TV presenter Linda Barker, Benidorm star Jake Canuso and former Olympic skiier Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards will compete in next weekend’s Splash! final after making it through Saturday night’s semi.

Eddie The Eagle and Linda both made it through after receiving high scores from the judges and proving popular with the public, leaving Jake to battle it out in the dive off against Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson and funnyman Omid Djalili.

And despite giving a disappointing performance in the dive-off – with his nerves apparently getting the better of him – both Leon Taylor and Andy Banks said they wanted to see him in the final.

The trio will not only deliver solo dives next Saturday but will also each perform a synchronised dive with Tom Daley in a bid to be crowned series champion.

The semi-final proved particularly good for Eddie The Eagle, who became the first competitor this series to be given a 10 by the judges.

The sportsman picked up his perfect score from Jo Brand after performing a one and a half inward somersault pike from the 10m board.

“That was simply amazing,” she said, adding: “Is there anything you can’t do?”

Meanwhile, it wasn’t quite such a good night for the sixth competitor, Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo.

The 24-year-old pulled out of the competition live on air after a recurrence of an old achilles injury during last weekend’s show left him unable to train for the entire week.

“I’m gutted,” he admitted. “I really want to win but I’ve got a long career ahead of me and I need to think of that more than anything.”

Anthony then delighted the crowds with a glimpse of his skimpy swimwear before his departure.