Joey Essex hurts his legs on ski slope while training for The Jump

Published Friday, Jan 16 2015, 15:08 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Joey Essex has hurt his legs while training for The Jump.

The ex-TOWIE star ended up battered and bruised after an accident on the ski slopes while preparing for the Channel 4 winter sports show, which begins later this year.

Joey Essex at the Pride of Britain Awards 2014 held at Grosvenor House hotel - Arrivals
London, United Kingdom

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Poor old Joey told The Sun he was "clipped" by another woman on the slope, hurting his right foot and, as he couldn't stop, he ended up hurting his left one as well.


He explained: "I couldn't stop so I turned on my left and fell over on my head and rolled down the hill. My left leg got tangled in my right ski and went crack. I had a double whammy. Both legs hurt but the left one is worse."

Thankfully it wasn't a serious enough injury to pull out of the show.

Already we've seen Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan and Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, withdraw after sustaining injuries during training.

Other stars to receive a few knocks include Phil Tufnell and Lady Victoria Hervey.

Sixteen celebrities will battle it out in the winter sports competition, hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, former X Factor champion Joe McElderry.

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