Water bomb! Not even Jade Ewen's sexy gold bikini can save Tom Daley's new diving show Splash!
Gold medal outfit ... but Jade's performance, and the show itself, was less than convincing
Last Updated: 07th January 2013
The gorgeous singer kicked of proceedings on last night's new ITV reality show, which saw contestants coached by Olympic hero Tom.
But while Jade looked a delight in the tiny rubber number, it turned out to be a rare highlight of the much-panned debut episode.
Shockingly 6.35 million viewers had tuned in to watch the show, which also starred Benidorm star Jake Canuso, former Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer, telly presenter Jenni Falconer and comedian Omid Djalili.
Ready and waiting ... Omid, Jenni, Helen and Jake watch Jade take to the board
But it drew a very negative reaction on Twitter with many labelling it 'car crash TV'.
Chubby comic Jo Brand's inclusion on the judging panel and seasoned presenters Gaby Logan and Vernon Kay even got mocked.
The poor camerawork also got slated.
Gearing up ... Jade enthusiastically makes her way to the diving board
TV presenter Tim Lovejoy said: "Whats going on? Is the joke on me? Am I being filmed on my sofa? #splash. Did they ever explain why Jo Brand is a judge? #splash"
Presenters ... Gaby Logan and Vernon Kay
@aldohops added: "Terrible nightmare last night ! Involved a 2 min #splash , which must be a form of torture? TV for idiots by idiots."
@HeyyFatAmy continued: "Jo Brand judging diving is like Tulisa judging a singing competition."
Judging panel ... Team GB’s diving coach Andy Banks, comedienne Jo Brand and former Olympic diver Leon Taylor
Other negative tweets included:
@Staners6: "What's this prog on ITV Splash wow terrible"
@brent_lfc: "#splash literally the worst tv show I've ever seen but I guarantee everyone is watching it for its terrible set up and idea"
@GaryTomWilliams: "Splash is terrible, but the worst thing about it is that Harry Hill's TV Burp isn''t around to take it apart next Saturday."
@chrisymas: "Splash is the most pathetic excuse for a program I have ever seen."
@DannyJBarwick: "Vernon Kay and Gabby Logan presenting #splash I thought it looked terrible but now it looks diabolical."
@AngryBritain: "If we slag off Tom Daley's #Splash too vigorously will we get arrested for trolling? ..."
@jo_elvin: I really love Jo Brand, but.... Huh? #splash"
Feedback ... Jenni discusses her dive with Tom and Gaby
Jade's cringe-worthy pike dive set the tone for show early on.
After a huge build up, where she nervously danced up to the 5m board and chatted eagerly with Vernon, Jade appeared to just rock rather pathetically into the pool.
Jake followed, showing off his toned torso and package in a pair of tiny red sequinned speedos.
Serious ... Jake prepares for lift-off
The star appeared anxious, following an incident the day before where he had grazed his nose on the bottom of the practice pool.
But he looked more impressive as he performed a somersault from 5m.
Actress Helen was next up, wearing a black cossie which looked a lot better than the end result.
All over the shop ... Helen's flop
Before her dive the audience watched 'highlights' of Helen in training, where she was tipped off a diving board via a crash mat.
What followed wasn't much better, with her belly flop receiving the lowest marks from the judging panel.
Jenni provided another brief highlight as she showed off her hot body in a bright pink costume. But after a promising VT, she overspan on a somersault.
The final star to dive on Saturday night was Omid who wore an unusual Victorian-like blue swimming costume.
The funnyman joked about his larger size, telling everyone he looked like a flying pig.
Preparing to take the plunge ... Omid Djalili
But his brave 10m effort earnt the highest points - 23 - of the night.
After a 6 1/2 minute phone vote, Omid was the first name voted into the final while Jake and Jenni took part in a 'Splash Off'.
The Benidorm star fared a tad better than the blonde and got the nod to join Omid in the final in a couple of weeks.
Jade and Helen were unsurprisingly booted off.
A new set of contestants including reality star Joey Essex and former ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will take part in a second heat next week.
Sadly for male fans Hollyoaks beauty Jennifer Metcalfe pulled out last week.
After the show Tom tweeted: "So what did you all think of #Splash ?!?!"