Just when we think we have seen it all from reality TV, we get another celebrity filled show that has 10 brave souls competing for a tinsel swimmer ball trophy. ABC announces the first round of celebrities to join the cast of Splash (formerly titled Celebrity Diving). These celebrities will look fear in the face as they leap off the 10-meter high dive, pair off to complete synchronized stunts, and flip, twist and spin into the depths of the luxury swimming pool below. Each week the competition will get stiffer as the dives and challenges increase in difficulty. “Celebrities” with the likes of actor Drake Bell from “Drake & Josh”; Chelsea Handler’s sidekick Chuy Bravo, former “Baywatch” babe star Nicole Eggert, reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson of “Girls Next Door, Detroit Lions player Ndamukong Suh, and comedian Louie Anderson who apparently almost drowned yesterday in practicing his dives and floated to the bottom of the custom swimming pool. Reports coming in that Detroits player Suh rescued him. If this is any indication of the show, could be interesting..
Splash marks the first time 10 celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. Leading up to the competition, the world’s most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, will give each celebrity weeks of training. Each dive will be critiqued by the judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley. The final two celebrities joining the cast will be announced closer to premiere. Splash premieres TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.