Channel 4 boss feared she'd get ARRESTED over The Jump!

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Channel 4's programming boss has joked that there has been so many injuries on The Jump that she thought she'd be ARRESTED.

The extreme winter sports reality show has established itself as a hit for the channel, regularly attracting 2million viewers.

However, while last year's series was relatively trouble-free, this year's run was dogged by controversy after no less than seven of the celebrity contestants were hit by injuries.

The most serious case involved Olympic athlete Beth Tweddle, who had to have two vertebrae in her back fused together - and is still recovering months later.

C4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt joked about the gravity of the situation at the Edinburgh Television Festival on Wednesday, saying: "That feels… that could have got me arrested. At various points last year I thought it was gonna get me arrested!"

Despite the scandal, C4 confirmed last month that The Jump will return for a fourth series in 2017 - following a review of safety standards - and Jay said she is willing to persevere with it.

"Yeah, of course! I'm really proud of that show," she commented. "It was hair-raising to live through it this year, I think we were unlucky on some counts, but I think it is a channel-defining entertainment show and yeah, it’s coming back."

The Jump's latest series was won by rugby player Ben Cohen, who joined two weeks in a replacement contestant.

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