Heather Mills, Ashley Roberts are dumped from The Jump

History was made on winter sports show The Jump, but there was disappointment for celebrities Heather Mills and Ashley Roberts as they came unstuck in Innsbruck.

Campaigner Heather Mills became the first ever below-the-knee amputee to take on the ski jump, but was knocked out after losing to socialite Lady Victoria Hervey in Austria.

Former Pussycat Dolls singer Roberts put in a brave performance but failed to match Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson, who had spent many hours on the slopes during her childhood.

Roberts said: "I'm gutted, I'm absolutely gutted."

The quartet were forced to take on the ski jump having lost out in a head-to-head against one of the other four female contestants in the mile-long ice skeleton track.

Earlier, Olympian Louise Hazel triumphed over Mills - the fastest in training - in the head-to-head. Mills, former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, had earlier told Hazel: "If she loses to a one-legged chick she'll never live it down."

Mills took to the jump with a size-12 prosthetic foot after borrowing it from a stranger who answered her call for help yesterday when hers shattered in training.

Lady Victoria took a knock to her confidence after crashing in practice. She lost out to former model and adrenaline junkie Jodie Kidd - who was called up as a late replacement for Sally Bercow, wife of House Of Commons speaker John - in a bad-tempered stand-off on the skeleton.

Roberts and fellow vocalist Stacey Solomon screamed and shrieked throughout the skeleton, with mother-of-two Solomon edging out her Stateside rival.

Tabloid regular Chloe Madeley - cheered on by parents, presenting duo Richard and Judy - overcame a shaky start to beat reality TV personality Thompson.

The notoriously dangerous Channel 4 show has already been hampered by injuries as celebrities spent the past few weeks developing their skills.

Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan withdrew and had to undergo knee surgery following a fall.

On Sunday former England cricket star Phil Tufnell and Gogglebox regular Dom Parker were the first celebrities to be knocked out.



Patrick McLennan

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