The reality star will strip off to learn an Olympic sport

Joey Essex has signed up for Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley‘s new celebrity diving show Splash.

The TOWIE star will compete in front of a team of expert judges when the series begins early next year – and fans can’t wait to see him strip off to get in the pool.

Joey Essex has a passion for wearing strange clothes so everyone is already waiting for the first show to find out what kind of trunks or Speedos he will be wearing on that diving board,’ says a source.

‘He will no doubt be out to shock everyone.’

Other celebrities believed to be appearing on the ITV1 programme include Katie Price‘s ex-fianc√© Leandro Penna and Olympic ski-jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.

Tom, 18, is excited to begin teaching the contestants some of his moves.

‘What better way to round off 2012 by becoming involved in this great show? It’s a dream come true for me – an entertainment show all about diving,’ Tom tells the Daily Star.

‘I’ll be helping the celebrities as they master a dangerous and exciting sport and I can’t wait to get started.’

SEE PICTURES Made In Chelsea show Joey Essex and TOWIE cast how to dress

SEE PICTURES Joey Essex and TOWIE do Cinderella

SEE PICTURES Joey Essex attends Transformers: Dark Of The Moon premiere

Anna Duff