Despite getting bounced out of the competition last week on "Splash," Louie Anderson proved he was one competitor who didn't know when to say when. After Katherine Webb was sidelined with an injury, Louie was brought back in for the show's toughest week yet. For the first time, all of the divers had to jump from the 10-meter platform. That's the equivalent of a three-story building.
With virtually no hesitation, Louie jumped off and plummeted straight down into the water. "That’s the bravest thing I ever did," he said, tearing up while watching the replay footage.
His dive score of 7.25 had him tied for the second-lowest score of the night with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Brandi Chastain really struggled, and came in well below both men at a paltry 7.45. With audience vote factored in, it came down to Louie and Brandi. But rather than face a dive-off with the soccer champion, Louie opted to step out of the competition.
He figured he had no shot of winning, but Brandi did. Maybe he knew that his scores were much higher for far simpler dives, because of the courage of his commitment, and his size -- he was proudly below down to 399 pounds this week.
The competition continues on "Splash," Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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