The Jump Will Not Be Investigated By Ofcom

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.

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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.

Linford Christie, Sarah Harding and Heather Mills also pulled out after sustaining injuries, while Joe Swash chipped a bone in his shoulder, though this did not force him to leave the competition (it did, however, prohibit him from participating in the moguls challenge).

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Now, after Channel 4 were ordered to review safety procedures during the show, Ofcom have decided not to launch a full investigation into The Jump.

A spokesperson told the RadioTimes.com: “We received a number of complaints about the welfare of the participants in this programme themed around winter sports, but won’t be taking them forward for investigation.

“We noted that all the participants in The Jump were consenting adults and were aware of the potential risk of injury when they decided to take part.”

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There is no rule about broadcasters needing to ensure the physical welfare of adults in programming, as there is for children on shows.

The future of The Jump is still unknown, with Channel 4 recently denying claims that it is to be axed.

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