Tina Malone brands ITV's Splash! "garbage" before her dive this weekend

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Tina Malone will be appearing on ITV's Splash! this weekend, but admitted she reckons the show is garbage.

The Shameless star begged viewers not to vote for her on the Tom Daley series, which has been attacked by viewers.

But despite being rather rubbish, the show has proved something of a success with more than 6 million viewers watching last Saturday's show.

Tina told Juice FM this week: “Diving off a three-metre board into an 18ft pool is absolutely horrendous. I’m 50 years of age in two weeks. I haven’t seen my final swimming costume yet – but I hope it’s going to be a tent. But on a serious note I’m an actor, not a celebrity. It’s the big fat cheques that make me happy.

“That’s why I’ve done Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Celebrity Four Weddings – which I won – and Celebrity Big Brother, which I knew I’d only be in for 15 days.

“But, unfortunately, you have to do this garbage."

And she begged with the show's listeners: “Don’t keep me in Splash!. I still get the same money if I do one heat or three heats, so don’t vote for Tina Malone. Thank you!”

Joining Tina in her heat will be Linda Barker, funnyman Dom Joly, boxer Anthony Ogogo, and Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe.

Splash! airs Saturday nights on ITV1.

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