Bowl beauty Katherine Webb to make splash on ABC

Miss USA
Alabama's routing of Notre Dame was overshadowed in part by a new breakout star - Katherine Webb, girlfriend of quarterback AJ McCarron and Miss Alabama USA 2012. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

File this under Weird TV News. Did you know ABC has an upcoming reality show called Celebrity Diving?

Yup, and the biggest name signed so far is Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, the beauty queen who gained instant fame just for sitting in the stands at the BSC Championship.Bowl.

Gossip conglomerate TMZ smuggled a photographer onto the set yesterday during the first day of shooting and captured the photo you see above of Webb and NFL bad boy Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions. Now there’s two people we never thought we’d see in the same frame.

Who else is in the cast? TMZ reports that they also spotted Playmate Kendra Wilkinson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nicole Eggert from Charles in Charge, corpulent comedian Louie Anderson, Chuy, Chelsea Lately’s vertically challenged sidekick and a variety of other marginally recognizable names in terry cloth robes around the pool.

Olympic divers Greg Louganis and David Boudia have signed on as judges for the show, scheduled to debut March 19.

Fans of reality TV may know that this is actually the second time a network has tried this curious format. A couple of weeks ago, Fox aired Stars in Danger:The High Dive. The biggest name on that show was JWoww from Jersey Shore. Turned out to be a ripoff. Although Jenni from the Boardwalk was heavily promoted, she begged off on competing.

Onward and upward. Are you ready for Celebrity Diving? Who would you like to see take the plunge?



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