The critics have blasted it but the viewers have kept watching it; Splash! has proven to be a surprise ratings hit for ITV on Saturday evenings. It has all the ingredients of a flop; naff format, bland presenters, rubbish celebrities and endless commercial breaks for some reason viewers keep tuning in. I can only collude its to see Olympian Tom Daley in swimming trunks!
Tomorrow night’s finale will see Linda Barker, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards and James Canuso perform a synchronised dive but only one will be crowned the winner. Isn’t it rather telling the only name I recognise there is Changing Rooms‘ Linda Barker! Does anyone actually care who wins? Is anyone actually tuning in for the celebrity diving?
Splash! Finale, 7.15pm, ITV on Saturday (2nd February)
[Written by Vivian Summers]