Olympic star Tom Daley launches celebrity diving show


Tonia Couch and Tom Daley

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.