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Monday, December 23, 2013

Nickelodeon UK Presenters Anna Williamson And Perri Kiely To Be Contestants In Second Series Of ITV's "Splash!"

Entertainment news websites and columns are reporting the very exciting TV news that ITV has announced that Nickelodeon UK presenters Anna Williamson (Nick UK's "Camp Orange", "Jamie's & Anna's Big Weekend", "UPick Summer", "N-View") and Perri Kiely ("Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party") will be contestants on the networks upcoming brand-new second series of "Splash!"!

Anna and Perri will be joining singer Una Foden from The Saturdays, rugby star Martin Offiah MBE and "Hollyoaks" star Gemma Merna in next years celebrity-jammed diving contest lineup, which, hosted by Team GB diver Tom Daley ("Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013"), starts Saturday 4th January at 7.20pm! ITV will confirm which other celebrities will be participating in the 2014 series of "Splash!" in the coming weeks.

"I'm thrilled to be able to tell my Digital Spy family first officially that I'm to take part in the upcoming series of Splash! for ITV," Anna told Digital Spy.

"The training is hardcore but under the watchful eye of coach Tom Daley I'm starting to learn the art of diving. [...] It's so much harder than it looks, trust me, and the heights are petrifying!"

Anna Williamson, who is a ambassador for Mind and a key supporter and children's counsellor at children's helpline ChildLine, also told Digital Spy that her work with mental health Mind and children's charities inspired her to sign up for the show.

"As a ChildLine counsellor I work with young people on facing their fears, and helping them set personal goals," she explained.

"I've decided to practice what I preach and give Splash! a go, tackling my own fear of swimming pools and heights!"

She added: "Hopefully I don't bottle it on the live show!"

Taking to Twitter shortly after announcing her part in Splash! on Saturday 21st December 2013, she said: "Thanks for your lovely comments re @splashITV - training is hard, I have multiple bruises as proof, but enjoying it. Great bunch of peeps."

Anna is currently starring in Cinderella alongside EastEnders star Matt Lapinskas at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley. The panto will be running until 5th January 2014. The celebrity-jammed diving contest begins a day before Anna finishes her run as Cinders, leaving Anna with little time to swap her Cinderella frock for her swimming costume. You can still catch the budding diver on stage. You can book tickets at, by calling 0844 8717620 or by visiting the box office. Tickets cost between £15 and £26.50, or £32 for a premium ticket.

18-year-old Perri Luc Kiely (born 15 December 1995) is a British, street dancer, best known as a current member of the dance troupe Diversity, who won the third series of "Britain's Got Talent", and a co-presenter of Nick UK and Sky 1 HD's dance-themed reality series "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party", which he presented alongside fellow Diversity member Jordan Banjo. Perri announced the exciting news that he will be in the second series of ITV's "Splash!" in a Tweet on his official Twitter profile page, ‏@realperrikiely:
That's right people this year I am going to be taking part in the tv show SPLASH!!!! So please show me your support and let's do this [...]
"Splash!" features Olympian Tom Daley as he coaches celebrities diving skills before they battle it out in front of judges Andy Banks, comedienne Jo Brand, and Olympic diver Leon Taylor to win the series. In August 2013, Diversity performed a special dance routine on top of the roof of London's O2 Arena to celebrate the 2013 Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards!

Additional news sources: Entertainment Focus, Bromley Times.
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