Jennifer Metcalfe quits Splash
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 January 2013
Jennifer Metcalfe has reportedly quit ITV1 diving show 'Splash!' because she "fears" it will look as though she is going head-to-head with 'Dancing on Ice' star Samia Ghadie, who has started dating her professional skating partner and the 'Hollyoaks' beauty's ex-boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon
Jennifer Metcalfe has quit 'Splash!'.
The 29-year-old actress has pulled out of the ITV1 diving show because she is worried it will look as though she is going head-to-head with 'Dancing on Ice' contestant Samia Ghadie, who has reportedly started dating her professional skating partner Sylvain Longchambon following his split from the 'Hollyoaks' beauty.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "She feared it looked like she was going head-to-head with Samia."
Jennifer was due to star in the first ever episode of 'Splash!' - which will see Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley teach a host of celebrities how to dive - on Saturday (05.01.13), while Samia will make her 'Dancing on Ice' debut on Sunday (06.01.13).
But Samia - who split with her 'Coronation Street' co-star boyfriend Will Thorp before Christmas - has spoken out to insist she is "single" and "just having fun" skating alongside Sylvain, who split with former 'Dancing on Ice' contestant Jennifer after confessing he had "developed feelings" for Samia.
A host of star names including Sugababe Jade Ewen, 'The Only Way is Essex' star Joey Essex, model Caprice, comedian Omid Djalili and 'Benidorm' actor Jake Canuso have signed up for 'Splash!', and Tom believes the celebrities will need to be "adrenaline junkies" to succeed on the show.
The 18-year-old star told the Daily Star newspaper: "I still get scared going off the high 10m platform, and I've been doing it since I was eight years old!
"It feels like the board is getting narrower and narrower as you walk to the end. There's nothing wrong with being scared to get your heart going.
"I guess you have to be a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
"But that's the reason I love diving and keep getting back on the board."