Shark Week is a big, big deal, and we promise you're not the only one obsessed with the Discovery Channel's annual event! Celebrities also can't get enough bites out of these water creatures and the many shows about them. Here are just a few who've been tuning in to Shark Week over the years.
Fallon thanked Shark Week for existing in this weird year we call 2020. "Not to jump the shark, but #SharkWeek may be the most calming part of 2020 🦈," a caption accompanied this still from the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The late-night talk show has been a fan of Shark Week for years. Back in 2013, he tweeted, "Swimmin' in the ocean and you see a little motion - here comes the big fin, sharky wants his din-din! #sharkrap."
"You can tell somebody’s from Philly if you take ‘em scuba diving and they start threatening to sucka-punch sharks," the Bad Boys for Life star joked as he promoted Will Smith: Off the Deep End, in which he confronted his fear of swimming by jumping into shark-infested waters in 2020.
Back in 2018, Shaq memorably got stuck in a cage with a shark while trying to overcome his fear of the animals during his special, Shaq Does Shark Week. The NBA champ said he decided to be part of Shark Week again in 2020 because he still wanted to overcome his fears. "I have a fear of sharks, but my father always said get over it," he told ET in August 2020. "So the first time I went in, I trained and it was cool. Then when the shark got in the cage, I panicked. But luckily for the MVP elbow, I elbowed him in his mouth when he tried to bite me and made him clinch his teeth. But this time they kind of tricked me, they said we want you to just come back in, they said we want you to swim with a whale shark."
"Have to add Tyson vs Jaws to the Title Tour Tee after last night on #sharkweek," the former boxer admitted after he helped kick off Shark Week 2020 with Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef.
Riggle returned to Shark Week in 2019, where he was joined by fellow comedians Damon Wayans Jr., Joel McHale, Anthony Anderson and Adam Devine for Shark Trip.
The TV host appeared on Discovery Channel's special, Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy, in 2018. During a shark-infested dive near the Bahamas, Fieri -- who was there with his son, Hunter -- almost ran out of oxygen. While surrounded by tons of silky sharks and tuna, Fieri attempted to make his way to the surface. Though it wasn’t easy -- he was surrounded by deadly predators and running low on air, after all -- the restaurateur eventually made his way up unharmed. "I could barely breathe,” a red-faced Fieri said when he made it back aboard the boat. “…I was huffing and puffing the whole time down there.” Still, Fieri exclaimed of the dive, "What an adventure!"
This Olympian's life really is all about the water! "Hmmmm #sharkweek #voodoosharks my night is set up!!" he tweeted in 2013. Four years later, he appeared on the Discovery Channel special Phelps vs. Shark. Despite the backlash he received for racing a CGI shark for his safety, the swimmer, who is huge shark fan, continued to share exciting moments from his experience, saying that it "was a dream come true."
The late-night talk show host regularly talks about Shark Week on Late Night With Stephen Colbert. In 2018, he blessed us with the "finora" and also made jokes in his monologue, saying, "This is the first Shark Week since we learned that in an attempt to seduce Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump invited her to watch two-and-a-half hours of Shark Week, or as the kids call it, ‘Netflix and krill.'" Eight years earlier, he declared the Discovery Channel event a national holiday. "It is so easy to forget that the week after Christmas is one of the two holiest of holidays," he said in 2010. "The other being, of course, Shark Week."
The Designated Survivor star deemed herself a "#finatic" in 2016.
Thanks to her Super Bowl performance in 2015, the pop star is forever associated with Left Shark. Back in 2015, she even created a sparkly Left Shark phone case with Claire's in honor of Shark Week.
"Shark week 🌊🌊🌊" was all the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star needed to tweet in 2015.
"#sharkweek has me like: 🙈," the "Jar of Hearts" singer tweeted in 2015.
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One of the actress' sons modeled a "Jawesome Tee" from her King Of Harts kids clothing line in honor of Shark Week 2015.
The hunky actor took part in a delightfully epic promo for Shark Week 2014. "If you like me and you like sharks, pretty sure you will like this," he tweeted at the time. In the uber cheesy video, Lowe glides over the ocean (in slow motion!) and wrangles many different species of sharks. To top it all off, he turns to the camera at the end of the promo and coos, "So sharky."
"IT'S ALMOST SHARK WEEK!!!!!!!" the "Cool for the Summer" singer excitedly tweeted in 2014.
"#sharkweek all night baby! ❤," Snooki declared on Twitter in 2013.
The actress simply tweeted "Shark week!" in 2013.
"2 words. SHARK WEEK. Tonight. Im so excited. I can't. Omg. Djcisjsncjjens aaaahhhhhh," the High School Musical alum tweeted in 2013.
The Jersey Shore star is here for shark week, less so for the actual sharks. "The reason I don't go in the water passed my waisted #SharkWeek #SharkFest #FkThatNoise," he tweeted in 2013.
Even rock stars watch the Discovery Channel! "& so begins Shark Week. iiii]; )'," the Guns n' Roses guitarist tweeted in 2013.
"In honor of Shark Week I'm going to eat Michael Phelps," the Office star teased in 2011.
"Can’t believe it’s Shark Week again. It seems like just yesterday I was taking down last year’s Shark Week decorations," the comedian joked in 2011.