Hugh Hefner's ex couldn't face the pressures of the 23ft board
Kendra Wilkinson quits Splash in a dramatic fashion: the reality star just couldn’t cope with the demands of throwing herself head first into a pool of water from a 23ft drop. Love the show or hate it, this is surely what the producers of Splash must have had their fingers crossed for.
People surely don’t watch the celebrity TV diving show because they care about whether or not a bunch of half-rate celebrities can actually execute a perfect somersault in the tuck position. They want tears. They want back-stories. They want phobias. They want the smug satisfaction that only comes from being sat on a sofa with a tin of beer and a packet of chips, watching someone fail to do something physically challenging that they have been hitherto unable to do, in their lives.
And so, Kendra Wilkinson is the biggest hero of last week’s Splash, as she provided the most entertainment, by quitting. Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend took the walk along the diving platform but the pressure was just too much and she walked back down, crying the whole way and apologizing. “I'm so sorry everybody," she said. "It's bittersweet. One thing I don't do is quit. this is the first time in my life I've quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life.” Meanwhile, viewers took another slug of beer and muttered… ‘at last, a quitter… at last.’
Kendra Wilkinson quit Splash when she couldn't face the 23ft board