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Splash was a reality TV show that premiered on ABC in 2013. The show revolved around celebrity contestants who were paired with world-renowned Olympic diver Greg Louganis to learn how to dive from springboards and platforms of varying heights. The show featured a diverse cast of celebrities including athletes, actors, and models, who all had different levels of experience with diving. The hosts for the show were the American diving champion David Boudia and the British television presenter Steve Foley. They provided the commentary and gave feedback to the contestants after their dives. The show was a competition, and each week the contestant with the lowest score from the judges was eliminated. The celebrity contestants on the show included Brandi Chastain, a retired soccer player, Drake Bell, an actor and musician, Katherine Webb, an American model, Kendra Wilkinson, a reality TV personality, Keshia Knight Pulliam, an actress, Louie Anderson, a comedian, Ndamukong Suh, a pro football player, and Nicole Eggert, an actress. Throughout the course of the show, the celebrity contestants were pushed outside of their comfort zones as they learned how to dive from higher and higher platforms. They also faced challenges such as performing synchronized dives with their partner or performing complicated dives with multiple flips and twists. One of the highlights of the show was Greg Louganis, who served as a mentor and coach to the celebrity contestants. Louganis is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and widely regarded as one of the greatest divers of all time. He worked with each of the contestants to improve their form and technique and help them overcome their fears. Another aspect of the show that viewers enjoyed was the unexpected athleticism of some of the contestants. Many of the celebrities surprised the judges and the audience with their diving ability, while others struggled to conquer their fear of heights. While the show was not without its controversies, including a number of injuries sustained by the celebrity contestants, it was generally well-received by viewers. It provided an entertaining blend of reality TV drama and high-flying athleticism, and gave viewers the opportunity to root for their favorite celebrities as they attempted to conquer their fears and master the art of diving. In the end, only one celebrity was crowned the winner of Splash. But regardless of who won, each of the contestants walked away with a new set of skills and a greater appreciation for the sport of diving. And viewers walked away with a new appreciation for the courage and athleticism required to excel at this incredibly challenging sport.