Splash! to be given second run

Updated: 05 February 2013 14:19

Tom Daley's celebrity diving show Splash! is set to return for a second series.

Tom Daley's celebrity diving show Splash! is set to return for a second series.

Following the success of the first series, which was won by ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, the popular show will now return to the small screen in 2014.

Speaking about the second series, Elaine Bedell, ITV's director of entertainment and comedy, said: "'Splash! has proved itself by building a big, enthusiastic, primetime family audience. We've seen some quite incredible bravery from our celebrities this series, and the scale of the dives they were achieving is in no small part down to their mentor, and the star of our show, Tom Daley.

"We're looking forward to even more Saturday night spectacle, and sparkle, with the second series."

Tom added: "I am over the moon to hear Splash! will run for a second season. It's a dream come true for me to be involved in an entertainment show which has been so successful and also fits so well around my training schedule.

"Splash! has put diving on primetime TV and diving clubs all across the country have kept telling me that they now have waiting lists, following the popularity of the show. That in itself is an incredible achievement and I'm very excited to be part of it."

Splash! was ITV's most watched new entertainment series since 2008, averaging 5.4 million viewers over its five-week run.