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James Argent pleads for prayers as he's drafted back onto The Jump

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James Argent pleads for prayers as he's drafted back onto The Jump

James 'Arg' Argent has asked his fans to pray for him as he prepares to return to The Jump.

The Only Way Is Essex star was the second star to be sent home from the winter sports show after being beaten in the Air Jump. However, as Linford Christie became the fifth celebrity to be outed from the programme after suffering an injury, bosses decided to draft Arg back in.

He will be seen rejoining the programme on Sunday night's episode (14Feb16).

Announcing the news, Arg jokingly tried to get the hashtag "#Pray4Arg" trending, referencing the amount of injuries suffered on this year's show.

"Proud to announce I will be returning to #TheJump @channel4 Cant promise I'll be good but that I will try my best! #ComebackKing #PrayForArg," he wrote on Twitter.

Alongside a video on Instagram, Arg added: "The legend @ChristieLinford has passed on the Baton to me & I can proudly confirm Im returning to #TheJump @Channel4 IM BACK BABY! #Pray4Arg (sic)."

Former Olympian Linford was forced to withdraw from the competition after suffering a hamstring injury. His accident follows Rebecca Adlington dislocating her shoulder, Tina Hobley dislocating her elbow, Beth Tweddle breaking her back and Mark-Francis Vandelli fracturing his ankle.

One celebrity who has yet to have any serious injuries is former Superman actor Dean Cain, who appeared on This Morning on Thursday (11Feb16) to defend the show.

When host Holly Willoughby asked Dean if he agreed with the declaration by Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards that the celebrities weren't having enough training before taking on the programme's difficult stunts, he hinted that some of the stars had been missing training sessions.

"That could be a very valid point," he said. "I train very hard, I don't miss a training session. I'm paying attention, yeah if you don't do that, yeah you can injure yourself."

- Cover Media