Sir Bradley Wiggins definitely has quit The Jump despite being on tonight's show

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Sir Bradley Wiggins is definitely out of The Jump 2017 despite appearing on the show tonight.

Some fans of the Channel 4 series were left understandably puzzled by tonight's episode when Bradley competed in the skeleton event despite leaving last Sunday with a fractured leg.

During the Channel 4 winter sports contest's second episode last Sunday, it was revealed that the champion cyclist had been ruled out of the snow cross event by medics.

Presenter Davina McCall said he would be given a bye to this week, where the celebs competed in the skeleton.

However, shortly after the show concluded, Bradley revealed on his Twitter page that he had pulled out of the competition after being advised to rest his damaged leg for up to six weeks.

"Gutted to be leaving The Jump. I wanted to give you an injury update," he wrote. "Seen a specialist, I have a small leg fracture & need to rest for 3/6 weeks. Good news no surgery or cast required."

"Huge thanks to the crew & good luck to all of the cast."

Keen to play down the seriousness of his injury, Bradley added: "No horror smash, small training injury which means I can't compete.

"No terrible break, no cast, just need to rest it."

So why was Bradley still taking part in the show tonight?

Well it turns out that a lot of this year's series is pre-recorded - including this week's episode - and Bradley's exit won't be shown until next week.

"Due to the way the show is filmed I'll still be on until show 4, so tune in," he explained.

A Channel 4 spokesperson confirmed: "Bradley injured his leg during training and, although keen to continue in the competition, he will no longer take part following the fourth show in the series."

So there you go.

The Jump 2017 continues Sunday nights on Channel 4.

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