Channel 4 has denied reports that celebrated cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is pulling out of The Jump, following reports that his recent ankle injury had been aggravated during competition on Sunday’s launch show.
Still, losing Wiggins would be a high price to pay for Channel 4; the cycling champ is the show’s highest-profile contestant this year, contributing to higher viewing figures for its launch show compared with the previous run (2.4 million versus 2.3 in 2016).
So it’s fingers crossed that he can keep moving forward without doing himself more damage. Good thing he retired from cycling, eh?
The Jump continues on Channel 4 this Sunday at 7.30pm
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