'The Jump': Ben Cohen Joins The Line-Up To Replace One Of The Five Injured Contestants

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Ben Cohen is joining ‘The Jump', after being drafted in to replace one of injured contestants.

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The retired rugby player has been flown out to Austria ready to compete on Sunday’s (14 February) show, according to Digital Spy.

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Ben Cohen

He has been given a special training programme to get him up to speed on the events, which include skeleton, bobsleigh, speed skating, ski cross and giant slalom, having joined the competition three weeks after it began.

The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star, whose dance partner Kristina Rihanoff is currently expecting their first child, has given the line-up a much-needed boost, after five celebrities were forced to quit the competition after serious injuring themselves.

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Ben with girlfriend and former 'Strictly' partner Kristina Rihanoff

Linford Christie became the latest star to make an exit on Friday, after sustaining an injury to his hamstring.

Beth Tweddle is currently in hospital recovering from neck surgery, following a horror fall, while Mark-Francis Vandelli and Tina Hobley both fractured bones.

Rebecca Adlington also exited after dislocating her shoulder.

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'The Jump' has been plagued by injuries

The Wanted’s Tom Parker has joined the show in one of their places, while 2015 contestant Heather Mills has returned to compete again, and already eliminated contestant James Argent has been invited back to the competition.

Channel 4 have ordered a safety review of the show, after many viewers called for the show to be axed for being too dangerous.

‘The Jump’ continues on Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 4.

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