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Kendra Wilkinson quits 'Splash' reality show over high-dive

April 03, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
(Amy Sussman / Associated…)

Kendra Wilkinson is off the ABC diving competition show, "Splash," but not the way most celebrities get cut from these shows. Rather than be eliminated, she quit.

The former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and star of the reality series "The Girls Next Door" refused to make a dive from a 23-foot-high board, citing her fear of heights.

"I'm so sorry, everybody," Wilkinson said on the show after declining to dive, thereby eliminating herself from the competition. "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."

After the Tuesday night broadcast, Wilkinson took to Twitter to elaborate on her feelings, writing, "Damn I got a lot of hate tonight but ill take it. Big mistake signing up for the show. Sorry I let you all down."

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She later revealed that quitting the show was not a spur-of-the-moment decision and in fact had been planned for at least a week. "I was supposed to quit with last weeks dive but I didn't and did it. Felt amazing and it was a huge accomplishment to me and my family," she wrote.

The reality series has been struggling in the ratings in the three weeks it has been on the air, with the most recent installment hitting a series low against NBC's reality competition show "The Voice."

Louie Anderson, meanwhile, continues to compete on the show, though he and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had the lowest scores.


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