Who will join Tom Daley on the high board? Splash! celebrity contestants announced


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15 celebrities will don their swimsuits this January for Splash! a Strictly Come Dancing-style diving competition starring Olympic Bronze-winning diver Tom Daley as mentor.

The first show, aired this Saturday on ITV1, will see actor Jake Canuso, comic Omid Djalili, Sugababe Jade Ewen, presenter Jenni Falconer and comedienne Helen Lederer taking to the high dive.

The second show sees entrepreneur and model Caprice, Olympic ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, TV star Joey Essex, TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin and TV presenter Charlotte Jackson go up against each other.

 And the third heat will show TV presenter Linda Barker, funny-man Dom Joly, actress Tina Malone, actress Jennifer Metcalfe and Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo all compete for the final two places in the semi-finals.

Presented by Gabby Logan and Vernon Kay, contestants will be mentored by Daley. They will receive scores from Daley as well as co-judges Team GB Diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne Jo Brand and former Olympic diving medalist Leon Taylor before the phone lines open for viewers to pick their favourite.

At the end of the 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.