The Jump has been axed
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 July 2017
Channel 4's 'The Jump' has been axed following numerous complaints
'The Jump' has been axed.
The winter sports show, which sees celebrities go head to head in a variety of winter events, has been given the chop by Channel 4 due to the fact 34 contestants have suffered life-changing injuries over just four series.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's felt like 'The Jump' has been on borrowed time for a while now as the injuries mount up. The fact Channel 4 have decided against bringing it back next year suggests it's not a loved property. If it was getting big enough numbers, it would be locked into the schedule."
Bosses were toying with the idea of shelving the show last year after they received a series of complaints when gymnast Beth Tweddle broke her back during training.
And she's not the only one who had to undergo surgery after taking a tumble on the slopes as former 'Strictly Come Dancing' dancer Ola Jordan twisted her knee while competing on the programme and doesn't think her leg will ever be the same again.
Rebecca Adlington dislocated her elbow, 'Holby City' actress Tina Hobley broke her shoulder in numerous places and still can't return to work due to the injury, and 'Made in Chelsea' hunk Mark-Francis Vandelli snapped his ankle while working on the show.
Although it's thought the programme will be off air indefinitely, a spokesperson has said that the show is merely on a "rest" for a year due to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
They said in a statement: "'The Jump' has been a hugely successful brand.
"However, with such a huge amount of winter sport on screen at the start of 2018, we have decided to rest the show for the year."