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Ola Jordan had chunk of leg cut out

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Ola Jordan had chunk of leg cut out

Ola Jordan had to have a chunk of her muscle cut out of her leg after she injured her knee competing on 'The Jump' two years ago.

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional had to have emergency surgery on the joint at the beginning of 2015 after she took a tumble while taking part in the winter sports show and, although she's now able to walk without a limp, she doesn't think it'll ever heal completely.

Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Thursday (12.01.17), Ola said: "I am OK, my leg is not 100 per cent, it'll never be the same again. But it's as good as it can get. I still get cramps in my leg because they've taken a piece of the hamstring out and put it through the knee. It's not great but I can dance and that's the main thing."

And Ola isn't the only one to experience life-changing injuries as a result of the programme as Beth Tweddle's gymnastics career was temporarily put on hold last year after she ploughed into a barrier during training on the Austrian slopes and broke her back.

She's now made a full recovery after undergoing surgery and physiotherapy but the same can't be said for former 'Holby City' actress Tina Hobley as she is still struggling to dress herself after she broke her arm in two places, dislocated her elbow and injured her shoulder.

She said recently: "For much of the year I haven't been able to drive, dress, wash my hair or have a bath unaided.

"My daughter has had to help me put my clothes on. And for months at a time I haven't been able to take the kids to school, run errands, or do any of the things I love like yoga, cycling or walking any kind of distance. My injuries have had a huge impact on my life and on the family."

Despite the amount of life-changing injuries sustained on the show, bosses were given the go-ahead to do another series this month.

Lydia Bright, Spencer Matthews, Vogue Williams, Caprice, Jake Quickenden, Josie Gibson and Amy Willerton are among the celebrities who have agreed to take part in the forthcoming series.