Making a Splash! Jade Ewen stuns on Tom Daley diving show and unveils her impressive figure in gold bikini
By OWEN TONKS
It's the show Tom Daley fans have been excited about for weeks.
But Sugababes star Jade Ewen, 24, gave her male fans a treat on the opening night of diving show Splash!
The singer stunned ahead of her dive by removing her red dressing gown to unveil her impressive figure in a gold bikini.
Glittering: Sugababes singer Jade looked stunning in a gold bikini which she wore for her dive
A series of celebrities are taking part in the series during which they will be mentored by Olympic diver Tom Daley, 18.
Five stars will leap from a diving board and into the pool over a series of nights in a bid to impress the judges, Team GB’s diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne Jo Brand and former Olympic diver Leon Taylor.
The phone lines are then opened to the public and the most popular competitor will automatically go through to the semi-final with the next two competing in a Splash!-off in a bid to impress the judges once more and go through to the next round.
Pensive: Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley looks on as his diving students take to the diving board in Splash!
Jade looked nervous but excited before taking to the diving board but jumped around and played to the crowd's cheers as she removed her satin red dressing gown to reveal a gold bikini as she climbed the stairs to Rihanna's Only Girl (In The World).
In an emotional clip played before her dive in which she appeared tearful, Jade said: 'I can't explain the feeling, when you first see the board. I feel sick...
'I can't really swim. The first time I had to walk along the board I panicked. I think the live show will be very, very difficult.'
Cheeky: Jade grinned and pretended to be embarrassed as she revealed her impressive figure
Once she climbed up to the top of the five metre board, she told Vernon: 'I'm so nervous. I'm going to do a pike fall.'
After her jump, judge Andy, said:'You couldn't swim really, you nearly drowned. Great jump... it was short of vertical'
Jo Brand added: 'It was amazing, your nerves must have been nuclear. It was amazing.'
Leon said: 'You were so nervous. It was short of vertical but it was great.'
The singer was warded a total of 18 out of 30.
Striptease: Jake removed his pink dressing gown to reveal his toned body and a pair of red swimming trunks
Hunk in trunks: The actor showed off his impressive physique in a pair of barely-there trunks
Tom said: 'The first time I saw Jade she was struggling to swim and get back to the surface without drowning. Well done.'
Jade was followed by Benidorm actor Jake Canuso, who said in his training: ‘I don’t know why I’m doing this. I think insanity has kicked in.’
The star, who injured his nose and was taken to hospital after hitting the bottom of the pool during training, admitted the competition brought back bad memories for him after he suffered trauma during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.
He said: ‘Initially hitting the water, with all the bubbles it just triggers some memories – I nearly drowned in the tsunami in Thailand.’
Call the doctor: Jake was injured during training after hitting his nose on the bottom of the pool
Wore red speedos with sequins and danced for the crowd as Spice Girls song Spice Up Your Life played in the background.
The star did an impressive jump including one spin but appeared to flip too far and his legs went over rather than vertical.
Opening the judges' comments, Leon, who awarded Jake a score of 7.5, said: ‘You smashed it tonight but too much but you did do a bit of banana as you went in… but the complexity has taken me aback.’
Andy offered him 6.5 points, saying : ‘Being able to dive like that should actually take years. I’m actually quite impressed.’
Jo awarded him 8, adding: ‘I was really impressed, you did over rotate but I do that when I come out the pub.’
Climbing the stairs: Jake looked nervous as he made his way up to the board ahead of his dive
Tom: ‘It’s increadible since only a couple of days ago he smashed his face on the bottom of the pool.’
Following Jake was actress Helen Lederer, who looked increadibly nervous as she climbed the steps to the board in a black swimsuit.
During her training, Tom said: ‘Helen, out of the whole group, is the one I would say is the most scared… I’m definitely going to have my work cut out with Helen – at the moment it’s looking difficult.’
Seemingly letting her nerves get the better of her, Helen told host Vernon Kay: ‘I can’t understand what you’re saying. I’m going to dive am I? What if I don’t?’
Nervous: Helen looked incredibly nervous before she took to the diving board
The third celebrity to dive was Jenni, who said in her training: I’m not someone who likes to site back, I do like to push myself.'
She wore a pink and black swimsuit which showed off her slimline figure as she headed to the three metre spring board.
The broadcaster's dive featured an impressive spin but went in on her back with her legs over her head.
Pretty in pink: Jenni looked sporty in a bright pink and black swimsuit before she took to the diving board on the show
Leon awarded her 6.5, saying: ‘Your take off was superb… the entry into the water was awful. You landed flat on your back.'
Jo gave a score of eight, adding: ‘You did marvellous… it started brilliantly.’
Andy brought the score to a total of 21.5 by giving a score of seven.
Alright on the night: Jenni was nervous ahead of her dive but smiled and waved to the audience on Saturday night
The final star to dive on Saturday night was comedian Omid Djalili who wore an unusual Victorian-like blue swimming costume.
The funnyman joked about his larger size before during his training but promised to try and keep up with his muscular fellow contestant Jake.
Omid climbed up to the 10 metre board and performed a dive called The Swan but appeared to tip over and go into the pool on his back after taking the leap.
Ready to go: Omid Djalili wore an old fashioned swimming costume for his appearance on Splash! on Friday
After jumping, he said: ‘I’m aware it wasn’t technically right but I did it.’
And the star appeared to impress the judges with Andy awarding him a score of 7.5.
Leon awarded him 6.5, saying: ‘All the pressure of diving last… I cannot believe you went off the 10 metre… You were courageous, determined.’
Jo gave him a score of nine, saying: ‘That was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. It was like a majestic turkey… Can I get married to you?’
Taking the plunge: Omid impressed the judges with his dive after performing a jump known as The Swan
The voting lines were then opened to the public for a short period before the results were announced on the show.
The first diver through to take part in the Splash!-off was Jake who would be competing against Jenni to make it into the next round.
It was then announced that Jade was the first to leave the competition after failing to gain enough public votes despite stunning in her gold bikini.
Following Jade, it was revealed that Omid was the first celebrity to go straight through to the semi-final with after getting support from the public and coming top of the leaderboard thanks to the judges votes.
He's through: Benidorm actor Jake was put through to the semi-final by the judges where he will once again compete against Omid and a number of other upcoming competitors
Actress Helen was also given the boot after failing to win over audiences and the judges.
Both Jake and Jenni took to the diving board for a second time in a bid to impress the judges enough to make it through to the semi-final.
After watching them jump, judge Jo said: ‘They both did really interesting and challenging dives. I think because it’s slightly more difficult I’m going to go for Jake.
Leon added: ‘I’m going to go with who’s was the most difficult not who made the most error and I’m going with Jake.’
Actor Jake made it through to the semi-final where he will join Omid
Going out with a Splash! Jenni almost made it through to the semi-final of the show after impressing the judges and the public but it was Jake who triumphed in the end
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