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Channel 4 orders safety review after Olympic gymnast injured during filming

Channel 4 has asked its producers to review safety procedures after the Chester gymnast Beth Tweddle suffered a serious neck injury while filming the entertainment show The Jump.

The programme features celebrities competing in a variety of winter sports, including ski jumping.

The athlete has undergone surgery on fractures to her neck.

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The battle to be the ultimate Dancing on Ice Champion

Dancing on Ice stars will battle it out to be the ultimate champion in the last ever final.

It promises to be a real North West affair with Blackpool's Hayley Tamaddon, Ray Quinn from Liverpool, and current champion Beth Tweddle from Cheshire taking to the ice.

The three spoke to Granada Reports Showbiz correspondent, Caroline Whitmore.

Beth Tweddle backs bid to make internet 'safer'

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is pledging their support for the day organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre

The bronze medallist from Cheshire was the target of sexist abuse on Twitter, urged web users to report trolls bullying..

Just 13% of parents in the North West say that they have spoken to their children about how to report concerns online

Commenting on her involvement, Beth said:

"It's really important young people feel safe and empowered online and know how to report anything that upsets them or to tell an adult. It's also vital that parents feel confident enough to discuss online safety with their children."

Today is the 11th Safer Internet Day with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'.


Beth Tweddle presented with gold sculpture

Olympic gymnast and Dancing on Ice Champion Beth Tweddle was back in Liverpool today to unveil a body cast of herself.

Beth Tweddle and her gold sculpture Credit: Rachel Townsend

The gold sculpture was made in celebration of her Olympic bronze medal and will be on display at the Liverpool Museum.

It's the first time Beth has been back in the North West since winning the ITV show Dancing on Ice.

Beth Tweddle and her gold sculpture Credit: Rachel Townsend
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Region's top Olympic gymnast fulfils wing-walk challenge

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle has fulfilled a long-held ambition of wing-walking. Credit: Tim Ireland, Press Association Images

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle, from Liverpool has finally fulfilled a long-held ambition of wing-walking.

In a daring challenge, the gymnast took to the skies with RFC Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire, strapped in to a harness as a light aircraft soars to heights of around 1,000ft.

The 27-year-old who scooped the bronze at the London Games to become the most decorated gymnast said: "I loved every minute of it, so much so that I went up into the air twice.

"This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but haven't been able to, so I was pleased to have the chance."

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle says there are more challenges she wants to fulfil including skydiving. Credit: Tim Ireland, Press Association Images

She added: "I've got a snowboarding lesson next and I want to do a skydive next year. I have been training for my career ever since I was about seven, so this is a chance for me now to do something different."

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