Splash! 2014 final results: Diversity's Perri Kiely crowned winner

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Diversity dancer Perri Kiely has been crowned champion of the second series of ITV diving contest Splash!, beating Richard Whitehead MBE, Keith Duffy and Dan Osborne.

Tonight's grand final saw each of the finalists performing a solo dive, before teaming up with their mentor Tom Daley for a synchronised performance.

Although judges Andy Banks, Jo Brand and Leon Taylor gave comments and scores for each dive, only public votes counted in the final results.

Perri, 18, was the only celebrity to get a full 30 out of 30 for either of their dives, with the trio raving over his solo routine, a forward two-and-a-half somersault with tuck from the 3m springboard.

"It had everything, complexity, execution, and you absolutely nailed it. I'm impressed," said the notoriously hard-to-please Leon.

Perri - the youngest member of the Britain's Got Talent-winning dance troupe - also scored 27.5 points for his synchronised dive, an inward one-and-a-half somersault with tuck from 10 metres.

Reacting to the result, Perri said: "I'm speechless, oh my God. Thank you so much to the judges, everyone who voted, Diversity, Tom, the coaches. You've been absolutely incredible."

Richard came second in the public vote, after bagging a solo 29 points and a synchronised 27.5 points.

Although they rated it lower, the panel was particularly impressed with the latter dive, for which he attempted a tricky armstand backwards dive from the metres.

"Top international divers don't do this dive because it's so hard to get the timing right. It had a definite wow factor," Andy commented.

Elsewhere, Keith took third place, having attracted criticism for over-rotating his 25 point-scoring solo dive. He improved to 26 points for his joint effort with Tom.

Dan also flopped with viewers, finishing in last place after donning another pair of skimpy swimming trunks for his appearance.

He scored 27 points in the first round and 27.5 in the second, with the judges praising him for finally managing a vertical entry and syncing perfectly with Tom in his final dive.

"I was out of my seat. That was in many ways for me the dive of the night," observed Leon. "The synchronisation was phenomenal."

It is currently unclear whether Splash! will return for a third series, with bosses thought to be considering axing the show after it collapsed in the ratings.

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