Splash! Keith Duffy: Perri is 'too good'

'Splash!' star Keith Duffy hopes his rival Perri Kiely, who is sick, is too ill to dive this weekend and he's "too good"

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Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy hopes Perri Kiely is too ill to compete in the 'Splash!' final this weekend.

The Boyzone singer has joked that the Diversity dancer, who is feeling under the weather ahead of the diving competition's grand finale on Saturday (15.02.14), is such huge competition he hopes he isn't able to take part.

He quipped on ITV's 'Lorraine' today (13.02.14): "Hopefully he stays kind of ill, he's too good!"

Keith, 39, is joined in the final by Perri, 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk Dan Osborne and athlete Richard Whitehead, and he feels like he is the "old man" among the finalists.

He said: "I didn't realise that I'd be competing with guys like 18 years younger than me, I'm the old man in the panel!"

The Irish star suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction during his first dive in the competition, when his swimming trunks came down while he was in the water.

Keith thinks his flesh-baring moment could have been the reason for his success so far, however.

He quipped: "My wife wasn't too pleased, I have to say. But you reckon that's the reason I'm [still] here?"

The 'Splash!' final airs on ITV on Saturday and the show's sponsor, Hula Hoops, is celebrating the final episode by giving away a year's supply of the tasty snack to lucky viewers.

If one of the contestants scores a perfect 10 in the final, fans are encouraged to tweet the hashtag #Perfect10 to @HulaHoopsUK. The first 10 people to do so will win the year's supply of Hula Hoops.

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