Dom Parker injured during training for The Jump
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 January 2015
Dom Parker is in hospital with a "suspected concussion" after hurting his shoulder while practicing the ski cross in training for 'The Jump'
'Gogglebox' star Dom Parker has a "suspected concussion" after injuring himself during training for 'The Jump'.
The 49-year-old star - who appears on the Channel 4 show with wife Steph - is currently being monitored in hospital before the decision as to whether or not he's able to take part in the winter sports competition takes place.
A spokeswoman for the show told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Dom hurt his shoulder and later showed signs of suspected concussion so was monitored and is now resting up."
Dom is said to have been practicing the ski cross - which sees competitors speed along a custom-built course while taking on jumps and steep banks - on location in Innsbruck, Austria when the incident took place yesterday (26.01.15).
It is the same event which saw last year's contestants Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke forced to pull out of the contest.
The posh TV commentator was racing on a 500-metre course developed to push celebrities to the limit but it's yet to be determined whether he'll be able to compete against the other stars when the competition kicks off on Sunday.
The second series of the extreme reality show has already seen 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Ola Jordan and former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant Sally Bercow pull out of the competition with injuries.
Dom previously confessed he was an experienced skier and was hoping to be crowned champion.
He said: "I've skied on an off since I was five years old. It's quite exciting - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be trained up to do this stuff."
He added: "I'm not expecting to win, probably because I'm a bit old and bit fat. But there's a part of me, deep down, thinking, 'If I'm going to do it, I'd like to be the winner'."