The Jump dropped for one year by Channel 4


Channel 4 has announced its winter sports TV contest The Jump will be taking a break in 2018.

The perilous reality show finished its fourth season in March, with 34 contestants left injured since it started in 2014.

Each season has a different team of celebrities trying several winter sports like bobsleigh, ski jumping and snowskates.

Among its most famous injuries was decorated Olympian athlete Sir Bradley Wiggins, who broke his leg during the last season.

Undated file handout photo issued by Channel 4 of Sir Bradley Wiggins who has pulled out of winter sports show The Jump after breaking his leg. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday February 12, 2017. Britain's most decorated Olympian said he was "gutted" that the injury forced him out of the competition. See PA story SHOWBIZ TheJump. Photo credit should read: Steve Brown/Channel 4/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the cont
Image: Sir Bradley Wiggins was pulled out of the winter sports show after breaking his leg

Irish model and DJ Vogue Williams was forced to quit this year’s show just days before the series kicked off after falling badly and rupturing her knee in training.

During the last series, former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle required surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae in her neck following a crash.

Fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington also withdrew from the show on medical advice after dislocating her shoulder.

On Thursday, a spokeswoman for Channel 4 said the broadcaster will not renew the show for the next year, due to the amount of winter sports on air.

Model Amy Willerton has been drafted in to replace injured model and DJ Vogue Williams
Image: Model Amy Willerton was drafted in to replace injured model and DJ Vogue Williams

“The Jump has been a hugely successful brand for Channel 4 over the last four years,” she said.

“However, with such a huge amount of winter sport on screen at the start of 2018 we have decided to rest the show for the year.”

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February, around the time that The Jump would usually air.

Other injuries since the Channel 4 reality show started in 2014 include former model Melinda Messenger suffering concussion after a blow to the head; Sally Bercow (wife of House of Commons speaker John Bercow) fracturing two ribs; and ex-EastEnders actor Joe Swash breaking his shoulder.

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