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Daley 'over the moon' about Splash! second series

Tom Daley will return for a second series of the hit celebrity diving show Splash!, ITV has announced.

Tom Daley was "over the moon" about the second series. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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."

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Diver Peter Waterfield reveals funding cut

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Well just found out my funding will be cut in April so I won't be able to compete in commonwealths or Rio even if I wanted to.

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A massive thanks to @uk_sport for supporting me since 98 and helping me achieve my dreams, I couldn't have done it without you!

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And a massive thanks to @britishswimming for not telling me your selfs and me finding out second hand!

It was revealed in December that British Swimming's funding had been cut by UK Sport.

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