Diving with Celebrities. Yep, it’s a thing, it’s just not going to end well. Blergh. At least people like Adam Richard and Josh Thomas will make it interesting while they last. From the press release:
There will be thrills, spills and no doubt a few panic attacks when our 14 celebrities take to the diving boards.
Channel Seven today announced the cast for its brand new program CELEBRITY SPLASH.
The new series that has already taken the world by storm will see 14 Australian stars take on professional diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. Each week the celebrities will face their fears and dive off different heights to be critiqued by our judges. They’ll undergo intense training to get them ready to hit the depths of the pool below.
Ready to take the plunge are:
Brynne Edelsten – Socialite
Josh Thomas – Comedian
Leisel Jones – Olympic Gold Medalist
Koby Abberton – Extreme Surfer
Demi Harman – Home & Away
Andrew Symonds – Cricket Champion
Denise Drysdale – TV Legend
Adam Richards – Radio Star
Tamsyn Lewis – Gold Medal Athlete
Andrew Welsh – AFL Star
Renae Ayris – Miss Universe Australia
Pauly Fenech – Comedian
Laura Csortan – TV Star
Nick Bracks – Model
Celebrity Splash, created by Eyeworks Netherlands, is the breakout hit of the season in the Netherlands, averaging 65% more viewers than its closest competition. Since its launch, the series has continued to set records with impressive runs in the UK (iTV) which has already been re-commissioned, France (TF1), which has also been re-commissioned and most recently in Spain (Antena 3) – where it was the broadcaster’s highest premiere in 12 years! The format will debut this month (March) in the United States on the ABC Network, featuring Olympic champions Greg Louganis and David Boudia. Also currently in production are versions of the format in China (Zhejiang Satellite TV), The Middle East (LBCI), The Ukraine (1+1), Finland (Nelonen), and Argentina (Telefe), with more to be announced soon. Celebrity Splash is an Eyeworks Production for the Seven Network.