Celebrity Splash – A Contestant Has Pulled Out
Celebrity Splash has not even started and a contestant has withdrawn from the show. It appears an injury is the likely cause of the withdrawel as the Herald Sun says they were forced to pull out of the show.
The show both here and internationally has seen quite a few injuries to the cast as it is a difficult sport and hitting the water is like hitting concrete. Of course they are making us tune in to find out who is gone. It could be Josh Thomas as he was injured last week, as was Laura Csortan. Hopefully it is not Denise Drysdale who is rumoured to be getting paid $10,000 per episode. That should bumper up her superannuation nicely.
Derek Boyer is coming in to replace them. Yes I know who is that? Clearly they were having trouble finding someone who could fill in with limited rehearsal time. Derek is a former powerlifter as well as being a Gladiator so he should not baulk at the top of the ten metre tower.
Here is a picture if that helps.
With both Celebrity Splash and Celebrity Apprentice starting in the same week there Colin Vickery from the Herald Sun questioned which of the cast of these shows were celebrities. I was quoted in the article.
Also Greg Louganis who is a judge on the show told SMH that Australia should make same sex marriage legal, as does The Voice coach Ricky Martin. Can reality TV assist in bringing a change in the law? One of the good things about reality TV is that it does not matter if you are gay, well except perhaps if you are on a dating show. Also it is great the stigma around HIV is now over with Greg being positive. There have been few out HIV people on reality TV, one person was Jack Mackenroth on Project Runway.
Also it appears Celebrity Splash will only be running for three weeks if what I heard on the promo tonight is true.
At the moment it is scheduled for two episodes a week.
Celebrity Splash starts Monday 29 April on Seven at 7.30pm it continues Tuesday at the same time.