Beth Tweddle on The Jump
Beth Tweddle is not expected to return to the competition after breaking her back Channel 4

This year's series of reality show The Jump has only been on television for two weeks, but viewers have already demanded that Channel 4 pull the show off the air.

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle was injured during Sunday night (7 February)'s episode and was airlifted to hospital in a neck brace. It has since been reported that she is suffering from a serious back injury after crashing into a barrier during a stunt and will need surgery. At the moment, it looks extremely unlikely that she will return to the competition.

And Tweddle is not the only one who has injured herself due to the extreme nature of the winter sports the contestants are expected to carry out on the show. Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington was one of the first celebrities to come to harm on the show as she dislocated her shoulder after just one week of the competition. Later, Holby City actress Tina Hobley dislocated her elbow, while The Bill's Louisa Lytton also injured her hand.

Contestant Linford Christie was another famous face who suffered an injury when he pulled his hamstring. "I didn't even know I had hamstrings at my age. All of the sudden I did a ski jump. I landed funny and I can't even touch my toes. I felt a pop," he said of the incident. "I've had a scan and get some treatment tomorrow. I should be back for next week. I am coming back."

It has since emerged that Adlington has official exited the show due to her injury and will be replaced by entrepreneur and media personality Heather Mills. "I have loved my time on the show and I'm so sad to be leaving on injury," Adlington said of the decision. "I'm so proud of myself with the challenges I have overcome, from skeleton to jumping and learning how to ski. I'm very grateful to have met the most incredible people as well. It was so difficult but so much fun at the same time."

One Twitter user took to social media to urge that the show "be cancelled before more people get hurt" whilst another wrote: "So do they just do this until everyone is dead?" accompanied by the show's hashtag.

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