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Splash!

  • Episode: 

    1 of 7

  • Transmission: 

    Sat 04 Jan 2014
  • Time: 

    7.20pm - 8.50pm
  • Week: 

    Week 02 2014 : Sat 04 Jan - Fri 10 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
  • Amended: 

    Sat 04 Jan 2014
Splash! returns to ITV with Olympic Bronze medal and British and European Championship winner Tom Daley. Hosted by Gabby Logan and Vernon Kay another set of celebrities will be pitched against each other to prove what goes up must come down as they learn to dive. 
 
Splash! sees the celebrities mix determination, drive and daredevil stunts after being trained by a team of professional coaches. As they push their limits and overcome their fears will they master the grace, skill, athleticism and accuracy needed, to perform dives from the high board? 
 
The famous faces perform live each week in the electric atmosphere of a packed Olympic size pool – in front of a panel of expert judges as the public vote for their favourites. Back on the judging panel are Team GB’s Diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne, writer and actress Jo Brand and former Olympic diving medalist Leon Taylor.
 
At the end of each show, the contestant at the top of the leader board will go through to the semi-final whilst the next two contestants face a Splash!-off. The judges will then decide which diver was the most successful in the Splash!-off and they too will go through to the semi-final. 
 
Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards was the 2013 winner but who will be crowned 2014 Splash! winner?
 
Splash is based on an Eyeworks format and will be produced by Twofour.  It was commissioned by ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor Asif Zubairy and will be executive produced by Claire Horton of Twofour.
 
POST SHOW UPDATE:
 
Splash! returned tonight on ITV with Olympic Bronze medal and British and European Championship winner Tom Daley. Hosted by Gabby Logan and Vernon Kay another set of celebrities were pitched against each other to prove what goes up must come down as they learn to dive.
 
On tonight TV presenter Michaela Strachan, Diversity’s Perri Kiely, TOWIE’S Gemma Collins, actor and ex EastEnders star Ricky Groves and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna took to the diving boards.
 
Back on the judging panel were Team GB’s Diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne, writer and actress Jo Brand and former Olympic diving medalist Leon Taylor.
 
At the end of each show, the contestant at the top of the leader board (judges scores and viewer votes combined) will go through to the semi-final whilst the next two contestants face a Splash! Off. The judges will then decide which diver was the most successful in the Splash!-off and they too will go through to the semi-final.
 
Perri Kiely went straight through to the semi-finals and Michaela Strachan and Gemma Collins found themselves in the Splash! Off.
 
Perri Kiely said: “Thank you to everyone who voted for me. You are going to see bigger and better tricks.”
 
Andy Banks voted to save Michaela Strachan, Jo Brand voted to save Gemma Collins and Leon Taylor voted to save Michaela Strachan so Michaela Strachan was the second celebrity to go through to the semi-final.
 
Gemma Collins said: “I’ve overcome my fears and I will not be going in the water again.”
 
Michaela Strachan said: “Tonight has made me more confidant.”
 
Scores
 
Michaela Strachan was first up and dived off the 5 metre board and scored 21 out of 30.
 
Andy Banks  “Really strong take off but you came out of the tuck a little bit early”
Jo Brand “You were like a lively leprechaun.”
 
Ricky Groves dived off the 5 metre board and scored 21 out of 30
 
Jo Brand “ I thought that worked pretty well, you made a bit of a splash but not as big as I would of made.”
Leon Taylor “It was the easier option so I was a little bit disappointed, but it was pretty good.”
 
Gemma Merna dived off the 3 metre board and scored 18 out of 30
 
Andy Banks “I am so frustrated, as it was good. You are technically good enough to do something more.”
 
Jo Brand “I thought that was really brave and looked really graceful.”
 
Perri Kiely dived off the 10 metre board and scored 25 out of 30
 
Leon Taylor “You are living up to expectations, daredevil stuff.”
Jo Brand “He was brilliant.”
 
Gemma Collins dived off the 3 metre board and scored 18.5 out of 30
 
Leon Taylor “Well done, you survived. You are battered and bruised but you overcame your fears.”
Jo Brand “ Pure showbiz.”