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Injured Vogue Williams quits The Jump before show even starts

Vogue Williams fell during training for the Ski Cross and seriously damaged her knee.

Vogue Williams has quit Channel 4 show The Jump before it has even begun, after suffering an injury during training on Thursday (02Feb17).

The 31-year-old Irish model and presenter was just one of the names due to take part in the controversial show when it returns to screens on Sunday (05Feb17).

However, while practising for the ski cross course, which sees celebrities reach speeds of up to 75 miles an hour while racing around a track, Vogue fell and seriously damaged her knee.

"Vogue is absolutely devastated. She was so looking forward to taking part and has been training religiously," a source told The Sun newspaper. "She’s one of the most competitive of the group and was in with a real chance of winning.

"But she fell very heavily during the ski cross training and really hurt her knee and on doctor’s orders she has had to pull out."

Vogue is now receiving medical treatment for her injury in Innsbruck, Austria, where The Jump contestants live and train.

The Sun adds that former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Amy Willerton is favourite to replace Vogue on the programme.

A spokeswoman for Channel 4 told The Sun: "Vogue fell during training for ski cross yesterday injuring her knee which sadly means she can no longer continue in the competition."

Other stars set to try their luck on the slopes include Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins, Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews and The Only Way Is Essex beauty Lydia Bright.

Speaking about the show on ITV's Lorraine on Thursday (02Feb17), Lydia admitted she has been finding it quite distracting training alongside the male competitors when they are wearing the skintight spandex ensembles they have to don for training.

"We wear this skin-tight Lycra, which sucks everything in. So you can see absolutely everything! So it's not very flattering for the boys!" she laughed. "It's been a relief not to wear stilettos though!"

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