Caprice fractures ribs on The Jump
Caprice Bourret has fractured her ribs on 'The Jump' and has taken a number of blows to her head in preparation for the skeleton race, which will air on Sunday (19.02.17)
Caprice Bourret has fractured her ribs on 'The Jump'.
The 45-year-old model has been left battered and bruised on the winter sports show after she flew off the ski jump during training and hurtled towards the giant inflatable security blanket below and whacked herself in the chest with her solid skis.
Speaking about the accident, the competitor said: "You are training eight hours a day so I've been tired and had bad falls, aches and pains and bruises.
"I hurt my head and fractured my ribs when I was practicing the ski jump. As I hit the airbag, my skis bashed against me."
But the By Caprice Lingerie founder has had to battle on through the competition, regardless of the pain, because the contest has already seen Sir Bradley Wiggins and Vogue Williams pull out just two weeks into the show due to life-changing injuries.
She explained: "There's nothing much you can do about that - you just have to bandage it up. Everyone else is so courageous and I don't want to look like a wuss so I just have to get on with it."
Caprice is set to take part in the skeleton on Sunday night's (19.02.17) episode and has taken a lot of blows to the head during training for the risky sport and has almost wet herself as she glided along on a board at 60mph.
She said: "I can't even describe how scared I am of the skeleton. I have never been so terrified in my entire life.
"I've head-to-toe bruises from it, bruises everywhere. I'm on the sledge thing - my head keeps scratching on the ice and making sparks fly.
"I'm going 60mph down what is essentially an ice cube. I was so scared, I almost wet my pants!"