12:07 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 05/07/2013 09:05PM
After a season of surprises, spills and plenty of spandex, Splash came to an end Tuesday night.
The three finalists – Nicole Eggert, Rory Bushfield and Drake Bell – couldn't be more different from one another. Eggert, 41, surprised herself and viewers with her performance, even joking to PEOPLE that she missed her "calling" as an athlete. Bushfield, 29, a professional extreme skier, has predictably done well on the show, but ruptured an eardrum while training. And Bell, 26, has seriously impressed the judges (and diving great Greg Louganis) with his athletic prowess.
So who came out on top in the reality competition finale? Read on to find out …
Originally posted 05/02/2013 07:00PM
Raising kids solo at any age is challenging, but raising kids and recovering from childbirth as a 40-plus single parent? That has its own unique difficulties, says Splash star Nicole Eggert.
Not that she's complaining.
"The kids' needs come first, work comes second and I come third," Eggert, 41, tells PEOPLE. "It takes away from any social life you might want to have, but I do it because I love my kids. It's something you can't explain. I think it's something only mothers know."
Originally posted 04/30/2013 04:50PM
It's one thing when a celebrity gets hurt training for the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars. But as fans of this spring's TV diving competition Splash have learned, when you put a star up on a springboard or platform, the danger level soars.
Or does it?
PEOPLE.com readers have expressed concern that the ABC reality competition poses a real threat to its participants – that the show may simply be too dangerous.
After all, Rory Bushfield ruptured an eardrum in a botched entry, Katherine Webb could no longer compete after an injury and Nicole Eggert was left bruised and swollen from a dive.
And when Kendra Wilkinson stepped down from the competition, she spoke up about her perception of the perils of the sport. "Every morning I would wake up and be shaking," she told PEOPLE earlier this month. "It's a really risky show. I related jumping off the high board into the water to jumping to my death. That's how big of a deal it was. To me, it really meant risking my life."
So we decided to do some investigating.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 10:25PM
Another one bites the … water?
Splash star Nicole Eggert is the latest celebrity to sustain an injury while participating in the reality diving competition, but appeared upbeat on her Twitter in the days that followed.
"Thnx 4 all the love," she Tweeted, confirming that she saw a doctor Thursday after a dive she performed at Wednesday's taping of Splash. "Just have swelling and bruising on my back and kidneys."
Originally posted 03/26/2013 01:15PM
ABC's Splash is only in its second week, but it's already dived straight into drama.
Not only did Kendra Wilkinson have a heated meltdown in front of coach Greg Louganis, but Nicole Eggert, 41, got injured in a move that "scared the crap out of me," she tells PEOPLE.
"I had been doing the dive and it had been quite successful for me," she explains of a move that will air on Tuesday night's episode. "I was feeling really confident, and I went in for rehearsal before the shoot. We were rushed and I was a little nervous. I did a handstand off the five-meter platform and my arms, my elbows, just gave out on me."
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