The Eagle has landed Splash! title

Updated: 03 February 2013 10:52

Olympic ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards has won the first series of ITV's celebrity diving competition Splash!.

Olympic ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards has won the first series of ITV's celebrity diving competition Splash!.

After a training week of belly and back flops, Edwards scored a total of 59 out of 60 for his two dives in the final; a maximum 30 points for the first and 29 for the second.

When judges' scores and the public's votes were combined Edwards was crowned the inaugural Splash! champion.

Benidorm actor Jake Canuso was in second place with Changing Rooms' Linda Barker finishing third.

After his victory, Edwards told presenter Vernon Kay: "It's been fantastic. Very painful, very, very difficult and very dangerous but I've loved every minute of it."

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The Eagle before he landed

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The champ with Splash! hosts Gabby Logan and Vernon Kay and mentor Tom Daley