Less Splash! More Plop!

It’s hard to imagine a worse live “entertainment” show than the one I watched on Saturday night. Instead of making a big “Splash!” on ITV it made barely a ripple in my eyes.

Olympic star Tom Daley’s new show “Splash!”, aimed to become another big ratings hit. It hit alright, it hit the self destruct button. Dotted around the poolside were signs saying “No Bombing”, it’s just a shame these signs didn’t apply to the show.

Not only was the show incredibly boring it was far too long. 90 minutes of fluff interspersed with just 25 seconds of the celebrities actually diving is not what I would call a diving programme, unless you count the viewing figures.

“Starring” in the show were Sugababes singer Jade Ewen, actress Helen Lederer, presenter Jenni Falconer, comedian Omid Djalili and Benidorm actor Jake Canuso, not exactly an All-Star cast for a primetime slot on Saturday night.