One of the most shocking moments of last year’s The Jump was when Beth Tweddle’s stunt went disastrously wrong.
We all watched in horror as the Olympic bronze medallist had to be hospitalised after fracturing two vertebrae, leaving her in a neck brace for 12 and a half weeks,
At the time, the Channel 4 show was called to be axed by concerned viewers, who watched celebrity after celebrity suffer horrific injuries.
‘Too many contestants are hurting themselves on The Jump it’s time to cancel it I think,’ one wrote.
‘I agree with the viewers who feel #TheJump has gone far enough. There’s nothing entertaining about 3 hospitalisations in 2weeks.’
The show continued, but Beth was left in recovery for months, and now, she’s opening up about her ordeal for the first time.
Speaking to The One Show, tthe 31-year-old admitted that she’s now seeing a psychologist to help her come to terms with what happened.
‘For me it is still quite a hard thing to talk about’, she confessed. ‘And that’s why I’m using a psychologist and processing the accident details.’
However, she’s trying to remain positive, and has had nothing but support from friends, family and fans.
‘[People said], “We’ve had the same injury as you, we know you’ll be in a dark place right now but we’re now running marathons”‘, she gushed.
‘That kind of put a smile back on my face, thinking, “I’m not the only one that’s gone through this”‘.
And now she’s on the road to recovery, Beth said she won’t let her accident ‘define’ her. ‘I want to be able to go out there and do what I normally do,’ she said.
‘I love working with children and inspiring them to achieve their dreams. I’m glad to say I pushed through it.’