whitehead MBE is competing tonight in ITV's diving show Splash!

Nottingham born Whitehead, 37, won Gold in the London 2012 Paralympic 200m.

The show, hosted by Tom Daley, will also feature Leicester Tigers legend Austin Healey and comedian Jenny Éclair.

Whitehead MBE said:

"I feel Splash! gives me the platform to promote disability awareness to a wider audience. It is a great honour to be the first Paralympian and Gold medalist to be a contestant"

"I'm in the show to push myself - I may not be a diver but I'm naturally very competitive, and I cat wait for the live shows"