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Who's taking part in Splash 2014? ITV confirms celebrity contestant line-up

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The names of the celebrity contestants taking part in the second series ITV diving show Splash! have been confirmed, with the likes of TOWIE’s Gemma Collins set to take the plunge.

Hosted by Vernon Kay and Gabby Logan, the contest will see Olympic hero Tom Daley teaching his sport to the celebs, before they demonstrate their skills in a series of Saturday night live shows.

The first three will be ‘heats’, each of which will feature five stars competing against each other for two places in the semi-final.

Competing in the first heat will be Diversity star Perri Kiely, TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, TV presenter Michaela Strachan, Eastenders actor Ricky Groves and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna

The contestants will have to mix drive and determination as they choose which heights they want to dive from.

Their efforts will be scored by a panel of judges – Daley, former Olympic diver Leon Taylor, Team GB coach Andy Banks, and comedienne Jo Brand – with viewers voting for their favourites.

In each heat, the celeb with the most public votes will automatically win a place in the semi-final. The next two top vote-getters then go head-to-head in a ‘Splash-off’, with the panel deciding who should advance.

Splash! begins on January 4 on ITV.