MP defends decision to appear on Splash!

A Conservative MP who will take to the diving board for ITV show Splash! has defended her decision to appear on reality TV.

Penny Mordaunt said the chance to appear in the show was "serendipity" as she was trying to raise funds for the renovation of a "dilapidated Lido" in her constituency of Portsmouth North when she was approached.

"Appearing in a swimsuit on a national television is more terrifying than going off a diving board!" the Tory backbencher told Daybreak.