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Splash! to return for a second series

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Splash! is all set to make an impact for a second series on ITV in 2014.

The hit primetime show, presented by Vernon and Gabby Logan, sees fifteen celebrities diving into the deep end to win judges’ scores to get through to the semi-finals. Once there, the celebrity divers compete for the viewer vote for the most daring dive.

Series one, averaging at 5.4 million viewers across the run, saw the highest ratings for a new entertainment series on ITV for five years.

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards crowning as the Splash! winner on Saturday night was the most watched programme of the evening, with a peak audience of 6.6 million viewers, and an average audience of 5.6 million viewers – a 25% share of viewing across the show.

Olympic Bronze medal and British and European Championship winner Tom Daley is excited to return for series two, to once again challenge some of the nation’s favourite faces to learn one of sport’s most difficult disciplines on primetime ITV.

“I am over the moon to hear Splash! will run for a second season,” he said. “It’s a dream come true for me to be involved in an entertainment show which has been so successful and also fits so well around my training schedule!

“Splash! has put diving on primetime TV and diving clubs all across the country have kept telling me that they now have waiting lists, following the popularity of the show. That in itself is an incredible achievement and I’m very excited to be part of it.”

Visit itv.com/news/topic/splash for more information.

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