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Tom Daley to host celebrity diving show for ITV1?

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ITV1 has commissioned a new diving show called Celebrity Splash.

The format is based on Holland's ratings hit Sterren Springen and sees stars learn how to dive - performing increasingly difficult routines each week.

Plymouth based Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including Tom Daley (left) aboard an open top bus as they process through the streets of Plymouth, where thousands of people have turned out to welcome them home from the games (19/09/2012)

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Tom Daley competes in the Men's 10m Platform Final.

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The contestants will be given intensive training throughout the series by professional coaches, who will teach them skills such as backflips, somersaults and diving with grace, The Sun reports.

Tom Daley, who won a bronze medal in the ten-metre platform at the London 2012 Olympics, is being considered as co-host of the programme. He previously expressed an interest in launching a TV career.

"It's going to be a hilarious show which will have it all - humour, hunks in trunks and gorgeous girls," a source said.

"We are counting on this to be a big banker for next year. Everybody loved Tom at the Olympics, and this could be the perfect vehicle for him. We hope it could be as big as Total Wipeout."

US broadcaster ABC recently picked up Celebrity Splash in America.

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