Jennifer Metcalfe shows Dancing On Ice ex Sylvain Longchambon what he's missing by slipping on a bikini and joining Splash!
By J J ANISIOBI
The wet look: Jennifer Metcalfe, pictured in 2010, will compete in new ITV1 diving show Splash!
Jennifer Metcalfe intends to mend her broken heart by jumping head first into a new challenge.
The Hollyoaks actress has signed up for new entertainment show Splash! in the wake of her break up with boyfriend of two years Sylvain Longchambon.
Metcalfe, 29, will get to show off her sublime figure in a bikini as she joins a host of other celebrities in the diving competition, which is mentored by Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley.
Jennifer ordered Dancing On Ice star Sylvain to leave their home after he dumped her by phone amid reports he developed feelings for new dance partner Samia Ghadie.
The pretty soap star reportedly texted her ex with the simple message - 'I want you out - now' and reportedly will dump her lover's clothes on the driveway if he refuses to leave.
Despite the heartache it appears Jennifer may still turn up to watch Sylvain perform with Coronation Street actress Samia on Sunday night's launch show.
Jennifer, who competed with Sylvain in the 2011 series, has tickets for the ITV1 show and friends say she is set to turn up despite their break-up.
A friend told The Sun newspaper: 'Jen was always planning to go along as she has tickets as Sylvain's partner and wanted to cheer him along and give him support.
'Now that's changed she texted him and said she might come anyway. Can you imagine how uncomfortable Samia would feel if she kept seeing Jen in the audience?'
Samia, who plays Maria Connor in the ITV1 soap, also dumped her boyfriend, Will Thorp, after falling for Sylvain but she has faced abuse from the show's fans so has been hiding out at her mum's.
A source said: 'She is fearful of the abuse and the reaction she will face when the show starts this Sunday. She wanted to hide out with her mum.'
On thin ice: Jennifer dumped Sylvain Longchambon after he developed feelings for Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie
Jennifer's svelte body will not be the only one on show as Sugababe Jade Ewen has been told she must compete in a bikini.
Jade, 24, who represented the UK at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, said: 'They obviously thought it would make good TV if mine came off.
'I’m hoping they put me in a one-piece, though, as I don’t want the bottoms coming off and the whole thing being caught on underwater cameras. But maybe that’s how you get the votes!'
Making waves: Singer Jade Ewen looks ready to compete in Splash! as she shows off her slim figure in a blue bikini
Beach babe: The Sugababe said that she was told by producers to wear a bikini instead of a one piece
Jade and the other celebrities will be given personal tuition by Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley.
However, the curvy singer isn't the only woman in great shape for the show as mother-of-one Jenni Falconer is raring to go.
The 36-year-old has shed several pounds since giving birth to daughter Ella in 2011, but she is still not full confident with her body.
Head and shoulders: Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley will be coaching all of the celebrities
She said: 'I used to wear a bikini on TV a lot – not anymore - I've had a baby. But it's really exciting to do something like this.'
The first show will see actor Jake Canuso, comic Omid Djalili, Sugababe Jade Ewen, presenter Jenni Falconer and comedienne Helen Lederer don their swimwear and take to the diving boards as they try to master one of sport’s most difficult disciplines on prime-time TV.
The second show sees entrepreneur and model Caprice, Olympic ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, TV star Joey Essex, TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin and TV presenter Charlotte Jackson go up against each other.
And the third heat will show TV presenter Linda Barker, funny-man Dom Joly, actress Tina Malone, actress Jennifer Metcalfe and Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo all compete for the final two places in the semi-finals.
Back to black: Jennie Falconer is also taking part in the show having shed pounds since giving birth to her daughter in 2011
Head first: The television presenter is not feeling confident with her body shape
The judging panel is made up of comedienne Jo Brand, Olympic silver medallist diver Leon Taylor, and Team GB coach Andy Banks.
Daley expects there to be a deluge of 'smacks and wallops' as the celebrities attempt to recreate his medal winning form.
He said: 'Some of them could freeze – and if you freak out, you freak out on live TV. That’s a pretty daunting prospect.'
The show starts on 5 January on ITV1 at 7:15pm.
The funny guy: Comedian Omid Djalili will surely be adding some laughs to the show
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