We reported recently that Splash! star and Olympic diver Tom Daley had said that he hopes to sign former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole up for series two of the ITV show, however, it would appear that’s not going to happen…
And that’s because Cheryl’s Girls Aloud band mate – and Strictly Come Dancing star – Kimberley Walsh has revealed that Cheryl’s scared of water.
Speaking to Capital FM, Kimberley said of Cheryl’s open invite to star in Splash!, “She’s not really a water baby…
“She gets scared like even swimming in the sea and stuff. I think you can safely say she’s not going to be doing that.
Tom made his remarks about wanting Cheryl to join the show after he revealed that he never did take the Geordie beauty up on her request on Twitter to have him teach her how to dive.
He said, “I’d love to get Cheryl Cole on. She would be great, maybe for a charity special if not a second series.
“I haven’t given her the diving lesson I promised yet [on Twitter] but of course I would love to.”
It all began back in August last year when Cheryl tweeted her congratulations to Tom on his victory in the Olympics.
She wrote, “Congratulations @TomDaley1994.. You did us all proud.. !! Now you should have some free time to teach me that dive !! :D.”
Tom replied, “Of course!!! But first you need to follow me ;)”
It has of course been officially confirmed that Splash! will be back for a second run next year, and though evidently Cheryl won’t be taking part, who else would you like to see on the show?
For now, here’s a reminder of the series finale which saw Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards winning the show…