Tom Daley to make a splash with new ITV diving show

The medal-winning British Diver has bagged his very own primetime series, which will see him teaching celebrities how to dive

Tom Daley may already have a bronze medal under his belt and be tipped for success in Rio, but it seems he may have his eye on a TV career, too.

The Team GB star has bagged his very own primetime ITV show to be named Splash! which will see him teach celebrities how to dive.

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Speaking about his latest venture, Tom Daley said: ‘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.

‘I’ll be helping the celebrities as they master a dangerous and exciting sport and I can’t wait to get started.’

The Team GB diver will star on the show alongside a team of coaches, who will put the stars through their paces as they compete to be crowned the winner.

Although a date for the first show is yet to be set, it’s thought filming could begin early next year, with the view to giving the show a Saturday night slot.

Earlier this year Tom Daley revealed he might have his eye on a career in film, too.

So could he be headed to Hollywood?

‘At the moment I am studying, but I’d like to become a TV presenter or get film work,’ he said.

‘I’d love to do anything like that. I would love to try anything new really, be it star in a film or playing a small little part in something like that, that would be pretty cool.’

Will you be watching Tom Daley’s new ITV show? Will Splash! make a splash? Let us know in the comments box below…

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