Celebrities scared to strip off for new ITV show Splash

Joey EssexOlympic diver Tom Daley has said he's finding coaching contestants tough on Splash - as they're reluctant to bare their flesh!

The new ITV1 programme sees Tom attempt to teach his sport to a group of celebs - rumoured to include Joey Essex (pictured) and Leandro Penna - before they compete against each other in a series of heats.

But as if the prospect of taking the plunge wasn't worrying enough already, Tom - who won a bronze medal at this year's London games - claims the stars are even scared of the skimpy costumes!

He told The Sun: "You need courage just to be able to even stand up there. You’re up there half-naked as well so there’s also that to overcome."

"You have to be supportive with them and the stuff we’ve filmed so far is funny."

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Splash, which is based on a hit Dutch format, airs on Saturday nights on ITV1 from January 5th.

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