Alan Carr refused to compete on The Jump
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 March 2016
Alan Carr has admitted he turned down numerous offers to appear on this year's 'The Jump' because he thought he would end up with a broken neck
Alan Carr was begged by producers to compete on 'The Jump' - but he refused because he didn't want to break his neck.
The 39-year-old comedian has admitted bosses kept bombarding him with phone calls about appearing on the dangerous winter sports show, which concluded last month, but he turned them down out of fear he'd end up paralysed.
He told The Daily Star newspaper: "Channel 4 wanted me to be on 'The Jump'. Seriously. They said, 'Why not?' And I said, 'Because I don't want to be in a neck brace.' "
And the chat show host is no doubt thanking his lucky stars he wasn't persuaded to slip into his thermals and hit the Austrian slopes last month after seven celebrities were forced to pull out of the competition due to life-changing injuries.
And, although the ski show ended two weeks ago, some of the stars are still battling with their broken bones and nasty gashes.
Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is currently undergoing rehabilitation after she broke her back when she ploughed into a barrier while training for the programme in January.
Rebecca Adlington still has her arm in a sling after she dislocated her shoulder in the Air Jump.
Tina Hobley is still in a cast after she dislocated her elbow and fractured her arm when the crew failed to vacate the landing area.
And Mark-Francis Vandelli is waiting to undergo another operation on his ankle after he snapped the bone while battling it out in the aggressive Snow Cross challenge.