The first episode of reality TV ski jumping show The Jump is yet to come to air, but it’s already claimed a second casualty in the form of retired Olympic cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Posting a picture of himself having his ankle strapped and put on ice, the star said: “The show must go on,” and confirmed his continuing participation.
He received attention from a medic in the camp in Austria.
The show, whose fourth series, featuring mainly b-list celebrities falling flat on their face in the snow, airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
Britain’s most decorated Olympian was the second to fall victim to an injury, with Vogue Williams, an Irish model, for those wondering, being forced to pull out after an injury to her knee.
A spokesperson told the Daily Mirror: “Vogue fell during training for ski cross injuring her knee which sadly means she can no longer continue in the competition.”
She will be replaced by former I’m A Celebrity star Amy Willerton - who has already been in training for the show as a standby contestant in case any of the celebs taking part were injured.
Last year’s series saw no less than seven contestants having to pull out of the competition after suffering injuries.
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington dislocated her shoulder following a bad jump, and had to leave.
Holby City actress Tina Hobley dislocated her elbow when the landing site on a practice run wasn’t cleared by staff.
Olympic bronze medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle suffered a back injury after apparently hitting a barrier during practice.
Former Olympian Linford Christie pulled his hamstring after landing awkwardly during a jump.
The first series back in 2014 saw Henry Conway, Melinda Messenger, Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke all pull out with injuries – while actor Sam Jones never made it to the slopes after being hurt during training.
Just last month we reported how Wiggo said there’s an underlying reason behind his decision to join in with The Jump: his fear of getting fat.
The eight-time medalling Olympian, who announced his retirement last year, says maintaining his 11st 4lb to 13st weight will be much harder now he’s not training intensively.
Sir Bradley, 36, said: “I don’t want to get fat and unfit, I’m really paranoid and conscious of that.
“I just don’t trust myself one bit. I’ve been institutionalised in sport since I was 12, so it’s a big change.
“I don’t want to let it go and then find myself two or three years down the line in a bit of a state.
“I have to do it for my mental health, I have to keep busy and in a routine. I’ve an obsessive nature, what-ever I do, I do to excess, so I’d rather keep good and clean.”
After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.