Rebecca Adlington admits she's glad The Jump is over

Gemma Strong

By her own admission, Rebecca Adlington's time on The Jump "wasn't the best experience" she's ever had. The Olympic swimmer was forced to pull out of the show after dislocating her shoulder, and admitted this week that it was the "worst pain" she's felt.

Rebecca opened up about the controversial Channel 4 show during an appearance on Good Morning Britain this week - and joked "Thank God!" when host Piers Morgan commented that the series was now over.

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Rebecca Adlington has opened up about her time on The Jump

"I dislocated my shoulder in two places. It was extremely painful, the worst pain I've ever had in my entire life," she told Piers and Susanna Reid. "So it wasn't the best experience I've ever had."

But she told her hosts she is on the road to recovery. "I'm on the mend now, so I'm definitely not going to complain," the 27-year-old said. "But I can't start swimming again for another two months."

During her time on the show, Rebecca also expressed her shock at Maria Sharapova's revelation that she had failed a recent drugs test. Tennis star Maria has claimed that she was unaware of any wrong-doing because she knew the banned substance by another name. But, Rebecca said: "As an athlete, you check everything and you have other people checking everything too - especially as the rules regularly change.

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The star also shared her thoughts on Maria Sharapova's failed drugs test

"Even if I just had a headache and picked up some painkillers from the pharmacy, I checked everything. I was so efficient because I never wanted to be caught out by something that wasn't my fault.

"Maria has said she didn't read the updated list [of banned substances] properly - I'm not going to lie, I haven't read letters properly in the past. But she should have a support team around her that is checking all of this. Surely they would have known? My coach always knew what I was taking," she said.

Rebecca went on to admit that as a professional sportswoman, it's incredibly "disheartening" when fellow athletes resort to performance-enhancing drugs. "If you know an athlete has taken a substance to help them perform better, you go into a race thinking there's no way you can beat your opponent," she added.

"It's horrible to think 'I can't beat this person because they've taken drugs'. It's hard."

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