Channel 4 drops reality TV show The Jump for one year

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Channel 4 has announced reality TV show The Jump will be retiring from the slopes in 2018.

The programme which features celebrities taking part in a range of winter sports has lead to 34 stars being injured during its four-year run.

However the channel said the reason for the show not being made next year is due to the amount of winter sports that will feature on-screen.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February, around the time that The Jump would usually air.

A Channel 4 spokesperson said: "The Jump has been a hugely successful brand for Channel 4 over the last four years, 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."

The series is fronted by Davina McCall and those taking part have been plagued by accidents and injuries since it launched in 2014.

Some of the injuries sustained by celebrities on the show:

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins was forced to pull outof the show after breaking his leg

  • Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan suffered a leg injury

  • Tina Hobley dislocated her elbow and broke her arm in two places on a fall

  • Former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle was involved in a horrific crash that left her needing surgery on her spine

  • Ex-Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington withdrew from the show on medical advice after a shoulder injury

  • Made In Chelsea's Mark-Francis Vandelli pulled out after fracturing his ankle on the show

  • Olympic gold medal winner Linford Christie pulled a hamstring while taking part and had to withdraw

  • Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding suffered a ruptured ligament while taking part in the show

  • Heather Mills left after injuring her knee and thumb.