JWOWW, Terrell Owens And Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton To Make A Splash In Fox's Celebrity Diving Competition

Earlier this fall, we learned that Fox was moving forward with Stars in Danger: High Diving, a celebrity high diving competition to rival ABC's yet-to-air Celebrity Splash. Fox announced the list of celebrities set to take the plunge in the competition, which premieres early next year.

Premiering Wednesday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m. on Fox, Stars in Danger: The High Dive is a melodramatically titled competition series, based on a German show, which has celebrities taking a crash-course in diving techniques before eventually competing against one another in a series of Olympic-style dives (solo high diving, synchronized diving, etc). Olympic diving medalist Troy Dumais will offer commentary to the viewers.

Among those set to compete are Jersey Shore's Jenni Farley (a.k.a. JWOWW), Alexandra Paul (Baywatch), sisters Kyle and Kim Richards, NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens and actors David Chokachi and Antonio Sabato Jr. Also on board is shark attack surviver and Soul Surfer writer Bethany Hamilton, who's no stranger to water but may be at a disadvantage, given that she lost one of her arms in the shark attack. Then again, that hasn't kept her from surfing, so it should be interesting to see how the survivor does with diving.

So there are fewer people participating than we might see in a season of Dancing with the Stars, but that's not all that surprising given the nature of this competition. Ballroom dancing is certainly difficult, but gracefully and skillfully falling head first into water is a scary endeavor for some. The participants are presumably up for the task, but some may have an easier time with the challenges this competition series presents. We'll find out when the show premieres next month.

JWOWW – aka Jennifer Farley, one of the eight original cast members on reality series “Jersey Shore.”BETHANY HAMILTON – professional surfer, public speaker, role model, author of the book and subject of the feature film, “Soul Surfer.”ALEXANDRA PAUL – actress (star of more than 75 movies and TV shows, including “Baywatch” ) and endurance athlete (Ironman athlete, long distance swimmer, marathoner).KIM RICHARDS – former child actress (“Escape to Witch Mountain”), sister of Kyle Richards and cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”KYLE RICHARDS – former child actress (“Little House on the Prairie”), sister of Kim Richards, cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and author (“Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All”).DAVID CHOKACHI – actor (“Baywatch,” “Witchblade,” “Beyond the Break”), TV host, avid surfer and paddle boarder, honorary chair for Surfrider Foundation.TERRELL OWENS – former NFL wide receiver and six-time Pro Bowl selection, who starred in his own cable reality series, “The T.O. Show,” and has recurring roles on network comedy “Go On” and cable drama “Necessary Roughness.”ANTONIO SABATO JR. – actor (“Melrose Place,” “The Bold And The Beautiful,” “General Hospital”), former model, and reality TV star (“My Antonio,” “Celebrity Circus,” “But Can They Sing?”).

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