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Sunday 20 April 2014

That has to hurt - Splash contestant Gemma Collins shows very bruised chest

Reality TV star Gemma Collins sustained some serious bruising during her stint on the ITV diving show.

The Only Way is Essex star competed on Saturday night' show, but revealed to the cameras some serious bruising she got in practice from high dives.

Diving in a sequined swimsuit, with a kaftan that remained on as she dived, she confessed: "I only really take to the pool if I’m in Marbella."

Gemma lost out on a place in the semi-final after taking part in the Splash Off.

Collins and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna both overcame their fears to take part in the contest, each admitting they were terrified before attempting dives from the three-metre board. They had failed to impress the judges but their bravery was praised.

When she was later told she had lost out to Michaela Stachan on a place in the semi-final, Collins, whose "cosie" was applauded by Brand, said: "It's the best news I've had all day."

The final contestant in Saturday night's show was former EastEnders actor Ricky Groves, whose forward dive was "pretty good", according to Taylor, but he failed to make it through to the next round.

Another five celebrities will be making leaps of faith in next weekend's show,  all hoping to emulate the success of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards who won the first series of the ITV contest last year. Una Foden is competing in the series, but it has not yet been revealed when she will compete. 

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