Olympian Greg Louganis to Judge ABC’s Celebrity Diving Series

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ABC’s newest celebrity competition series is looking to make a splash right out of the gate.

The series, which is based on the international program Celebrity Splash, will feature celebrities making complicated dives after training with an instructor with voting by judges and audiences determining how long they remain on the show. Now, producers have lined up five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis to serve as one of the judges on the program, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dives will include backflips, somersaults and other famed moves often seen during the Summer Games.

“There is nothing more gratifying to an elite athlete than to see his or her sport excite audiences and resonate with fans,” Louganis said to the publication. “Diving is one of those unique disciplines requiring fitness, physical strength, precision and artistry. I am thrilled to be part of bringing the sport that I love to a large TV audience — which won’t have to wait until Rio 2016 to see some pretty incredible diving.”

Here’s a peek at what the show looks like overseas…

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