The Jump 2016 loses a SEVENTH celeb to injuries after Heather Mills ski crash

Campaigner injured her knee and thumb in training

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Heather Mills has become the SEVENTH celebrity to withdraw from The Jump 2016 after injuring a ligament in her knee during ski cross training.

The charity campaigner was due to compete against Dean Cain, Tamara Beckwith and Tom Parker in tonight's live semi-final.

However, they ended up racing as a trio after Heather was forced to pull out of the competition, with footage broadcast tonight showing her crashing in to a fence.

Explaining what happened to host Davina McCall, Heather said: "I went down the ski cross on a test run, they said to go slowly and I just blew out the gate, bust my thumb and bust my knee.

"It's a ligament problem and this is a rupture of the thumb. It was just bad luck."

The 48-year-old, whose thumb is now in a cast, added that she expected to recover quickly - but would not be taking part in next week's grand final regardless.

"I could be back in a few days, but then it's not fair on everybody," she said. "I'm used to being busted, I'm fine it's no problem. It's been brilliant. I've done some brilliant jumps."

Channel 4 is reportedly considering axing The Jump over the shockingly long list of injuries in the current series. A total of SEVEN celebs have now quit since it begun at the end of January.

Earlier this week Sarah Harding announced her exit after pulling a ligament in a similar incident - following in the footsteps of Rebecca Adlington, Tina Hobley, Beth Tweddle, Mark-Francis Vandelli and Linford Christie.

Heather originally took part in last year's series of The Jump, and returned for her second stint this year as one of the replacements for the fallen stars.

Heather's departure left Tamara Beckwith as the only remaining female contestant.

The Jump airs on Sunday nights on Channel 4.

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