TV presenter Michaela Strachan claims the pain of a disastrous plunge on TV diving contest Splash! is not as terrifying as being seen in a skimpy swimsuit.
The Autumnwatch host, who will be seen taking part in the first heat of the ITV celebrity show tomorrow, has already been hurt and said it was like being spanked with plywood.
But the 47-year-old said: "The scariest thing was having to do a photocall in a swimsuit. I don't do glamour. I'm an outdoor person who is more comfortable in khaki and a woolly hat."
She is among the celebrities hoping to emulate Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, who won the first series of the contest a year ago.
Among those affected by the travel disruption because of the storms is Olympic diver Tom Daley.
The 19-year-old revealed that his mother had to pick him up from London after his train to Bristol had been cancelled, during a conversation with Little Britain star Matt Lucas on Twitter.
Not cool to cancel trains at Xmas :(
@tomdaley1994 At this point folk will be about to respond with either ‘Come to mine’ or ‘Why don’t you swim there?’. Just letting you know.
@realmattlucas I opted for the mother coming to pick me up! :) ha from Bristol anyway :/ I'm headed for the west country!!!
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Diver Tom Daley said it was a "terrifying decision" to post a video on YouTube in which he revealed he was in a gay relationship.
The Olympic medallist told The Jonathan Ross Show: "To be honest it was a terrifying decision to make. I didn't know what the reaction was going to be like. I didn't know how it was going to go but I just felt like I needed to say something."
Watch the full interview with Tom Daley on The Jonathan Ross Show at 10.45pm tonight on ITV.
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The abuse suffered by Olympic diver Tom Daley after he revealed he was in a relationship with a man is evidence of how bad cyberbullying can get, an MP said.
Tory Stuart Andrew (Pudsey) read out Twitter comments to the 19-year-old's account after he came out in a YouTube video as an example of the online bullying children and teenagers can face.
Speaking during a debate on cyber-bullying, Mr Andrew told the Commons: "There was one, I'm not even going to repeat some of the language as it is pretty horrific. One person is saying he is no longer a fan of Tom Daley because of the choice, as they call it, he has made.
"And one saying 'I'm now so ashamed of my country."
Mr Andrew added: "The point that I am trying to make is that if we don't stand up as individuals, if we don't go forward, then how can we expect people who are being victimised in their schools and work-places to do so. We do need to change the attitude so that we can then change the culture."
"We do need to change the attitude so that we can then change the culture.
Former Welsh rugby union player Gareth Thomas, who announced he was gay four years ago, says he believes Tom Daley will look back on yesterday's announcement and realise it was probably the "most powerful and most inspirational" thing he will have done in his life.
He added the Olympic diver's announcement will help many others across the world.
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Alice Arnold, broadcaster and partner of sports presenter Clare Balding, said Daley's coming out video would help his career.
She told Channel 5 News:
It will make him a better diver, because if you've got that monkey on your back you're worried all the time.
It takes a lot of energy to live a secret life and he doesn't have to live a secret life, and that will improve everything for him and for everyone around him.
Ms Arnold said Daley's move would help other gay athletes.
If you look on social media there is still some very bad attitudes amongst the very young in schools and I think he will help that.
I hope that his coming out will help that a lot.
He needs to talk about it because if he wants to go for a meal in a restaurant with his boyfriend there will be cameramen outside waiting for him, paparazzi waiting for him, hounding him every step that he takes.
Olympic medalist Tom Daley said he was overwhelmed by the positive response he had received from the public, after revealing earlier today that he is in a gay relationship.
Overwhelmed by all the support! Means the world! Thanks so much guys ??????