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Diversity's Perri could miss Splash! final through illness
2:33pm Friday 14th February 2014 in News
DANCE star Perri Kiely is battling against illness to be fit for Saturday's final of ITV’s diving show Splash!
The pint sized 18-year-old, from South Ockendon, missed training today after falling ill. He’s one of the favourites to win the celebrity show.
A show insider said he had "a sickness bug" but was confident he would make the final. They said: "He's been a real star this series and is desperate not to let his fans down."
Perri has been wowing judges in previous rounds. In his semi-final two weeks ago, he scored 27.5 out of 30 in one of his two dives – the highest of the night.
Olympic medalist and co-host Tom Daley has already stated he thinks Perri is the “stand-out performer” in the series.
Perri will be up against Boyzone member Keith Duffy, Towie star Dan Osborne and Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead in Saturday tomorrow nights final.