09/02/2016 02:52 GMT | Updated 09/02/2016 06:59 GMT

'The Jump' Ordered To Conduct Urgent Safety Review As Viewers Call For Channel 4 To Axe 'Dangerous' Show

The Jump’ is to undergo an urgent safety review following a spate of serious injuries to the show’s competitors.


Channel 4 has ordered that producers look into safety procedures on the winter sports show, after Beth Tweddle became the latest celebrity to end up in hospital so far this series.

Beth Tweddle sustained serious neck injuries

A C4 spokesperson told the BBC: "Though it is a new course, the events have been designed to be no more difficult than in previous years and all contributors have undertaken rigorous training to prepare for the show.

"All winter sports carry some element of risk but in light of the number of injuries this year, Channel 4 has asked the producers to review safety procedures again to further reduce the prospect of accident."

The order to review the show also came after many fans called for the show to be axed for being too dangerous.

12 complaints were also lodged with broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, who will now decide whether or not to launch an investigation.

Olympic gymnast Beth is currently in hospital after neck surgery, following her horror fall during training for the latest live show.

Beth said the the first 48 hours after her accident had been "very scary", with her surgeons taking a bone from her hip and using it along with pins to fuse together two fractured vertebrae in her neck.

The Channel 4 show is to undergo an urgent review

Fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington, withdrew from the show on medical advice after a shoulder injury. She told host Davina McCall the fall was ''literally the worst thing that has ever happened to me, it was worse than childbirth''.

‘Holby City’ actress Tina Hobley also made an early exit after she dislocated her elbow and suffered two fractures to her arm.

James Argent, Linford Christie, Sid Owen, Louisa Lytton and Mark Francis Vandelli have also been injured during the show.

An insider told The Guardian: “For a couple of people to have an accident on this sort of programme is expected, but half the original cast were affected before the second show even aired.

“A number of the injuries have been very distressing, it’s the most dangerous show on television. It most certainly isn’t ‘It’s a Knockout’ is it?”

Heather Mills, who competed on the show in 2014, is set to return in place of Rebecca, while The Wanted’s Tom Parker will step into Tina’s snow boots.

A replacement for Beth has not yet been announced.

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