Sometimes, reality TV proves to be a little too real.
Channel 4's The Jump has finally been axed, after dozens of its celebrity contestants suffered injuries and former Olympian Beth Tweddle filed a lawsuit against the company that makes the show.
It's all fun and games until someome gets hurt.
It wouldn’t be a reality TV show with Spencer Matthews in it if there wasn’t just a HINT of naughtiness and romance, right? The former Made In Chelsea star is currently taking part in Channel 4’s The Jump – you know, the one where slowly but surely all the celebrities end up breaking all their bones and having to fly home? Some sources have claimed that Spencer has been getting close to not only Taekwondo Olympian Jade Jones, but also Irish model and TV presenter Vogue Williams.
This Sunday a host of famous faces will take to the slopes yet again for the third series of The Jump on Channel 4. The show has fast been dubbed the most dangerous on telly and for good reason. In its history, 13 celebrities have been forced to leave due to injury and this year extra precautions are believed to have been taken to minimize the risks.
The first names for the next series of The Jump have been revealed – with Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews leading the pack of (very brave) celebrities set to take to the slopes in 2017. Donning spandex and ski boots, Spencer will be given a second chance to win over the public, following his short-lived appearance on I’m A Celebrity last year after a steroid addiction revelation forced his early exit. Elsewhere, former model Caprice Bourret and retired international rugby players Jason Robinson and Gareth Thomas have also signed up for Channel 4’s winter sports competition, expected to commence in Austria next year.
Huge congratulations are in order for Beth Tweddle, who has revealed that she is engaged following the year from hell. The 31-year-old retired Olympian was left over the moon when her long-term boyfriend, Andy Allen, got down on one knee whilst they were in Rio for the Olympics over the summer. The move no doubt cheered up a terrible year for Beth, with the star being forced to spend four months in hospital after fracturing her spine when taking part in controversial reality show ‘The Jump’.
The Jump is perhaps the most controversial reality show in the UK at the moment, with the ski-orientated programme seeing multiple celebrities forced to pull out after enduring horrific injuries whilst filming or rehearsing for the show. Now Tina Hobley has revealed the true extent of the injuries that she sustained earlier this year, admitting that they were much worse than first believed when she fell on the ITV show.
Rebecca Adlington has shared some words of wisdom for any celebrities who might take on Channel 4′s The Jump in the future. Rebecca was one of many who suffered nasty injuries during this year’s series, dislocating her shoulder whilst practising the air jump, which forced her to pull out of the show.
Earlier this year, The Jump courted all kinds of controversy due to a number of injuries, some of them pretty severe.
It was revealed last week how Superman actor Dean Cain may have been a key factor in swimmer Rebecca Adlington’s marriage breakdown. In an interview that has emerged today, Rebecca, above, gushed about 49-year-old ex-TV Superman star Dean: “He is nicer than Superman, he’s better than Superman.
Contestants on The Jump returned home chunkier because they gorged on delicious dishes such as “goats cheese quiche” and “salmon tartar” every single day, prepared for them by a personal chef.
It looks as though Rebecca Adlington has had a wardrobe clear out, after she was reportedly spotted returning her wedding dress following the shock announcement of her split from husband Harry Needs. To play devil’s advocate, it is quite plausible that she was visiting the bridal shop for an entirely different reason, especially since her sister Chloe is set to wed this year.
Poor Mark-Francis Vandelli was just one of the many celebs to fall victim to skiing reality TV show ‘The Jump’, and it has now been revealed that he needs to undergo another operation before the healing process can truly begin.
Ofcom have revealed that they won’t be undertaking an investigation into Channel 4′s winter sports show The Jump, despite viewers’ concerns and complaints (17 of them, in fact) about the number on injured celebrities on this year’s series. Seven celebrities were forced to pull out of this year’s competition due to injury, with Beth Tweddle even having ‘potentially life-changing’ surgery after a crash during training. Tina Hobley fractured her arm in two places and Rebecca Adlington dislocated her shoulder, while Mark-Francis Vandelli fractured his ankle - and that’s just the beginning.
Last night’s grand finale of controversial Channel 4 show ‘The Jump’ saw rugby star Ben Cohen take the cowbell trophy, with an impressive final jump of 18.25m. Ben beat Dean Cain’s 17.7m jump and Tom Parker’s 16.55m, with Tamara Beckwith being the first finalist eliminated after she competed against Dean and EastEnders’ Sid Owen. Last year’s winner Joey Essex was supposed to be in Austria last night to hand over the winner’s trophy to new reigning champ Ben, but he unfortunately had to miss the grand presentation as he is in hospital after having his wisdom teeth removed.
The ski show has been royally slammed after a huge amount of its celebrity contestants have been forced to pull out due to serious injuries, including Beth Tweddle who broke part of her back whilst training for the show. After so many injuries, the celebrities are terrified of everything - and then the viewer ratings have fallen off a massive cliff. Beth is the star to have suffered the most at the hands of The Jump but her parents recently revealed that she was making promising progress post-surgery, sharing: “Since her surgery, Beth has managed to walk a few steps whilst being assisted by the nursing team.
Bear Grylls claims famous faces could perish on his new series. In 2015 actor Laurence Fox was forced to pull out of the show due to trench foot, while Loose Women star Jamelia struggled with the elements.
Sadly for Brian McFadden though, next week’s final is all but a pipedream, with the singer falling at the final hurdle during Sunday’s ski cross (February 29). In the end, his record 9.7m jump wasn’t enough to save him, and he bowed out of the contest, leaving Ben Cohen, Tamara Beckwith, Sid Owen, Tom Parker and Dean Cain to battle it out in the final. The Jump recently claimed two more victims, with Sarah Harding being forced to leave after pulling a ligament in her knee.
Unfortunately, it’s now claimed that their ‘rowdy’ behaviour has forced Davina McCall to switch hotels in the hopes of getting a good night’s sleep. It’s reported that Davina was staying in the same castle as the celebrities, including Brian McFadden and Tamara Beckwith, but is now staying in a different hotel near Innsbruck.
Joe Swash has become the latest casualty to emerge from The Jump in more ways than one, as not only has he been eliminated, but he’s also picked up a nasty shoulder injury along the way too. With Joe ruled out due to injury, he instead had to rely on the air jump to get him through to the semi-finals. Sadly, his 8.31m jump wasn’t quite enough to beat Sarah Harding’s 8.59m jump though, and Joe was sent home.
Davina McCall has praised Beth Tweddle for being ‘strong and positive’ as she recovers from a terrifying injury on The Jump. In a statement released at the weekend, Beth told fans that she’s taken an amazing step in her recovery and has begun to walk unaided. On Sunday night’s episode of The Jump, host Davina revealed that she’s been to see Beth in hospital and that she’s doing well.
The Only Way Is Essex star had given it his best shot for Linford’s sake as he took on Sarah Harding in the parallel slalom challenge. Sadly, his 8.27 metre jump wasn’t enough to keep him in the competition, with newbie Joe Swash jumping 8.67 metres to beat him.
Another one bites the dust! Linford Christie is the latest celebrity to fall victim to ‘The Jump’, with the star being left with no choice but to quit the ITV show. It had previously been reported that Linford suffered a hamstring interview and unfortunately he did not recover in time for this week’s show, forcing him to quit.
Channel 4 have already ordered an urgent review of safety procedures on this year’s series of The Jump, after four celebrities were forced to leave the competition due to injury - and now it looks like the course is changing. Updating followers on Beth’s recovery, her parents said yesterday: “Beth has managed to walk a few steps while being assisted.