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Splash! celebrities 'excited' for first semi-final


Four celebrities get ready for Splash! semi-final

The first Splash! semi-final will take place tonight with Diversity's Perri Kiely, TV presenter Michaela Strachan, model Danielle Lloyd and Boyzone's Keith Duffy vying for a place in the final.

Boyzone singer Keith Duffy Credit: ITV

The celebrities, who have been mentored by Olympian Tom Daley, will perform two dives each to impress the judging panel of diving experts Andy Banks and Leon Taylor and comedian Jo Brand.

Diversity dancer Perri Kiely Credit: ITV

The two celebrities who will make it through to the final will be decided by a combination of the judges' scores and results of a public vote revealed at the end of the show.

TV presenter Michael Strachan is also taking part in tonight's final.

Splash! will be broadcast on ITV at 6.50pm

Model Danielle Lloyd Credit: ITV

Great celeb support for tonight's Splash! contestants

Celebrities have turned out in force to cheer on tonight's Splash! divers, including Frankie from pop group The Saturdays.

Fellow Saturdays singer, Una Foden, is one of the divers in tonight's contest.


Paralympian Richard Whitehead competes in Splash!

Paralympic gold medalist Richard Whitehead MBE performed the first ever handstand dive in tonight's episode of Splash!

The athlete, who chose to dive without his prosthetics, is competing against comedienne Jenny Eclair, former rugby union player Austin Healey, singer Una Foden from The Saturdays and TV presenter Pollyanna Woodward in tonight's episode.

Watch his dive again here:

Tom Daley strips for Splash!

Tom stripped off his shirt before diving from the 10m board. Credit: ITV

Tom Daley stripped off for his show stopping performance on this week's Splash! Tom took off his shirt before diving from the 10m board to swim with synchronised swimmers dressed as mermaids.

Tom swam with some mermaids on Splash! Credit: ITV

Anna Williamson and Toya Wilcox went in to the Splash Off and dived again with Anna making it through to the semi-finals.

She was joined by Former Boyzone singer Keith Duffy.

Tom swam with some mermaids on Splash! Credit: ITV

Boyzone's Keith Duffy ready to take the plunge on Splash!

Keith Duffy has spoken about his struggles dealing with dizziness during his diving training Credit: Press Association

Boyzone star Keith Duffy has described his struggles dealing with dizziness as he practises for celebrity diving show Splash!

The singer who will take part in tonight's live heat said: "It's pretty scary, I can tell you. It reminds me of the early days with Boyzone when I did a bungee jump from 400 feet in Florida.

"The first feeling you get on the 10 metre board is one of unbalance and dizziness, to the point where you feel you're being dragged over the edge.

Duffy also said he had experienced some painful mishaps during training: "I have done a couple of belly flops, and they're really not very nice. It's like someone hitting you very hard with a wet fish. I don't want to do that again."

He will be joined by Toyah Willcox and TV presenter Paul Ross among others in tonight's show.

Watch Splash! on ITV at 7.00pm

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