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Rebecca Adlington injured on The Jump, unclear if she'll continue

The former Olympic swimmer hurt her shoulder during training and needed to seek medical attention at hospital in Austria

Published: Saturday, 30th January 2016 at 10:30 pm

Rebecca Adlington has been injured during training for The Jump and it's unclear whether or not she'll continue with the Channel 4 reality show.


Adlington was rehearsing for this Sunday night's first show and hurt her shoulder while practising the air jump eliminator. This requires the contestants to ski down a slope before landing in a giant air bag.

The former Olympic swimmer was taken to hospital but was soon sent back to the contestant house. However, it remains unclear whether she's OK to carry on and compete in the competition.

Adlington has already hurt her shoulder while training for the ski jump, taking a tumble earlier this week. She isn't the first to earn an injury either, actress Louisa Lytton is sporting a cast on her hand.

There are back up competitors in place for it the current line-up can't compete. This is made up of The Wanted's Tom Parker and former Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna. They've been in training alongside the main line-up.

The launch will feature pre-recorded footage of each of the celebrities - which this year includes Superman star Dean Cain and former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding - taking on the dreaded skeleton run. The two celebrities who record the slowest times must compete in the air jump eliminator. The skier with the lowest jump will be sent home. As Adlington has already recorded her skeleton run it could mean she could qualify for the air jump eliminator. Then a decision will need to be made if she can continue. But a fast time may see her given a pass to the next stage and enough time to recover without dropping out.


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


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