Dan Osbourne, Danielle Lloyd Splash into diving show’s semi-final

TOWIE star Dan Osbourne and model Danielle Lloyd have made it through to the Splash! semi-finals following the third heat of the series.

Saturday’s show saw Dan head straight through to the next stage after winning the highest number of public votes – and impressing the judges with a complicated dive which saw him enter the water feet-first.

Meanwhile Danielle overcame injuries sustained in training to win the splash-off ahead of Penny Mordaunt MP.

The Tory politician came a cropper as she attempted to win a place in the semi-final – with a dive which saw her land in the water flat on her stomach, leading the judges to unanimously vote Danielle through to the next stage.

80s pop star Paul Young and comedian Patrick Monahan, who also took part in the heat, were knocked out of the competition after failing to secure enough votes.

Earlier in the show Dan won praise from the judges for his efforts – and for his skimpy leopard-print trunks.

“Dan I don’t fancy you, you’ve let yourself go to seed,” Jo Brand joked. But I thought you were very good.”

Andy Banks, taking things a little more seriously, told him:  “The flight in the air was just that little bit scruffy but I thought it was still a good effort.”

Next Saturday’s Splash!, the last heat before the semi-finals, will feature comedienne Jenny Eclair, rugby star Austin Healey, athlete Richard Whitehead MBE, TV presenter Pollyanna Woodward and Saturdays star Una Foden.