Davina McCall admits she was "amazed" people still want to do The Jump after slew of injuries last series

Published Friday, Sep 23 2016, 17:23 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Davina McCall has said she is "amazed" that The Jump is returning for another series.

Channel 4's The Jump sees a slew of celebrities taking to the slopes and trying to conquer a number of winter sports, that could potentially lead to injury. Last series' stars know that all too well with a whopping SEVEN celebrities being forced to exit early from the show.

Rebecca Adlington had to undergo surgery on her shoulder, Tina Hobley broke her arm in two places and dislocated her elbow, while Beth Tweddle (who's injury was deemed the most severe) had to undergo surgery on her neck - so you can imagine why Davina was surprised to hear there are still some famous faces willing to sign up.

Davina McCall, The Jump 2016
14 February

© Channel 4/Supplied by WENN

Speaking about The Jump's return on The Jonathan Ross Show (which airs Saturday 24 September), Davina says: "I was amazed because I didn't think we'd be able to get people back on it, but apparently people still want to do the show which is great."

Highlighting the element of danger the show brings with it, Davina adds: "It is a bit like, 'Don't try this at home'... all I can say is that [the celebrities] are given the best care and they are taught by the best teachers."

"They're willing, they want to do it," she points out. "We're not forcing them out there."

Following its third series, The Jump faced a serious backlash from viewers, after many suggested it was too dangerous to air. Following Beth's accident on the slopes, which she is still now recovering from, some had questioned whether it is safe to continue and called for it to be axed on Twitter.

At the time, Channel 4 responded with the following statement: "The Jump is now in its third series and, since launch, 46 celebrities have taken part successfully. Though it is a new course the events have been designed to be no more difficult than in previous years and all contributors have undertaken a rigorous training programme to prepare them for the show.

"All winter sports carry some element of risk, but in light of the number of injuries this year, Channel 4 has asked the producers to review safety procedures again to further reduce the prospect of accident."

Rebecca Adlington fall on The Jump, Channel 4
31 January

© Channel 4/Supplied by WENN

Rebecca Adlington had hurt her shoulder after a fall on the slopes.

It was later confirmed in March that Ofcom had chosen not to investigate The Jump, as they believed there were no grounds to proceed with one.

A spokesperson for Ofcom had said: "We received a number of complaints about the welfare of the participants in this programme themed around winter sports, but won't be taking them forward for investigation. We noted that all the participants in The Jump were consenting adults and were aware of the potential risk of injury when they decided to take part."

The Jump's third series was won by latecomer Ben Cohen - other winners include Joey Essex and X Factor star Joe McElderry.

You can catch Davina on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday 24 September at 10.20pm on ITV.

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