'Splash' contestant Kendra Wilkinson decides to quit the reality diving competition
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/03/2013
Splash celebrity contestant Kendra Wilkinson decided to quit the reality diving competition during Tuesday night's third broadcast of the new ABC show.
"I wish I could do it for everybody, but I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry everybody. This just won't be a happy ending for me," the Kendra on Top star said following her ouster.
"It's very bittersweet. One thing I don't do is quit and this is the first time in my life I quit something. So I'm not happy that I quit. Trust me, this will haunt me for the rest of my life."
Kendra was automatically eliminated from Splash after she refused to participate in her team dive with assigned partner Rory Bushfield, an extreme skier. The pair was supposed to dive from the 23-feet board.
Last night's broadcast featured the season's celebrity divers competing in teams of two.
Comedian Louie Anderson and retired NBA basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dove from the 16-feet board together and earned an average score of 5.75 from Splashjudges David Boudia, a London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist, and Steve Foley, an Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director.
Actress Nicole Eggert and professional soccer player Brandi Chastain received an average score of 6.75 from the judges for their dive from 16 feet.
Nickelodeon star Drake Bell and model and reigning Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb earned an average score of 9.25 from the judges after they dove from 33 feet in the air. The pair received a perfect score of 10 from David but only an 8.5 from Steve.