Ben Cohen gets STITCHES in hospital after latest injury on The Jump 2016

Rugby ace damaged TEETH when ski jump landing went wrong

The Jump 2016 - Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen went to hospital to get twenty STITCHES on his face after becoming the latest celeb to injure himself on The Jump 2016.

The retired rugby ace arrived late on the show as a replacement for one of the FIVE contestants forced to quit the series over mishaps on the slopes - and now Ben himself has joined the lengthy injury list after a practise attempt at the ski jump went wrong.

Although Ben managed a clean landing, he was unable to bring himself to a stop and slammed in to crash pads at the end of the course.

The 37-year-old damaged his TEETH and split his lower lip - requiring him to go to hospital, where medics stitched up the wound.

However, Ben remains in the competition and will be participating in this weekend's semi-final, which will see the contestants go head-to-head on the ski cross.

"I had a collision during jump training, which resulted in me hurting my mouth," he explained. "I've spent my entire career taking knocks so this is nothing new for me.

"I won't let this stop me on semi-final week. I've had a couple of days to recuperate and I will carry on. I hope to get to the final and win that cowbell trophy."

Ben's injury comes after Joe Swash was ruled out of the moguls event in last Sunday's episode after he chipped a bone in his shoulder.

The decision meant the TV star automatically had to face the jump - and he ended up becoming the third star to be eliminated with an air jump score of 8.31 metres.

Rebecca Adlington, Tina Hobley, Beth Tweddle, Mark-Francis Vandelli and Linford Christie all withdrew from the current series over their injuries. Beth was discharged from hospital last week after having surgery to fuse two fractured vertebrae in her neck together.

The Jump continues on Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 4.

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