Olympian Anthony Ogogo and TV presenter Linda Barker have taken the last two slots in the Splash! semi-final after winning the final heat of the ITV1 show on Saturday night.

Boxer Anthony – who was a bronze medallist at London 2012 – did not finish top of the judges’ scoreboard following his backward somersault from the top diving board – but he won the public over with his efforts.

Linda, meanwhile – who finished top of the leaderboard with 25.5 points – still won herself a place in next weekend’s show after beating Shameless star Tina Malone in the ‘dive-off’.

The Changing Rooms presenter – who turned heads in a sparkly purple bikini – previously impressed the panel with her dive from the 7.5m board.

“We are looking for the last two places in the final,” judge Andy Banks told her, “it would be fantastic to have a girl in there. I think you really have a chance, you nailed the finish.”

Former Olympic champion Leon Taylor also gave her the thumbs up, saying: “Absolutely fantastic – you’ve done a real dive.”

TV presenter Donna Air and funnyman Dom Joly also took part in Saturday night’s show but failed to make it through.

Next weekend’s semi-final will see tonight’s two qualifiers compete against comedian Omid Djalili, Benidorm actor Jake Canuso, Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson and skier Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards for a place in the final in a fortnight’s time.