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