Zara Holland kicked off The Jump

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 February 2016
Zara Holland

Zara Holland

Zara Holland - who was drafted in to replace Beth Tweddle on 'The Jump' - has been kicked off the show for not meeting the "required standard"

Zara Holland has been kicked off 'The Jump'.

The Miss Great Britain star was drafted in to replace Beth Tweddle, who departed the show due to injury, but Zara has already quit the show before taking her first live jump as she didn't meet the "required standard".

A spokesperson for the programme said: "All competitors know they must meet a required standard and sadly Zara did not meet this standard."

Whilst Zara added: "I'm sporty, so the show really appealed to me, but I respect the decision."

Meanwhile, the news comes only hours after it was confirmed Linford Christie has been forced to pull out as he did not recover in time to train for the latest episode.

A statement released by the show read: "It is with regret that Linford Christie has to withdraw from 'The Jump'.

"Despite recovering from a hamstring injury he was not left with enough time to train for this weekend's show and reach the standard needed to compete.

"Last week's eliminated competitor James 'Arg' Argent will return to the competition to take his place."

And Beth is making good progress since undergoing surgery to have two fractured vertebrae in her neck fused back together.

In a recent statement, her parents said: "Since her surgery, Beth has managed to walk a few steps whilst being assisted by the nursing team. She is still very tired from the operation but the medical team are pleased with the progress she is making. At the moment we aren't certain of the timescale for her recovery. We are taking each day as it comes and will update you when there is further news."

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