Sir Bradley Wiggins isn't too upset to be leaving The Jump 2017: "It's only The Jump!"

"Gutted" cyclist finally given send-off by Davina McCall

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Sir Bradley Wiggins was finally given a proper send-off from The Jump 2017 tonight after confusion over his involvement last week.

During last Sunday's episode, Bradley participated in the pre-recorded skeleton event, even though he announced several days before that he'd quit the competition after injuring his leg.


No reference was made to his exit during the show, leaving some viewers a little confused.

It wasn't until tonight's instalment that presenter Davina McCall finally spoke to the 36-year-old about what happened.

Explaining his injury, the champion cyclist said: "They told me it's a non-displaced fracture, which means I'm out the competition in layman's terms.

"No skiing for three to six weeks, just to let it heal. I'm gutted, really gutted. Because it's not a weight-bearing bone it's alright, I can still walk around."

Bradley, Britain's most decorated Olympian, said his favourite thing about taking part in the Channel 4 show was his fellow contestants.

"I've had the time of my life, it's just been great meeting people from different walks of life really," he said.


"I've been so used to cycling for so many years and just hanging around with cyclists."

However, although Bradley was "gutted" about his departure, it seems he won't be losing any sleep over it.

Davina jokingly appeared offended when he added: "I mean look, at the end of the day it's not the Olympic games, it's only The Jump.

"You know what I mean! Life goes on doesn't it? I'm sure I'll get over it."

Bradley had competed in the 'speed ski' mini-event that decided the groupings for tonight's ski cross races.

He recorded the second-fastest speed, 62.4 km/h, and would have competed against Spencer Matthews, Gareth Thomas and Louis Smith had he been able to take part.


Jade Jones eventually became the fourth celebrity to be eliminated.

The Jump 2017 continues next Sunday at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with its semi-final.

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