The Jump To Be Axed?

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After years of criticism - peaking during the 2016 series of the show - it has been reported that controversial Channel 4 show ‘The Jump’ has been axed.

We bet celebrities across the globe are breathing a massive sigh of relief.

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.

On top of that, and the no-doubt hefty insurance payouts, ratings are also said to have fallen, with a source telling The Sun: “The feeling among the show team is that this has been the worst series yet. After so many injuries, the celebrities are terrified of everything - and then the viewer ratings have fallen off a massive cliff.

"Yes, there has been a lot of controversy about people getting injured, but that isn’t the problem. At the end of the day, this comes down to business. The show is just not pulling in the viewing figures to justify the huge amount being spent on it.

"On top of the celebrity fees and travel costs, there’s insurance, the medical team, the fees for hospital treatment. The list goes on. The bosses’ view is that it isn’t worth it for an audience of a few million.”

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.

"She is still very tired from the operation but the medical team are pleased with the progress she is making. At the moment we aren’t certain of the timescale for her recovery. We are taking each day as it comes and will update you when there is further news.”

We hope that she - and the other injured celebs - get well soon.

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