Tina Malone slams TV show Splash!

Splash! contestant Tina Malone says she only does reality shows for the money

Splash! contestant Tina Malone says she only does reality shows for the money

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Tina Malone has said new reality TV show Splash! is "garbage" - despite being a contestant.

The Shameless actress, who has appeared in several celebrity shows, suggested she likes pocketing the pay cheques but isn't actually a fan of reality television, reported The Sun.

Speaking on Liverpool radio station Juice FM, the actress even urged people not to vote for her when she appears on the show - which sees Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley teaching stars how to dive - because she'll get paid even if she gets the boot.

Tina, 49, said diving off a three-metre board into an 18ft pool was "absolutely horrendous".

She continued: "I'm 50 years of age in two weeks. I haven't seen my final swimming costume yet - but I hope it's going to be a tent. But on a serious note I'm an actor, not a celebrity. It's the big fat cheques that make me happy.

"That's why I've done Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Celebrity Four Weddings - which I won - and Celebrity Big Brother, which I knew I'd only be in for 15 days.

"But, unfortunately, you have to do this garbage."

The actress pleaded with viewers not to keep her on the programme, which was a ratings hit when it premiered at the weekend, after her upcoming appearance.

"Don't keep me in Splash! I still get the same money if I do one heat or three heats, so don't vote for Tina Malone. Thank you!" she said.

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