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Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones injured in ski contest

Jan 14, 2014 | 4:26am EST

Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones has been forced to pull out of an upcoming TV ski competition after injuring his shoulder. The actor had been training for a place in new U.K. reality TV show The Jump, in which 12 celebrities take to the slopes to show off their skiing skills, but has now left the line-up after sustaining a nasty injury. Jones hurt his shoulder when he fell over while celebrating a successful ski jump, telling Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I was so shocked when I landed (successfully)... and I went 'Yeah!' and raised my arms. So after completing the run I fell over and hurt my arm." The actor will reportedly be replaced by 5ive pop singer Ritchie Neville, who has been training as a reserve. The line-up also features British Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave and 1980s pop singer Sinitta.

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