Diarmuid Gavin preferred 'tighter' Speedos on Splash

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 January 2013
Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin preferred wearing "tighter" Speedos during his diving on 'Splash!' as he felt it protected him better "down there"

Diarmuid Gavin thinks the "tighter" the Speedos on 'Splash!', the better.

The TV gardener departed from the ITV1 diving competition on Saturday night (12.01.13) after receiving low scores from judges Jo Brand, Andy Banks and Leon Taylor and admitted while the small trunks protected him "down there" during the jumps, he still found the belly flops incredibly "painful".

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "You have to do the Speedos, otherwise you end up bruised down there! The tighter the better. We've all been through that, arriving with very loose shorts, but by God you feel it afterwards.

"There have been quite a few belly flops, everybody has plenty of bruises, but fortunately there haven't been any serious injuries - but the belly flops, if you land wrong from a height, are very, very painful."

Although Diarmuid was aware he will never be a "natural" at the sport he was keen to take on the challenge before changing his mind.

He added: "If I'd had more time to think about it I would have said no. The acrobatics and the heights are just too much for me. I'm not a natural."

Model Caprice also lost out on Saturday to her fellow contestant, 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Joey Essex.

However, Joey then failed to impress in a dive-off with 'Sky Sports News' presenter Charlotte Jackson and was voted off by judges.

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