The Jump will be pre-recorded
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 January 2017
Bosses have decided to limit the amount of live segments on 'The Jump' this year in a bid to reduce injury
'The Jump's forthcoming series will be mostly pre-recorded.
Bosses of the winter sports show - which has been dubbed the most dangerous programme on television - have decided to reduce the amount of live segments this time around after seven celebrities were severely injured on camera last year.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "The celebrities flew out yesterday and will be filming for at least a month before the show starts. The producers don't want to risk anything this year and pre-recording most stuff makes it a lot easier.
"There have been a few injuries on camera in the past -- not just in training -- so they want to avoid those situations. It also means the celebs won't take bigger risks as the adrenaline won't be pumping like it does on the live shows."
Viewers demanded the show be pulled off screen last year after Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle broke her back, swimmer Rebecca Adlington dislocated her shoulder and actress Tina Hobley fractured her arm while taking part in the competition last January.
The future of the series was up in the air for some time but producers were given the go-ahead late last year after a number of celebrities jumped at the chance to take part.
This year will see the likes of Spencer Matthews, Lydia Bright, Josie Gibson, Vogue Williams, Caprice, Mark Dolan, Louis Smith, Jade Jones, Kadeena Cox, Gareth Thomas, Jason Robinson and Emma Parker Bowles go head-to-head on the slopes.
And bosses have laid down some strict rules to ensure the stars get as much rest as possible so that the amount of injuries on ice are slashed altogether.
The insider explained: "In the past the contestants have lived in a villa or chalet but this year they are back in a hotel, so there is a big danger they could go overboard at the bar. Last year's stars were up until all hours knocking back drinks.
"But producers have already given them stern instructions not too drink too much, as skiing while hungover can be dangerous, especially as they are competing."