21/06/2016 10:58 BST

Beth Tweddle Seeing Psychologist After 'The Jump' Accident

'I didn't panic until I flew back to the UK.'

Beth Tweddle has revealed that she’s seeing a psychologist, following her traumatic appearance on ‘The Jump’.

Earlier this year, Beth was the second of seven celebrity contestants who had to pull out of the third series of the Channel 4 winter sports show, after suffering a serious accident.

The Olympic gymnast was left with two fractured vertebrae in her neck, which required urgent surgery, after falling on the slopes during training.

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Beth Tweddle

She’s now spoken out about the aftermath, telling ‘The One Show’: “It's hard to talk about about. I'm using a psychologist.

“I didn't panic at the time. It was when I flew back to the UK. I realised the journey I'd have to go on - the recovery phase, rehab, surgeons, physics. People couldn't realise how serious it was. I couldn't even deal with it.”

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Beth appeared on the third series of 'The Jump'

The most recent series of ‘The Jump’ notoriously saw almost half of its contestants having to pull out due to injury, the first of whom was former ‘Holby City’ actress Tina Hobley.

Although producers initially offered her the chance to return in a future series, she seemed less than impressed, even hinting that she may take legal action in the future, as her accident was not her fault.

She claimed shortly after she withdrew: “Someone told me to jump and it wasn’t safe to jump.

“I am in a lot of pain and I’m very upset to be leaving in these circumstances. This fall wasn’t my fault and as I was doing so well in the competition it’s very frustrating.”

Rebecca Adlington, Mark-Francis Vandelli, Linford Christie, Sarah Harding and Heather Mills were later forced to leave the competition, which was eventually won by rugby player Ben Cohen.

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