Fatima Whitbread has revealed she had three cracked ribs on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins but kept it a secret.
The retired javelin thrower, 61, is one of the recruits on the Channel 4 reality show, which sees celebs being put through their paces in tough challenges.
Speaking on This Morning, the sports star admitted she was injured on the show but kept it to herself because she was scared she wouldn’t get to carry on if she mentioned it.
“I cracked three ribs and I never said anything about it,” she said.
“I was a bit concerned if I had mentioned it they would pull me out.”
As hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary expressed their shock, Whitbread explained: “I am the sort of girl who just rolls her sleeves up and gets involved… socks around my ankles, sleeves rolled up and in I go.”
Opening up about her experience on the programme, she admitted it was “brutal”.
“It is known as hell week for the SAS forces and they make it no easier for us just because we are celebs going in and trying this process,” she said.
“It is only a process and one should remember that, it’s not about winning or losing, it is just putting yourself to the test to see how far you can go in the process itself.”
Whitbread has done other reality shows including I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Pilgrimage.
But she told Hammond and O’Leary that Celebrity SAS was the “most enjoyable one of all the other reality programmes that I have done”.
“They were a lovely bunch of people,” she said.
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