Rumours that Tom Daley’s celebrity diving show will soon be leaving Luton for the bright lights of London were dismissed as “speculation” by ITV yesterday.
The reality TV show Splash! which is filmed at Inspire Luton Sports Village is expected to be recommissioned for a second series.
National newspapers reported at the weekend that filming for the next series would take place at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre in London instead.
However, an ITV spokesman said: “It has not been confirmed that Splash! has been re-commissioned for a second series, this is all just speculation at the moment.”
Despite being mocked by many when it launched four weeks ago, Splash! has had more than five million viewers every episode.
A Luton Borough Council spokesman said the programme showcased the facilities and is helping increase participation in sport.
Some residents complained of disruption to their swimming, but others were inspired to take the plunge themselves, with over 200 signing up to diving lessons.