Channel 4 show The Jump to be reviewed on safety concerns after multiple hospitalisations

  • By Katie Nkrumah

Several celebrities have been seriously injured during the making of a Channel 4 skiing based show ‘The Jump’

Olympic bronze medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle has been admitted to hospital after suffering a back injury leaving her unlikely to be able to walk unassisted in the short term whilst filming for the Channel 4 reality show ‘The Jump’.

Tweddle, 30, who retired from gymnastics in 2013, hit a barrier on landing and has resigned from the show.

A family statement read: “Beth had a fall on the slopes whilst in training for The Jump. She is stable and due to undergo routine surgery on her back.”

Fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington has also withdrawn because of injury.

Adlington, 26, who won two swimming golds for Britain at the 2008 Olympics, suffered a shoulder injury and said she was “so sad to be leaving”.

Holby City actress Tina Hobley, 44, also pulled out of the show after dislocating her elbow and suffering two fractures to her arm.

The show must now undergo a serious review into it’s safety and operations.

If the HSE find that health and safety laws were breached criminal charges could be brought against Channel 4.


 

  K.Nkrumah@theinternational.org.uk