Kate Gosselin, Kendra Wilkinson Trade Places on Celebrity Wife Swap

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During the season premiere of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' on ABC Tuesday night, Kate Gosselin traded places with Kendra Wilkinson for a week.

If you were thinking that the former 'Kate Plus 8' celeb got the better end of the deal ... you'd be correct.

Former NFL player Hank Baskett welcomed his temporary reality wife into his Los Angeles home and promptly pampered her ... just as he has always done for his former 'Playboy' model wife.

Kendra, 27, was in for a real workout when she arrived in Pennsylvania to spend the week looking after Kate's twin 12-year-old daughters Mady and Cara and eight-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel.

Midway through their stay, each mom got to change things up from the norm.  Kate, 37, pushed Hank aside and put Little Hank, 2, through his paces, insisting politely but firmly that the boy feed himself and put his toys away.

Kendra slacked up on Kate's  comprehensive chore chart, opting to let the kids play more and eat their meals picnic style on the floor.

Before going back to their respective families, Kate and Kendra sat down to compare notes and pass along some words of wisdom.  Wilkinson wanted supermom Kate to lighten up with her eight kids and not be such a drill sergeant.  Kate wanted hands-off mom Kendra to start focusing more on her family and less on her 'girls gotta party' mentality.

In the interest of full disclosure,  this writer was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was far more entertaining than anything Gosselin has previously done, with zero evidence of her normal self absorption that can suck the life out of a room in no time.

Check out a clip during Kendra's floor picnic that got a little crazy:

Photos:  Celebrity Wife Swap-Twitter