Seven has unveiled its cast for its much-hyped reality TV program Celebrity Splash, the UK version of which was described as being the “biggest belly-flop”.
Topping the list is none other than celebrity trophy wife Brynne Edelsten. The full cast is:
Brynne Edelsten, socialite
Josh Thomas, comedian
Leisel Jones, Olympic gold medalist
Koby Abberton, ‘Bra Boy and extreme surfer
Demi Harman, Home & Away
Andrew Symonds, former Australian cricketer
Denise Drysdale, TV legend
Adam Richards, radio star
Tamsyn Lewis, athlete
Andrew Welsh, AFL player
Renae Ayris, Miss Universe Australia
Pauly Fenech, comedian
Laura Csortan, TV star
Nick Bracks, model
The program incited a social media backlash and prompted critics to unsheathe their claws after it made its debut in the UK.
Despite the backlash the show’s first episode has been described as a ratings winner after 5.5 million people tuned in. The program also achieved a peak audience of 6.3 million.
But the result did not stop the Daily Mail from asking if celebrity diving is TV’s “biggest belly-flop”. The same paper also said the show was “so bad it was good”.