TMZ previously reported retired NBA basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the ninth contestant, but ABC has revealed it will confirm the remaining two contestants closer to the show's premiere.
Splashwill feature celebrities competing in a diving competition in front of a live audience. Each week, stars will perform dives -- such as backflips and somersaults -- from various heights that will increase in difficulty as the season progresses in the hopes of impressing a panel of judges and home viewers.
Leading up to the competition, medaled diving legend Greg Louganis will give each celebrity weeks of training. Each dive will be critiqued by the judges David Boudia, a London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist, and Steve Foley, an Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director.
Splash, which is based on the Dutch format Celebrity Splash, is executive produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, and Josh Greenberg.
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