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Tom Daley to make a second Splash!

2013-02-05 15:41:07

Tom Daley

Olympic bronze medal winner Tom Daley has signed up for a second series of ITV celebrity diving show Splash!

The 18-year-old, who served as a mentor on the show, said he was "over the moon" about the news.

An average 5.6 million viewers tuned in to see former ski-jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards win the final show on Saturday.

Changing Rooms host Linda Barker and Benidorm actor Jake Canuso were some of the other celebrities to take part.

Daley said it was a "dream come true" to be involved with the show, hosted by Gabby Logan and Vernon Kay.

"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," he said.

"That in itself is an incredible achievement and I'm very excited to be part of it."

Elaine Bedell, ITV's director of entertainment and comedy, said: "We've seen some quite incredible bravery from our celebrities this series, and the scale of the dives they were achieving is in no small part down to their mentor."

As for the second series, which will air in 2014, she added: "We're looking forward to even more Saturday night spectacle, and sparkle."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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