tellymix

Splash! 2014: 'DILF' Dan Osbourne injures back in training

splash-2014-line-up-heat-3-3

TOWIE’s Dan Osborne has revealed he’s been left injured in training for Splash! 2014.

The hunky reality star will be one of five celebs diving in tonight’s latest live show and admitted: “It’s a lot harder than I thought.”

He explained: “I’ve had to take it easy because on the third training session I sprained my back.

“My biggest fear is having all those people there while I’m trying to concentrate! Every time I hit the water it turns my back, so I have to be careful. I’m not a fan of heights either.”

Dan added: “Diving into water head first just doesn’t seem natural to me! I’m 6ft 5in, so it’s difficult to make a dive look good.”

Meanwhile, Dan revealed that mentor Tom Daley turned out to be a tough coach.

He said: “I think he’s amazing at what he does. He’s very honest so if you do something bad, he’ll tell you. He won’t beat around the bush.”

And speaking about his tag as a ‘DILF’, Dan laughed: “I find it funny. It’s very flattering when people write comments like that. I never expected any of it.”

Dan will be diving in this week’s show alongside Penny Mordaunt MP, model Danielle Lloyd, comedian Patrick Monahan and singer and musician Paul Young.

Splash! 2014 starts at 7PM this Saturday night on ITV.

Browse pictures of the latest Splash! 2014 line up in training below…