Kendra Wilkinson quits 'Splash.' Why?

Kendra Wilkinson quits the ABC the reality competition 'Splash,' saying she was unable to complete the required dive. Kendra Wilkinson quits after one other contestant withdrew due to injury and two others were eliminated.

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Kendra Wilkinson quit reality diving competition 'Splash' on April 2.

Contestant Kendra Wilkinson quit the reality show “Splash” on April 2, saying that she was unable to complete the high dive that was required.

“I'm so sorry, everybody," Wilkinson said during the show. "It's bittersweet. One thing I don't do is quit. This is the first time in my life I've quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life.”

Wilkinson said she was unable to dive from the board because of her fear of heights. On the show, she walked up to the diving board, which was 23 feet high, then said she was unable to go through with it.

When she said, “I can’t do it,” there were some booing heard in the crowd.

The reality star tweeted after the show, saying that she realized now that “Splash” wasn’t a good fit for her.

“I got a lot of hate tonight but I’ll take it,” Wilkinson said on Twitter. “Big mistake signing up for the show. Sorry I let you all down.”

She said in a later tweet that she had actually planned to quit the show earlier, but got through the previous week’s episode.

“I was supposed to quit with last weeks dive but I didn't and did it,” Wilkinson tweeted. “Felt amazing and it was a huge accomplishment to me and my family.”

“Splash” debuted March 19 on ABC with contestants Wilkinson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Drake Bell, among others. The show requires celebrities to complete new dives, which become harder, each week.

Another contestant, Chuy Bravo, had previously withdrawn from the competition after he injured his heel. Two participants, “Cosby Show” actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and Detroit Lions player Ndamukong Suh, have been eliminated so far, with seven contestants remaining, including soccer player Brandi Chastain, who is serving as Bravo’s replacement.

Wilkinson first came into the public eye for her role on the E! reality series “The Girls Next Door,” which focused on residents of the Playboy Mansion. She starred in the “Girls” spin-off series “Kendra” and also competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

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