Vernon Kay and Gabby Logan


Mentor: Tom Daley

Judges: Andy Banks, Jo Brand, Leon Taylor

Commentator: Alan March


Twofour for ITV, 5 January 2013 to 15 February 2014 (12 episodes in 2 series)


Across three heats, celebrities learn to dive with Tom Daley, the Olympic medallist and treble Young Sports Personality of the Year. A combination of votes from the judges - Plymouth City diving coach Andy Banks, comedian Jo Brand, and Olympic silver medallist Leon Taylor - and the viewing public at home decides who progresses to the next stage.

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Heat 1

Heat 2

  • Caprice (model)
  • Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (ski-jumper)
  • Joey Essex (from The Only Way is Essex)
  • Diarmuid Gavin (television gardener)
  • Charlotte Jackson (sports presenter)

Heat 3

  • Donna Air (from Byker Grove)
  • Linda Barker (interior designer)
  • Dom Joly (comedian)
  • Tina Malone (from Shameless)
  • Anthony Ogogo (boxer)

Jennifer Metcalfe (from Hollyoaks) had originally been announced for this heat, but withdrew for personal reasons.

Later stages

The semi-final was contested by heat winners Omid Djalili, Eddie Edwards, Anthony Ogogo; and by splash-off winners Jake Canuso, Charlotte Jackson, Linda Barker.

Anthony was unable to dive in the semi-final after sustaining an injury: Linda and Eddie progressed to the final, with splash-off winner Jake.


Heat 1

  • Michaela Strachan (TV presenter)
  • Perri Kiely (from dance troupe Diversity)
  • Gemma Collins (from The Only Way is Essex)
  • Ricky Groves (from Eastenders)
  • Gemma Merna (from Hollyoaks)

Heat 2

Heat 3

  • Penny Mordaunt (Conservative MP)
  • Paul Young (pop singer)
  • Danielle Lloyd (model)
  • Patrick Monahan (reigning Show Me the Funny champion)
  • Dan Osbourne (from The Only Way is Essex)

Heat 4

  • Austin Healey (The Fuse host)
  • Jenny Eclair (comedian)
  • Pollyanna Woodward (from The Gadget Show)
  • Una Foden (from The Saturdays)
  • Richard Whitehead (athlete)

Later stages

Through to the semi-final were heat winners Perri Kiely, Keith Duffy, Dan Osbourne, and Richard Whitehead; and splash-off winners Michaela Strachan, Anna Williamson, Danielle Lloyd, and Austin Healey. Healey was unable to dive in his semi-final after being injured in rehearsals.

The final was contested by Kiely, Duffy, Whitehead, and Osbourne.


2013: Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards
2014: Perri Kiely


A local version of the Eyeworks format Sterren Springen (Celebrity Splash), first broadcast in the Netherlands.


Further local versions have been commissioned in the United States, France, and Australia.

The show was a live outside broadcast from Inspire Luton.

Web links

Wikipedia entry

See also

The Games - Channel 4's celebrity sports competition, which featured diving as one of its events.

Weaver's Week review


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