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.
The majority of the remaining contestants have also picked up smaller injuries, but can continue on the show.
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In total, 28 people have been injured over three series of The Jump.
It’s now being reported that producers are hard at work remodelling the ski course, with The Sun publishing photos showing wooden boards being put up.
A spokeswoman told them that remodelling work was ‘routine’, though she added: “Additional precautions include extra crash pads and some simplification of the course.”
They have also reported that a safety review of the course took place this week, with a snow plough later making adjustments to the barriers where Beth Tweddle suffered a terrifying crash, which left her needing surgery to fuse two vertebrae in her neck.
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Updating followers on Beth’s recovery, her parents said yesterday: “Beth has managed to walk a few steps while being assisted. We aren’t certain of the timescale for recovery.”
Diggers have also apparently moved into the base in Innsbruck, after concerns were raised about the landing area for the main jump.
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Meanwhile, The Sun has confirmed that actor Joe Swash and Miss Great Britain Zara Holland have been drafted in as replacements for those injured, alongside The Wanted’s Tom Parker and last year’s competitor Heather Mills.
The new recruits are currently ‘undergoing assessment’ in Austria.