British pop star Joe Mcelderry was named winner of a U.K. reality TV winter sports competition this week (beg03Feb14) after two finalists pulled out due to injury. The singer was a last minute addition to the line-up of The Jump when he was drafted in to replace socialite Henry Conway who withdrew after breaking a bone.
He found himself in the final on Monday (03Feb14) after Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave and actor/comedian Marcus Brigstocke pulled out of the competition due to injury just hours before the finale.
McElderry triumphed over another stand-in, journalist Donal MacIntyre, who replaced injured model Melinda Messenger.
The show was plagued with injuries, with several stars pulling out before it even went to air.
British comedian Marcus Brigstocke will have to perform the rest of his shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on crutches after injuring himself on stage. The funnyman is part of the line-up for the theatre and comedy event in Scotland which takes place throughout August (13), but he feared his run would come to an early end after hurting his leg during his routine.
He told fans about the emergency in a post on Twitter.com on Saturday (03Aug13), writing, "Oh God... 40 year old idiot dances like he's still 19 and snaps important leg matter. F**k! What the f**k have I done?"
Brigstocke feared he had damaged his Achilles tendon and admitted himself to hospital, adding, "So... A&E (accident and emergency department) now. Achilles tendon snapped is my guess. I'll keep you posted injury fans."
However, the injury turned out to be less serious, but he will have to perform the rest of his festival run on crutches: "Massive thanks to NHS (National Health Service) Scotland for your kindness and expertise... Turns out it's not a snapped tendon. I was being a massive over dramatic queeny whining... Hurts like hell but not so serious."
Brigstocke successfully made it back on stage on Saturday night, and told fans, "Wow... Doing my show on one leg was... Challenging. Many many thanks to a lovely crowd. I'm sore now."