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The Jump dropped by Channel 4

Channel 4 has announced its winter sports TV contest The Jump will be taking a break in 2018.

The perilous reality show finished its fourth season in March, with 34 contestants left injured since it started in 2014.

Each season has a different team of celebrities trying several winter sports like bobsleigh, ski jumping and snowskates.

Among its most famous injuries was decorated Olympian athlete Sir Bradley Wiggins, who broke his leg during the last season.

Irish model and DJ Vogue Williams was forced to quit this year's show just days before the series kicked off after falling badly and rupturing her knee in training.

During the last series, former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle required surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae in her neck following a crash.

Fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington also withdrew from the show on medical advice after dislocating her shoulder.

On Thursday, a spokeswoman for Channel 4 said the broadcaster will not renew the show for the next year, due to the amount of winter sports on air.

"The Jump has been a hugely successful brand for Channel 4 over the last four years," she said.

"However, with such a huge amount of winter sport on screen at the start of 2018 we have decided to rest the show for the year."

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February, around the time that The Jump would usually air.

Other injuries since the Channel 4 reality show started in 2014 include former model Melinda Messenger suffering concussion after a blow to the head; Sally Bercow (wife of House of Commons speaker John Bercow) fracturing two ribs; and ex-EastEnders actor Joe Swash breaking his shoulder.

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