Whoever said that staring in a reality program was a taste of the high life apparently never heard of ABC's Splash, the competition show featuring "stars" diving against one another.
Unlike many reality programs, the stars of Spash are not being sequestered into their own isolated area; instead, they are training in Pasadena, California, at a community pool. The facility they are using, which also is home to training Olympians, has a wide variety of different people that enjoy it.
Including a group of elderly people who do their water aerobics near the Splash crew, where they blast modern music while working out.
"They'll start blasting Eminem and LMFAO," contestant Drake Bell said. "And all of these old people just start singing along. How do they know the words?"
Keshia Pulliam Knight, who was eliminated early on in the series, was quite a favorite to the elderly swimmers, who remembered her for her work as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
"You really do have to love these ladies with their hats on in the pool," Knight said. "They've been very curious, but all of them have been really friendly, very kind and and welcoming. And of course there are the ones who say, 'Wow, you've grown up.'"