ITV2 has plans to produce a new travel reality show starring none other than Tom Daley, the olympic diving star from Splash. The new series is tentatively called, “Top Daley Takes on the World.” Sounds like a winner to me!
LONDON – U.K. TV networks company ITV said Tuesday that its channel ITV2 has ordered a travel reality show featuring Olympic diver Tom Daley.
The show, from production firms Twofour and GroupM Entertainment, has the working title Tom Daley Takes on the World and will follow “the traveling adventures of the diving sensation as he embarks on a whistle-stop backpacking trip,” the firm said.
The British TV giant’s flagship network ITV previously featured the 19-year-old athlete on reality diving show Splash! The new show announcement comes as Daley, one of the stars of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, has been looking for further opportunities in the entertainment world, particularly on TV.
“Cameras will follow Tom and his best friend Sophie as they kiss their families goodbye, pack their bags and head for the wilds of some of the most incredible countries on earth, such as Thailand, Japan, Australia, Morocco and New Zealand,” ITV said in a description of the new show. “The trip will be a life-changing experience that will see Tom as he’s never been seen before — roughing it in hostels, sleeping on night trains and making new friends.”
Daley also hopes to do such things as fly a plane and bungee jump on the six-week trip, the network said.
Tom Daley Takes on the World! Nice title and I look forward to the series. Tom Daley will add excitement, draw a huge audience if it’s mainly women, and will keep the show interesting. Do you plan on watching?
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