Rebecca Adlington cleared to continue competing in The Jump

The former Olympic swimmer was taken to hospital yesterday after injuring her shoulder, but RadioTimes.com understands she will be fit to compete in the Channel 4 series when it begins this Sunday

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Rebecca Adlington has been cleared to continue competing in The Jump. 

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The former Olympic champion’s place in the Channel 4 reality competition looked to be in doubt yesterday after she was taken to hospital. However, we now understand that Adlington will be able to take part in tonight’s live ‘Air Jump’ if needed.

Adlington injured her shoulder while training for the Air Jump, which she could face live on the show if her skeleton run time (which was pre-recorded during the week) isn’t fast enough to see her safely through to next week.

The slowest celebrities from their race pairings face the Air Jump eliminator and whoever fails to record the highest jump will leave the contest.

A source added that Adlington was “in good spirits” following the accident.

Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna is on standby alongside The Wanted’s Tom Parker, if a celebrity does have to withdraw.

It’s a common occurrence on the winter sports-themed show, which over its past two series has seen many famous faces drop out with injuries. Series one saw singer Joe McElderry scooped a surprise win after several back-up celebrities also had to drop out.

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The Jump starts tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 4