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Monday 14 July 2014

Keith Duffy: I'm nervous I won't make a Splash! in the finale

ALBERTINA LLOYD

Published 14/02/2014|08:09

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Splash! finalist Keith Duffy has admitted he's battling nerves ahead of his last dives.

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The Boyzone star said he missed the "safety" of being in a group as he prepares for tomorrow night's finale.

The Irish star, who is in the final with Paralympian Richard Whitehead and The Only Way is Essex's Dan Osborne, said: "Boyzone is shared amongst my best friends in the world and this a solo project for me.

"It's nice to do something on your own, but at the same time I'm getting to the stage now where I kind of miss the lads and I'm looking forward to getting back together with them now.

"When Splash! is finished we'll be releasing a new song and we'll be back on TV performing together again. So it will be nice to be back within the safety of a group and not be lonely on my own."

The former Coronation Street star confessed: "I don't think I'm going to come first in Splash! but I'm in the final, so that's a huge achievement. Getting this far is great. When you're putting in that kind of hours of training it's nice to know you've gone the whole distance.

"It hasn't really been a competition, it's been vigorous training, it's been learning a new discipline. You're coming away with a new skill and that's been really enjoyable."

Fellow finalist Perri Kiely is battling illness to be fit for the TV diving show's finish.

The Diversity star, one of the favourites to win the ITV celebrity show, has missed training.

A show insider said he had "a sickness bug" but was confident he would make the final, saying: "He's been a real star this series and is desperate not to let his fans down."

 

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