calls it their most dangerous night yet! There will be no audience vote, and no dive-off, so whoever receives the lowest score from judges
will be going home. Every celebrity diver has to perform a flip tonight, and one diver will be performing the same dive that coach
First on the platform is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
, diving a front one-and-a-half from the 3-meter springboard. The basketball legend has been working hard during practice, and is proud of his recently re-discovered stomach muscles!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dives off the 3-meter springboard.
David gives Kareem's dive a 6.00. Steve says the 7'2" Kareem was a little bit short of vertical, although he's probably never been short in his life! He gives Kareem a 6.50.
Kareem's Average Score: 6.25
The second diver up is Katherine Webb
, who got nervous during training when she found out she'd be doing the same dive that Greg was doing when he hit his head on the board in '88. Katherine still looks nervous as she steels herself to dive, and the reverse two-and-a-half pike ends with her falling in the water on her back.
Katherine Webb's dive does not impress the judges.
Steve rates the dive a 6.00, as does David. With an average score of 6.00, Katherine is currently in jeopardy of going home if no one gets a lower score.
Katherine's Average Score: 6.00
is the third diver of the night. She seems more confident than ever, and admits to having practiced hard to get ready for this week. Her back somersault from the 5-meter platform goes smoothly, and Nicole enters the water straight up and down.
Host Charissa Thompson and Nicole Eggert await reactions from the judges.
The judges rave about her dive. David enthusiastically gives her an 8.50 and Steve awards her an 8.00, saying she looked like a professional diver.
Steve Foley: "You didn't dive trying not to lose, you dived tonight trying to win!"
Nicole's Average Score: 8.25
Extreme skier Rory Bushfield
is ready to dive even though he has a ruptured ear drum and doctors have advised against it. Because of his injury, Rory couldn't actually practice his dive. Instead, he trained with a harness, weights, and visualizing the dive from the 10-meter platform.
Rory Bushfield prepares to dive despite his ruptured ear drum.
Rory's gainer double earns him a 7.50 from Steve, who says he also once dove with a perforated ear drum, which he knows effects balance. He praises Rory's balance despite the injury. David gives Rory a 7.00.
Steve Foley: "You think like an Olympian!"
Rory's Average Score: 7.25
is up next. He wants to establish himself as the frontunner, and Greg advises Drake to take his one-and-a-half dive up to the 10-meter platform for the first time.
Drake Bell gets ready to dive.
The judges are critical of Drake's dive, despite the risk he took. David criticizes the way he entered the water, and gives him a 6.50. Steve tells Drake his dive got way out of control, and gives him a 6.00.
Drake's Average Score: 6.25
Brandi's Average Score: 6.25
is the last diver of the night. He was worried about getting injured during practice, and wasn't sure he could do a flip. But he steps up, and performs the backflip off the 7-meter platform!
Louie Anderson is ready to flip!
Louie's accomplishment is impressive, and as Steve says, he's probably the first 400-plus-pound man to do what he just did. He gives Louie's dive a 6.00, and so it all comes down to David. David agrees with Steve that Katherine and Louie's dives were pretty equal, but Louie did hit the water harder. He gives Louie a 5.50, which means Katherine is safe, and Louie is the diver who is headed home.
Louie Anderson: "This is not my last dive. This is my first step into a brand new life."
Louie's Average Score: 5.75