Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle has had surgery on her neck after a fall during Channel 4’s The Jump, prompting a review into safety procedures on the reality TV show.

The retired gymnast, 30, had fractured vertebrae fused together after she was injured while training for programme.

The Briton has quit the show and described the last 48 hours as “scary”.

A Channel 4 statement said it had asked the show’s producers to re-assess every event and training plan.

The Jump follows celebrities as they try to master various winter sports, including ski jumping, skeleton and speed skating.

Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington, 26, and actress Tina Hobley, 44, have already withdrawn because of injury.

“All winter sports carry some element of risk but, in light of the number of injuries this year, Channel 4 has asked the producers to review safety procedures again,” read a statement.

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