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Louis refuses to take the plunge for medallist Tom's new show

YOU have to admire Tom Daley's bravery. The British Olympic-medallist was mingling with the VIPs backstage at the X Factor last weekend as he soaked up some of the atmosphere at the ITV show.

The cute teenager also popped in to say hello to Louis Walsh during his visit to Fountain Studios, revealing to him how he was a "massive Westlife fan".

But we suspect his tongue was firmly in his cheek when he asked Louis if he would be interested in taking part in his new ITV1 celebrity show 'Splash.'

Although it's still in the early stages of planning, the show will see well-known personalities training to dive and compete against each other. The public will then vote for their favourite and decide who to save from the weekly elimination.

Needless to say, Louis politely declined Daley's offer to slip into some Speedos.

"Louis loves being thrown in at the deep end but he had to pass on that one," an insider told The Diary.