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ABC picks up celebrity diving show

Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:33 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- ABC-TV said it has picked up a reality show based on the Netherlands hit "Celebrity Splash," in which celebrities are taught complicated dives.

The show has been a success in the Netherlands, tripling the ratings average of Dutch broadcaster SBS 6 and collecting a 26.5 percent market share since its August premiere, The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday.

The format had already been sold to broadcasters in Britain, France and Australia, the entertainment industry publication said.

As part of the show, celebrities train with professional diving instructors for weeks to perfect dives from as high as 10-meter high boards, incorporating backflips, somersaults and other gymnastic maneuvers.

An air date for the Eyeworks USA-produced show has not been set.

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