Rebecca Adlington taken to hospital after horrific ski crash

The Mansfield olympian opened a Yorkshire Leisure Centre last year.
The Mansfield olympian opened a Yorkshire Leisure Centre last year.

Olympic swim legend Rebecca Adlington suffered a horrific fall yesterday in training for TV’s The Jump.

She was in agony and had to be carried away on a stretcher to an ambulance after her ski jump went disastrously wrong.

The show’s bosses now fear she may not be able to take part in the series, which starts tonight (Sunday, January 31).

A source at filming in Austria said: “Rebecca’s fall was incredibly nasty. One minute she was flying through the air, the next she was crumpled on the crash mat, and clearly in a lot of pain.

“It was hard to tell at first what had happened, but it was clear she needed to go to hospital.

“Doctors there spent hours assessing her condition, doing X-rays and other checks to work out exactly how bad the damage was.”

Becky, 26, from Mansfield, who won double gold at Beijing in 2008, was eventually discharged later last night.

But a Channel 4 spokeswoman later confirmed the star might have to pull out if she didn’t make a good recovery overnight.

She said: “The doctors were happy to discharge Becky yesterday, and she may still take part in the show tomorrow.

“But it is all down to how she and the medics feel about her condition and if her shoulder is strong enough.”

Strictly beauty Ola Jordan, 33, was forced to bow out after injuring her leg in training for last year’s show.

It was feared the accident could ruin her dancing career but she made a full recovery.

Others taking part in the new series include former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, 34, ex-Holby City actress Tina Hobley, 44, and Westlife singer Brian McFadden, 35.