Rory Bushfield Defeats Nicole Eggert, Drake Bell To Win 'Splash' [Video]
Rory Bushfield was crowned the winner of Splash, the ABC series that pitted professional athletes and celebrities against each other in a reality diving competition. Extreme skier Bushfield, 29, beat out Baywatch star Nicole Eggert, 41, and Drake & Josh star Drake Bell, 26, for the title as the first Splash champion. Bell was the first of the final three to be eliminated upon receiving the lowest judges’ scores. The audience, however, decided the ultimate winner, and Eggert's last dive certainly didn't help her sway the voters.
For her final dive, Eggert tried to pull off a double back flip, but wasn’t able to convert the intricate move and actually hurt her back upon hitting the water. “I need help,” she said at the time. “I hurt my back. My back, my back.”
When Bushfield took to the board he did two and a half front flips and landed the dive headfirst in the water. Bushfield said he was inspired by his late wife, freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died last year while training.
Splash featured a number of injury scares during its first season. In addition to Eggert’s rough landing, Katherine Webb had to withdraw from the competition because of a back injury, Chuy Bravo had to be replaced by Brandi Chastain after he hurt his heel and Bushfield ruptured his eardrum. ABC has not announced if Splash will be renewed.
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