ITV1 bosses planning a celebrity DIVING show - and they want Tom Daley to host!


Bosses at ITV apparently want Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley to co-host a new reality show involving famous faces learning how to DIVE.

According to The Sun, the broadcaster hopes to have a big hit with 'Celebrity Splash', which will see a group of stars slipping into their swimwear as a team of professional divers coach them on how to take the plunge.

They'll perform increasingly hard routines in each show, including tricks such as somersaults and backflips.

But while it sounds like a cheap attempt to cash in on the popularity of the London 2012 games, the show is actually based on successful Dutch format 'Sterren Springen', which has also been sold to the US and France.

And with Tom said to be interested in bagging a telly career, producers look set to seize the opportunity to get him on board.

An insider commented: "It’s going to be a hilarious show which will have it all — humour, hunks in trunks and gorgeous girls. We are counting on this to be a big banker for next year.

"Everybody loved Tom at the Olympics, and this could be the perfect vehicle for him. We hope it could be as big as Total Wipeout."

The 16-year-old athlete won his bronze earlier this summer competing in the 10 metre platform event as part of Team GB.

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