Published: Mon 23 Dec 2013
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.
The first show will see TV presenter Michaela Strachan, Diversity’s Perri Kiely, TOWIE’S Gemma Collins, actor and ex EastEnders star Ricky Groves and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna don their swimwear and take to the diving boards as they try to master one of sport’s most difficult disciplines.
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.
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Splash is based on an Eyeworks format and will be produced by Two Four Television. 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 Two Four.