Tom Daley's mum defends ITV's Splash!

Tom Daley

Tom Daley's mum has jumped to his defence over ITV's Splash!

The celebrity reality diving show launched last Saturday night, with a Tom teaching a bunch of stars how to dive.

The series has been much mocked by viewers, despite attracting some 6 million viewers for its first episode.

But Debbie Daley reckons the show could be a hit.

She said: "Splash! is an appropriate show for Tom. Yes, it can improve following the first show. However, a lot of grandparents, mums, teenagers and kids loved it.

She explained "Tom, though, is just giving some advice and encouragement - and having some fun.

"I am glad that he is doing Splash! even though I don't like to read negative reviews of the show.

Clearly thrilled with her actions, Tom wrote on Twitter this week: "My mum is AMAZING 😀 x."

The show continues tonight on ITV1 will see glamour model Caprice, ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, TOWIE star Joey Essex, TV garden expert Diarmuid Gavin, and Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson all diving.

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