This year’s series of The Jump has not gotten off to a good start, with numerous contestants in hospital after just two weeks of being on air.
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington was the first to leave the contest, having dislocated her shoulder, quickly followed by Tina Hobley who dislocated her elbow.
Most recently, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has injured herself and been airlifted to hospital. It has not been announced what condition she is in, with Channel 4 expected to soon give a statement.
UPDATE: Lineford Christie has injured himself and is receiving treatment. Read the full story here.
The numerous injuries have led to many appalled viewers Tweeting how the madness to end and the show should to be cancelled.
The Jump 2016: Meet the contestants
The Jump 2016: Meet the contestants
1/12 Sarah Harding
Ex-Girls Aloud singer turned actress turned reality TV regular.
2/12 Tamara Beckwith
Beckwith is famous for being famous. She rose to fame appearing on TV shows such as Shooting Stars and Loose Woman.
3/12 Tina Hobley
Hobley was an actress on Holby City, leaving the show in 2013. She has since appeared on Celebrity Masterchef.
4/12 Mark Francis
From Made in Chelsea, apparently.
5/12 Sid Owen
Played Ricky Butcher on Eastenders, then appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. There's a theme here, isn't there?
6/12 Rebeca Adlington
Double Olympic Gold medalist, having won the 400 and 800-metre freestyles in 2008. Has since appeared on Celebrity Come Dine With Me, The Chase: Celebrity Special and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
7/12 Brian McFadden
Once upon a time, McFadden was a member of Westlife. Since the band broke up he has appeared in The Chase: Celebrity Special and judged Australia's Got Talent
8/12 Louisa Lytton
Another Eastenders alumni. Has since appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and was Emma Watson's double in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
9/12 Beth Tweddle
Olympic Gymnast who went on to star in Dancing On Ice.
10/12 James Argent
Regular on The Only Way is Essex. Also been a guest on Britain's Got More Talent, Big Brother's Bit On The Side and Through The Keyhole
11/12 Dean Cain
Yes, that is Dean Cain who used to play Superman on the TV, a show which at one stage brought in 15 million viewers every week. Now he's on The Jump.
12/12 Linford Christie
Ex-100 metre Olympic Gold Medalist, Christie has also appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.
One Tweeter wrote: “Terrible for Beth Tweddle to injure her back on The Jump after years as a competitive gymnast! Maybe it’s time for The Jump to stop now?”
Another added: “Can channel 4 just cancel this god awful show please”
Terrible for Beth Tweddle to injure her back on The Jump after years as a competitive gymnast! Maybe it's time for The Jump to stop now?— Teodora1976uk (@Teodora1976uk) February 7, 2016
I really hope Beth Tweddle is going to be okay. The jump is such a stupid dangerous show & needs cancelled before more people get hurt.— ellie ❊ 263 (@harmonicjdb) February 7, 2016
Why has The Jump not been cancelled yet? https://t.co/0wwwaQUxw4— Callum Chadwick (@CallumChadwick_) February 7, 2016
why isn't the jump cancelled yet? everyone keeps getting in bloody accidents!— jas (@jxsminthomas_) January 31, 2016
There are as-yet no plans to end the show, and the remaining contestants will stay on to compete in this year’s contest.
Channel 4 have said in a statement: "All events are planned with thorough health and safety procedures in place and the competitors safety is always of the upmost importance.
"There will always be an element of risk when competing in winter sports but all competitors undergo rigorous training and instruction with health and safety experts present. No competitor is cleared to take part unless the trainers deem their ability as proficient."
- More about:
- The Jump