ITV's Splash! gets the axe after two series

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Tom Daley and ITV's Splash! has been axed after two series.

It's no real shock after ratings for the second run earlier this year flopped on ITV up against The Voice UK on BBC One.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Tom Daley's focus on preparations for the 2016 ­Olympics in Rio have been partly to blame for the decision to cancel the show.

An insider added: “Tom’s diving comes first. But we love having him on the channel and are looking at other projects for him.”

It was claimed last week that ITV plan to air a new Celebrity Survivor series instead next Spring on Saturday nights.

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A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “This is going to push the celebrities to their limits and make I’m A Celebrity look like a walk in the park.

“But it’s not about strength, it’s about survival, which means brains over brawn.”

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