​Kendra Wilkinson Quits Splash Competition Over High Diving Board

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April 4, 2013
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Kendra Wilkinson suddenly quits the ABC diving competition show, “Splash,” because she 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.”

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.”

You really can’t blame Wilkinson, the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, for her decision, because a 23-foot diving board is very high over the water.