Beth Tweddle: British former gymnast to take legal action against makers of The Jump

Beth Tweddle took bronze in the uneven bars closing at London 2012

Olympic bronze medal-profitable gymnast Beth Tweddle is taking trusty plod in opposition to the makers of Channel 4’s The Soar after fracturing vertebrae on the truth existing in 2016.

The 33-yr-broken-down needed surgical operation on her neck and spinal wire after hitting a barrier on touchdown.

Tweddle’s lawyer says the “defendants focused on making The Soar” must this point denied liability for the accidents.

In December, Tweddle announced she is pregnant with her first dinky one.

“It be been a lengthy bound and my restoration is unexcited ongoing. I’m now no longer sure I’m going to ever be 100% again,” she said.

“The outcomes of my accident unexcited interrupt my day after day lifestyles and, moreover the severe physical accidents at the delivery, the hardest fragment of the restoration assignment has been the psychological ingredient – going thru and processing the whole accident and the aftermath of what came about.

“I said sooner than that I procedure now no longer need this accident to clarify me and I work onerous each and each day to substantiate that’s now no longer the case.

“It be disappointing that we now beget got needed to envision court proceedings as we had hoped the makers of the programme may maybe also very properly be willing to work with us to determine on the case.

“I just must be sure there may maybe be full accountability for folks focused on creating reveals like this and to serve prevent others having to plow thru what I genuinely beget for the past three years.”

Tweddle’s lawyer, Demetrius Danas, said: “She has needed to position many parts of her lifestyles and profession on assist and, while Beth is making a gleaming restoration, she unexcited cannot attain loads of the issues she previously may maybe as an elite athlete and may maybe underneath no circumstances fully secure properly.

“Despite makes an attempt to determine on the trusty case amicably, the defendants focused on making The Soar must this point denied any liability for her accidents and we now beget got been left and not using a different nonetheless to discipline court proceedings as we be taught about to resolve the case.”

BBC Sport has approached the makers of The Soar for comment.

Tweddle used to be the first female gymnast from Worthy Britain to make a selection a medal on the European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She retired in August 2013 and starred in ITV’s Dancing on Ice sooner than taking part in The Soar.

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