Tina Hobley has become the first celebrity to leave winter sports show The Jump through injury.
The 44-year-old actress, who is best known for playing Chrissie Williams in the BBC One medical drama series Holby City, dislocated her elbow and fractured her arm in two places during a practice jump.
She was distracted when crew from the Channel 4 show failed to vacate the landing area.
Extra procedures put in place
Hobley tweeted a picture of her arm in a cast and wrote: “When you’re sent to jump and find a man in your landing area – dislocated elbow, two fractures, so sad!”
Channel 4 has apologised and revealed it will be putting extra procedures in place to ensure the accident does not happen again.
A spokeswoman said the fall was caused by simple human error when members of the ground crew failed to clear the outrun. She insisted The Jump adheres to the strictest safety protocols to ensure that the health and safety of the competitors.
Number of injuries
Despite the best efforts of the Channel, Hobley has already hurt her shoulder in the competition, while Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has dislocated her shoulder and EastEnders actress Louisa Lytton has hurt her hand.
Former The Wanted singer Tom Parker will replace her on the show. He has been practising with the celebrities in Austria as the show’s stand-by contestant, but is also suffering with an injury.
The 27-year-old posted a photo of his bandaged hand after he tore tendons in his wrist during a fall.
Date Published: February 9, 2016
Author: Jonathan Brown