Look, guys, there's something we need to talk about. It's
kind of embarrassing and, well, we're a little overcome with butterflies and
giggles... We have a major crush on Olympic diver Tom Daley. WTF?! You knew?!
Ah well. Truth be told, we adore the nation's sweetheart-come-hunk so much that
it's literally killing us to come to terms with the fact that his Saturday
night show Splash! was *takes a deep breath* a bit on the crumby side.
Taking up a prime time slot on ITV1 and hosted by the slightly mismatched duo
of Vernon Kay and Gabby Logan, Splash! has been the center of criticism after
viewers were left disappointed by the poor production work. From dodgy camera
angles to an excessive amount of replays, the diving show has been attacked for
dedicating so little time to, er, diving.
Worse still, the show's impressive 6.1m audience is expected to fall
drastically by next week, with some estimates claiming that 75% of viewers
won't be returning for another dose of scantily-clad celebs diving (falling)
through the air.
However, it's not all bad news for our Tom. Many have stated that the show was
"so bad" that it's actually brilliant, so maybe we can all find a
place in our hearts for Daley's diving extravaganza. We're guessing the show's
bosses just need to have a re-think about the line up. Throw in better judges,
tidy up the presenting and show us more of Tom wearing even smaller
trunks. Then, perhaps, we'll all come back for more.