Figures released show that Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards topped voting throughout new celebrity diving series Splash!
Eddie didn't only impress the judges it was ultimately down to the viewers to decide in a public vote.
British skiing legend Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards scored a perfect 10, diving his way into the finals of Splash!
A peak audience of 6.6 million watched as Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards triumphed ahead of Benidorm actor Jake Canuso and Changing Rooms Linda Barker, in the last show of the series.
The Olympic medallist said he was"over the moon" about the news: "It's a dream come true for me to be involved in an entertainment show which has been so successful and also fits so well around my training schedule.
"Splash! has put diving on primetime TV and diving clubs all across the country have kept telling me that they now have waiting lists, following the popularity of the show. That in itself is an incredible achievement and I'm very excited to be part of it."
ITV's director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell said: "We're looking forward to even more Saturday night spectacle, and sparkle, with the second series."
Veteran ski jumper Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards has been crowned the winner of ITV's celebrity diving show Splash!
He saw off Benidorm actor Jake Canuso for the pool title, while celebrity interior designer Linda Barker finished third.
Never have to dive again! Thank you for all your lovely support... XxxFrom @ReallyLinda on Twitter:
Watching Splash ! First time ever. How good was that dive by Lynda Barker !!!From @achrisevans on Twitter:
OMG it's the bonkersness that is splash!!!!!From @reallorraine on Twitter:
The final of Splash! is underway on ITV. Ahead of tonight's show some of the celebrities tweeted as they prepared for their final dives.
Not long now. Final checks and then it's getting ready for the big finale. Fingers crossed. Gonna try give you the best dives tonight! :-)????From @JakeCanuso on Twitter:
1 hour to go. They'll take my phone soon... It's ALL on your votes tonight! Go girls! Linda xxxFrom @ReallyLinda on Twitter:
The three remaining celebrities have been practising synchronised dives with Tom Daley, ahead of the final of ITV's entertainment show Splash!
They will all be diving alongside Daley, the Olympic bronze medallist who has been their mentor on the show, tomorrow night.
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards is the favourite to win, after the former ski jumper scored the first perfect 10 of the series in the semi-finals.
Interior designer Linda Barker also impressed the judges.
Benidorm actor Jake Canuso won the semi-final splash-off to complete the final line-up.