Splash! is still topping ITV’s ratings, despite scathing reviews from critics and viewers!

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As we reported last week, ITV’s new reality show Splash! debuted to a strong viewing audience of around 6.3million, however, it was roundly slated by critics and viewers alike, so we of course wondered if those figures were set to decline this weekend…

Well, it seems not, or at least they haven’t fallen drastically – which I for one was expecting to be honest – as Entertainmentwise report that TVRatingsUK revealed this morning that at its peak last night, Splash! recorded an impressive 6.23million viewers.

Those figures once again made Splash! the most watched ITV broadcast for the second week running. Other ITV shows fared less well apparently, with 4.42 million of us tuning in to watch You’ve Been Framed while Take Me Out landed 4.37 million viewers at its peak…

But returning to Splash! last night saw a new crop of celebs taking to the diving board. The second show featured Caprice Bourret, The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex, TV presenter Charlotte Jackson, TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin and Olympic ski jumper Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards.

Next week will see yet more celebs taking their first dive, including TV presenter Donna Air, who is replacing Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe. As we reported recently, Jennifer decided to pull out of the show following her split from Dancing On Ice pro-skater, Sylvain Longchambon.

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He reportedly dumped Jennifer at Christmas in order to embark on a romance with DOI contestant and Corrie star, Samia Ghadie.

Here’s a reminder of some of last night’s Splash! action…

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