VIDEO: Kate Gosselin Swims With The Sharks (Not Really) In Aussie Adventure

Apr. 5 2011, Published 9:10 a.m. ET

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The new season of Kate Plus 8, TLC's flagship franchise featuring reality TV superstar Kate Gosselin and her eight children, premiered Monday, and has a clip for you.

The episode chronicled the 21-hour trip the blonde beauty took with her brood to Australia, as the large family slogged through two airports en route to a festive New Year's Eve in Sydney, where the Pennsylvania clan tossed around boomerangs and watched fireworks to ring in 2011.

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In another sequence from the episode, we also saw Kate climbing into a shark cage and then beign submerged to challenge herself to make up for her less than go-getter attitude during her ill-fated cameo on Sarah Palin’s Alaska last year, when she moped and whined while taking in the physical, outdoorsy Alaskan lifestyle.

"I had a little redeeming to do,” said Kate, who’s admittedly "not a swimmer" and doesn't "like being underwater."

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“I'm in the mode of challenging myself,” said the mother-of-eight, who would emerge from the tank screaming from the ice cold water, and complaining that her breathing apparatus wasn’t working properly. (BTW: Kate saw no sharks; apparently they knew their match.

Still, Kate said she thought "it was great for the kids to see my positive attitude" about giving her all to something she was apprehensive about doing.

Gosselin and her children filmed the scenes late last year, despite the protests of her ex-husband Jon, who unsuccessfully tried to get a Pennsylvania court to prevent the trip from happening.

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Kate Plus 8 airs Monday at 10/9c on TLC.


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