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Diving daredevil Eddie the Eagle in pole position to win Splash!

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: January 30, 2013

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DAREDEVIL Olympian Eddie the Eagle Edwards is making waves on prime time Saturday night TV.

The Woodchester Winter Olympic ski jumper scored the first perfect 10 in ITV's Splash! under the expert eye of London 2012 diving bronze medallist Tom Daley.

He is in pole position to win the celebrity reality TV show if he keeps up the fine run of form he showed in last Saturday's semi-final.

Judge and comedian Jo Brand gave him a 10 for a one-and-a-half somersault dive while Team GB coach Andy Banks and former Olympic diving medallist Leon Taylor gave him a 9.5.

"I'm not in a ski outfit but just a pair of swimming trunks and it's very painful when you land from such a great height and get it wrong," said Eddie.

"I've had a few painful moments but you have to overcome them, mentally and physically. I never dreamed I'd be doing this."

The final is screened on Saturday.

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  January 30 2013, 12:15PM

    ...............irony is wasted on so many!

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  • lordigaga  |  January 30 2013, 11:59AM

    im glad this trash isn't on the bbc, so i have to fund it

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  • Lecorche  |  January 30 2013, 11:37AM

    Read the article.Isitetc. It tells you. He's one of life's good guys. Although,(Ho,Ho,Ho.) TiG credits him with taking part in the Woodchester Winter Olympics,it was a long ago Galgary Winter Olympics event that the "Eagle" came last in and earned himself a type of immortality that is evident if you ask anyone who actually won the event and find out that nobody knows or cares. If you're reading this,Eddie,I was only joking about the new handle. :-)

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  January 30 2013, 11:22AM

    Sorry, who is Eddie the Eagle Edwards, and what is Splash!?

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  • RoseHillWR  |  January 30 2013, 11:12AM

    Yay! I love him! Go Eddie!!!!

  • Lecorche  |  January 30 2013, 11:12AM

    Go! Eddie the Seagull! ;-)

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