Celebrity Splash!

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Celebrity Splash!
Also known as Splash!
Genre Reality television
Format Competitive
Developed by Eyeworks
Country of origin Netherlands
External links
Production website

Celebrity Splash! is a reality television franchise created by Dutch company Eyeworks, started from their Dutch reality show Sterren Springen Op Zaterdag which premièred in 2012. The franchise involves celebrities diving into the pool.

Format[edit]

Origins and history[edit]

Splash has its origin and idea from German Olympic-themed variety TV show TV total Turmspringen (TV total Diving), it was first aired on 16 December 2004, in the TV total show, on ProSieben and was founded by Stefan Raab and hosted by Sonya Kraus. Other hosts/reporters include Ingolf Lück (2004), Kai Pflaume (2005), Oliver Welke and Matthias Opdenhövel (2007, 09), Steven Gätjen (2011–12) and Olaf Schubert (2011–12 reporter).

It has been held every year since, with the exception of 2006. The eighth competition was on 24 November 2012 re-fought at the Olympic Pool, Munich.

The idea for the German show has been adopted by US network FOX and aired as a two-hour special, renamed Stars in Danger: The High Dive, on 9 January 2013. Fox's rival show is the American version of Splash, which airs on ABC since March 2013.

Both shows are similar in concept to the Netherlands-born Splash reality show format, which launched in August 2012[1] and is now produced in at least 10 other countries.

Versions[edit]

Country Local title Channel Winners Judges Main presenters
 Argentina Celebrity Splash! Telefe Series 1, 2013: Nazareno Móttola Pampita Ardohain
Maximiliano Guerra
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
Mariana Montes
Marley Wiebe
 Australia Celebrity Splash! Seven Network Series 1, 2013: Andrew Symonds Alisa Camplin
Greg Louganis
Matthew Mitcham
Larry Emdur
Kylie Gillies
 Belgium De Grote Sprong (The Big Jump) vtm Series 1, 2013: Tanja Dexters Frans Van De Konijnenburg
Anna Bader
Fréderic Deburghgraeve
Kürt Rogiers
Evi Hanssen
 Brazil Saltibum Rede Globo Season 1, 2014: Rômulo Neto
Season 2, 2015: Upcoming season
Eduardo Falcão
Hugo Parisi
Luciano Huck
 Chile Salta si puedes! Chilevisión Series 1, 2013: Katherine Orellana
Series 2, 2013: Cristián Menares
Sebastián Keitel
Francisca García-Huidobro
Yoel Gutiérrez
Sergio Freire
Rafael Araneda
Carolina de Moras
 China Splash! Zhejiang TV Series 1, 2013: Xian Zi Zhou Jihong
Li Na
Li Xiaopeng
Zhang Tielin
Huang Jianxiang
Yi Yi ("伊一" in Chinese)
 Finland Splash! Nelonen Series 1, 2013: Martina Aitolehti Joona Puhakka
Janne Kataja
Rosa Meriläinen
Ellen Jokikunnas
Sebastian Rejman
 France Splash : le grand plongeon TF1 Series 1, 2013: Clément Lefert
Series 2, 2014: Upcoming series
Laure Manaudou
Taïg Khris
Muriel Hermine
Grégory Couratier
Estelle Denis
Gérard Vives
Julie Taton
 Germany Die Pool Champions - Promis unter Wasser
(The Pool Champions - Celebs under Water)
RTL Series 1, 2013: Magdalena Brzeska Verona Pooth
Franziska van Almsick
Christian Keller
Gerd Völker
Marco Schreyl
Nazan Eckes
 Greece ANT1 Series 1, 2014: Upcoming season TBA TBA
 South Korea Splash MBC Canceled[2] Shin Dong-yup
Jun Hyun-moo
 Lebanon Splash LBCI Series 1, 2013: Silvio Chiha
Series 2, 2014: Upcoming series
Elie Saad
Sandrine Atallah
Todor Spasov
Rola Bahnam
Aiman Kaissouni
 Lithuania Šuolis! TV3 Lithuania[3] 2014: Upcoming series 2014: Upcoming series 2014: Upcoming series
 Mexico El gran chapuzón Canal de las Estrellas Series 1, 2014: Upcoming series Yahel Castillo
Paola Espinosa
Tatiana Ortiz
Alan Tacher
 Netherlands Sterren Springen SBS 6 Series 1, 2012: Liza Sips
Series 2, 2014: Jeffrey Wammes
Current
Frans van de Konijnenburg (1–)
Inge de Bruijn (2–)
Former
Daphne Jongejans (1)
Quintis Ristie (1)
Current
Gerard Joling (1–)
Kim-Lian van der Meij (2–)
Former
Tess Milne (1)
 Norway Skal vi stupe (Shall we plunge) TV 2 Seres 1, 2013: TBC Freddy dos Santos
Sarah Natasha Melbye
 Portugal Splash! Celebridades (Splash! Celebrities) SIC Series 1, 2013: Ricardo Guedes
Series 2, 2013: Pedro Azevedo
Marco Horácio
Sílvia Rita
Simão Morgado
Ricardo Guedes (2)
Júlia Pinheiro
Rui Unas
 Romania Splash! Vedete la Apă (Splash! Stars on the water) Antena 1 Series 1, 2013: Piticu`
Series 2, 2014: Upcoming Season
Current
Ozana Barabancea (2–)
Cosmin Seleși (2–)
Cătălin Preda (1–)
Former
Anda Adam (1)
Daniel Buzdugan (1)
Current
Pepe (1–)
Bianca Drăgușanu (2–)
Roxana Ionescu (1–)
Former
Roxana Vancea (1)
 Spain Splash! Famosos al agua (Splash! Celebrities into the water) Antena 3 Series 1, 2013: Gervasio Deferr Guti
Emilio Ratia
Santiago Segura
Anna Tarrés
Arturo Valls
Ainhoa Arbizu
 Sweden Kändishoppet (Celebrity Jump) TV3 Series 1, 2013: Tobbe Blom
Series 2, 2013: Frank Andersson
TBC Adam Alsing
Carin da Silva
 United Kingdom Splash! ITV Series 1, 2013: Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
Series 2, 2014: Perri Kiely
Andy Banks
Jo Brand
Leon Taylor
Gabby Logan
Vernon Kay
 United States Splash ABC Series 1, 2013: Rory Bushfield David Boudia
Steve Foley
Joey Lawrence
Charissa Thompson
 Ukraine Вишка 1+1 Series 1, 2013: Olga Harlan TBA TBA

Criticism and controversy[edit]

The show was widely derided by critics for its lack of originality, excitement and poor format.[citation needed]

Originality[edit]

In 2012, French-based production group Banijay International requested an injunction against Dutch group Eyeworks, claiming the show is a copy of the older German format, TV Total Turmspringen, created by Banijay subsidiary Brainpool TV.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eyeworks Netherlands Winner Opening Weekend New TV-Season". Eyeworks. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "MBC cancels 'Star Diving Show Splash' for safety reasons". allkpop.com. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Lithuania
  4. ^ Roxborough, Scott (18 October 2012). "Banijay International Requests Injunction Against Eyeworks Diving Format 'Celebrity Splash'". The Hollywood Reporter. Cologne. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (19 October 2012). "Celebrity Splash dives into legal battle". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 

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