Sarah Harding has become the sixth contestant to quit the reality TV show The Jump, after injuring her knee. The former Girls Aloud singer has left the show after the medical team advised her to stop competing, for fear that she would further damage her knee ligament.
A representative for the singer told Digital Spy on Friday that the star will needs "to rest and will undergo physiotherapy for her injury." Earlier in the week Sarah spoke about the high level of danger involved with ski jumping on her Twitter page. "Another day, another bruise (or three) #goingsgettingtough #TheJump @Channel4…keeping everything crossed right now."
Sarah Harding has been forced to quit the competition after sustaining a knee injury
The 34-year-old isn’t the only contestant to have suffered an injury this week in training. Former rugby player Ben Cohen suffered a nasty accident and consequently lost two teeth and was force to have 20 stitches in his face.
Kristina Rhianoff’s boyfriend shocked fans when he posted a picture of his bruised face on his Twitter page. Ben snapped the selfie after he attended the medical tent and had his bleeding lip was sewn up with stitches. "Morning!! Back skiing today after my accident. 20 stitches and 2 lost teeth #BubbaLip," the father-to-be captioned the close-up pic.
Ben and Sarah aren’t the only celebrities to have suffered injuries on the show. Tina Hobley, Rebecca Adlington, Beth Tweddle, Mark-Francis Vandelli and Linford Christie were all forced to leave the show after they injured themselves.
Former contestant Ola Jordan, who tore a ligament in her leg during last year’s series, spoke out about the danger of ski jumping. "It’s an incredibly dangerous sport,” she told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. “My accident could have happened on holiday. I signed up to a dangerous sport. No one pushed my into it and the injury was my fault."