Splash 2014 First Look Pics! Gemma Collins, Michaela Strachan, Perri Kiely & Ricky Groves take to the diving board!

by Lynn Rowlands
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Hit ITV show Splash! returns to ITV on Saturday 4th January at 7.20pm, which is when we’ll see how this year’s crop of celebrity newbies have been getting on so far in their attempts to master diving…

As last year, Olympic Bronze medal and British and European Championship winner Tom Daley will oversee the training, while the show will be presented by Gabby Logan and Vernon Kay.

In the first installment, we’ll TV presenter Michaela Strachan, Diversity dancer Perri Kiely, TOWIE star Gemma Collins, former EastEnders actor Ricky Groves and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna putting on their swimwear and taking to the diving boards as they try to get the hang of what is one of sport’s most challenging disciplines…

They’ll have to show determination, drive and a willingness to carry out a few daredevil stunts, but of course, they’re being trained by a team of professional coaches, so they’re in the best hands to do so.

However, as they’re pushed to their limits – and for some, that means overcoming their fears – who’ll master the grace, skill, athleticism and accuracy needed, to perform dives from the high board? And who’ll turn out to be something of a (belly) flop?

Well, that remains to be seen, but what we do have are first-look pictures of the celebs in action, and here they are…

As ever, the famous newbies will perform live in front of a panel of expert judges, while the public vote for their favourites. Back on the judging panel are Team GB’s Diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne, writer and actress Jo Brand and former Olympic diving medalist Leon Taylor.

At the end of each show, the contestant who’s at the top of the leader board will automatically go through to the semi-final while the next two contestants must carry out a Splash!-off.

The judges will then decide which celeb performed the best dive, and that person will go through to the semi-final.

Here’s a reminder of last year’s show…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.

1 Comment

  1. Lee on January 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Will Perri Kiely be wearing speedos when he next appears on Splash ?

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