Jump contestant Tina Hobley reveals extent of horrific injuries

Actress Tina Hobley has said she still struggles to "drive, dress [and] wash my hair" after an accident on the Channel 4 reality show The Jump.

Hobley broke her arm in two places and sustained injuries to her knee and shoulder after a fall in the celebrity winter sports programme earlier this year.

She is due to have another operation on her knee later this month, and told Hello! magazine how the accident left her turning down acting work - including an appearance on TV drama Broadchurch.

The Holby City star said: "My injuries have had a huge impact on my life and on the family.

Tina Hobley attended the Industries Club Awards with her arm in a brace Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS

"For much of the year I haven't been able to drive, dress, wash my hair or have a bath unaided.

"My elbow came out of its socket and my arm was broken in two places. I tore my rotator cuff in my shoulder - a common rugby injury which has ended careers - and I had a full rupture of my ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] in the knee.

"My daughter has had to help me put my clothes on. And for months at a time I haven't been able to take the kids to school, run errands, or do any of the things I love like yoga, cycling or walking any kind of distance", she added.

Tina Hobley spoke exclusively to Hello! magazine Credit: PA/Hello!

The 45-year-old said her injuries sustained from the accident were worse than originally feared.

She told the magazine: "I went back to London after the accident thinking I would only be in plaster for seven weeks but it turns out my injuries were worse than first thought. I had three major traumas.

"I was gutted because a meeting for my dream job - in the drama series Broadchurch - came up just after the injury. I couldn't make it because I was in plaster. I had been waiting two years for that meeting.

"I look at my body in a very different way now. My body is so precious and I wouldn't put my body or my family through that trauma again."

Channel 4 issued a statement at the time apologising the accident.

Tina's fall was caused by simple human error when members of the ground crew failed to clear the outrun. All those involved have been spoken to and extra procedures have now been put in place by the producers to ensure that this will not happen again.

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The Jump, presented by Davina McCall, hit the headlines earlier this year after a number of contestants were left with injuries.

Former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle needed surgery on her spine after a horrific crash, singer Sarah Harding ruptured a ligament whilst Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli and Heather Mills both left the competition on medical grounds.