The Jump star Beth Tweddle was left unable to walk following a horrific crash on the Channel 4 show
Davina McCall has given an update on Beth Tweddle‘s condition following the horror crash on The Jump that left her unable to walk after fracturing her vertebrae.
Speaking during Sunday night’s live instalment of the Channel 4 show, Davina praised ‘strong and positive’ Beth and described her state of mind as she started to walk unaided again.
‘I went to go and see Beth in hospital this morning,’ host Davina said.
‘It was really good to see her actually, because she was walking down the corridor with her mum and dad, and she was so smiley.
‘She’s so strong and positive, Beth, and she did want to say thank you for her well-wishes because it’s really spurring her on. She really appreciates it.’
The former Olympic gymnast was forced to undergo emergency surgery to have the fractured vertebrae fused together after being injured while training for the show.
In a statement, the 30 year old said: ‘The medical staff here in Austria have been fantastic and I couldn’t have wished for better people to be around me at this time.
‘I’ve started to feel a lot better in the past 24 hours and I’ve begun walking by myself.’
She added: ‘It’s still a case of taking one day at a time, but I’m setting myself goals and I’m determined to be up and about as soon as I can.
‘The doctors are happy with my progress and next week we will have a better idea of when I can be discharged from hospital.’
Following Beth’s injury, Channel 4 asked producers to review safety procedures due to the high amount of accidents on the show.
This series has also seen Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington suffer a dislocated shoulder, something she described as ‘worse than childbirth’.
Made In Chelsea’s Mark-Francis Vandelli was also forced to quit the show after a fall during the Snow Cross Challenge left him with a fractured ankle, and ex-Holby City actress Tina Hobley dislocated her elbow.