Our girls dive in for prime time TV slot on Splash! with Tom Daley
PLYMOUTH divers Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will join forces with Tom Daley and coach Andy Banks in tonight's Splash! programme on ITV1.
The two Olympians will have cameo roles in the celebrity dive show which is recorded at Plymouth's Life Centre but televised live at Luton's new aquatic venue.
Banks, who is on the judging panel with former Olympic diver Leon Taylor and comedian Jo Brand, said Barrow and Couch's recruitment is good news for Plymouth.
"The girls are both very excited about taking part in Splash! and with Tom and me already installed, it gives Plymouth and our diving programme a really big boost," he said.
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"How many times has Plymouth had four of their sports figures appearing in a prime time TV slot which is great news for the city.
"I don't know exactly what the girls are going to be doing yet, but they are nervous and excited at the prospect of appearing on such a popular show.
"As are both Tom and myself – we're loving doing the programme."
Barrow and Couch just missed out on medals at London 2012, finishing fifth in the 10m synchronised contest.
The pair will be in action along with Tom Daley at the Life Centre in the British Gas Diving Championships from February 8 to 10.Couch and Barrow will be looking to retain their 10m synchronised title on February 8, while Daley will compete on the final day of the contest.
The championships will be closely followed by the annual Armada Cup, which takes place from February 21-24.
The Armada Cup, which has been going for 16 years and attracts young divers from around the country, will be making its debut in the Life Centre having been held in the Central Park Pool last February.
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