31/10/2012 08:54 GMT

Tom Daley Lands ITV1 Celebrity Diving Show 'Splash'

Tom Daley will front a new celebrity diving show on ITV1, it has been confirmed.

The Olympic medallist will teach famous faces how to master the perfect dive in the show called 'Splash'.

Daley said: "2012 has been a wonderful year for me – an Olympic medal and Double Gold at the Junior World Champs! What better way to round it off by becoming involved in this great new show; a dream come true for me – an entertainment show all about diving!

"I’ll be helping the celebrities as they master a dangerous and exciting sport and I can’t wait to get started."

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Tom Daley with his bronze medal

A statement from ITV confirmed that the show "will see the celebrity names mix determination, drive and daredevil stunts as they don their swimwear and take to the water. They’ll be flipping, flopping and jaw dropping as they star in this spectacular and hilarious prime time fun".

A team of professional coaches will train the celebrities. The famous faces will perform live each week in a packed Olympic- size pool - in front of a panel of expert judges as the public vote for their favourites.


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