Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump after breaking leg

The former Tour de France winner said he was “gutted” to be leaving the show

Jack Shepherd
Monday 13 February 2017 11:33

Before the current series of The Jump began, former contestant and Olympic gold medalist Louise Hazel warned future contestants about the risks of participating: “It’s not a matter of will you get hurt,” she said. “Yes, you will. It’s a case of when.”

Despite being one of the most infamous shows on television, contestants still lined up to partake, model Vogue Williams being the first to leave due to an injury.

Now, the Channel 4 show’s biggest draw, Sir Bradley Wiggins, has been forced to quit after suffering a “small leg fracture”.

The former Tour de France winner said he was “gutted” to be leaving the winter sports show but needed to rest for three to six weeks.

“Good news no surgery or cast required,” he Tweeted. “No horror smash, small training injury which means I can't compete. No terrible break, no cast, just need to rest it.”

While keen to continue, Wiggins won’t appear on the show past week four. Luckily, the break won’t affect his cycling career, Wiggins having previously announced his retirement from the sport.

Last year saw numerous The Jump contestants seriously injure themselves throughout the course of the series with Beth Tweddle, Rebecca Adlington and Tina Hobley all being hospitalised.

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