Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 12/1/12
Olympian David Boudia has signed on as the second of three judges on a new upcoming ABC competitive diving series starring celebrities. Boudia earned a gold medal at the London Olympics in the 10-meter diving event. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premise of the celebrity diving show is as such:  "It revolves around celebrities performing complicated dives from varying heights with the assistance of a professional diving instructor who helps each participant with weeks of training. Dives can be from as high as 10-meter high boards with increasing levels of complexity, including backflips, somersaults and other gymnastic feats. "One of the things I’m so excited about is to see celebrities, who probably have never used a diving board outside of a backyard pool, understand the real difficulties and challenges of diving, and the commitment you need to get really good," Boudia told THR, noting he's excited to be part of a series with broad family appeal. "They may not be my competitors in Rio in 2016, but I know they will develop a new appreciation for our sport, and become the kind of advocates that inspire young divers." " Boudia is joined on the judging panel by five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis, bringing the series' collective Olympic medal count to seven. Apparently the series Celebrity Splash has broken ratings records in the Netherlands and will appear the U.K., France, and Australia as well. This new show will premiere on ABC here in the United States next year. I guess I don't know enough about the world of competitive celebrity diving to pass any judgements before it has even aired, but perhaps it might be something worth checking out. In the world of reality and celebrity based television, at least it's a new concept that has a sports tie. Plus, the potential of a celebrity doing this has to be extremely high...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

England loses World Cup semifinal to Japan in heartbreaking fashion

Braxton Miller had 'successful' check-up visit

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

Report: Los Angeles Clippers will sign Paul Pierce

With Kevin Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Aldridge crosses Lakers off list, did not mesh well with Kobe

Jerry Dipoto officially steps down as Angels GM

Report: Rajon Rondo wants 'all of' Kings' $10M cap space

Reports: Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson returning to Cavs

Dwyane Wade, Heat reportedly progressing in contract talks

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

Robert Griffin III speaks at UN to advocate for protecting oceans

Cavaliers re-sign Iman Shumpert to four-year contract

Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans until 2020

ESPN denies censoring Keith Olbermann commentary

The best and worst MLB players in the month of June

Report: Lakers didn’t make strong impression on Aldridge

Danny Green takes the Andre Iguodala path

DeSean Jackson rips Eagles in new reality TV show

Deciding what the All-Star Game really means

Being a Dallas Cowboys fan could cost Chris Christie votes

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend broke up?

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.