Olympic star Tom Daley launches celebrity diving show

Tonia Couch and Tom Daley
Tom Daley was accompanied by Tonia Couch to the Pride of Britain Awards

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley is launching a new TV show.

Splash! will see celebrities competing against each other as they try to master diving with the help of a team of professional coaches.

They will have to show off their skills in front of a panel of judges and a live audience before the public get the chance to vote.

"I'll be helping the celebrities as they master a dangerous sport and I can't wait to get started," said Daley.

"2012 has been a wonderful year for me - an Olympic medal and double gold at the Junior World Champs.

"What better way to round it off by becoming involved in this great new show; a dream come true for me - an entertainment show all about diving."

The idea for the show is based on a Dutch show called Celebrity Splash!

ITV's director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell said the show promised "thrills, spills and a touch of comedy as famous faces take to the celebrity diving board".

Tom Daley won bronze in the 10-metre individual men's platform diving at the London Olympics this summer.

The 18-year-old goes to school in Plymouth, Devon.

No date has been announced yet for when the programme will broadcast.