A ligament injury has forced actress and former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding to leave C4’s injury-ravaged series The Jump

The 34-year-old is the sixth contestant to drop out of the reality skiing show. Her departure comes after the exits of fellow female contestants Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, actress Tina Hobley and Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

Sarah, whose departure will be aired tomorrow, said she was thankful for the “once-in-a-lifetime journey”.

The men’s side has already seen Made In Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli, 26, pull out after fracturing his ankle and 100m champ Linford Christie quit after he failed to recover in time from a hamstring injury.

After revealing her injury, Harding tweeted that she had been “gutted” to receive the news that after six weeks of training she would not be able to continue.

A spokeswoman for C4 confirmed Harding had withdrawn on medical advice after pulling a knee ligament during training on Friday. “She has been advised by medics to rest and will undergo physiotherapy. Sarah has been a great competitor and we wish her a speedy recovery.” 

The Jump continues tomorrow on C4 at 8pm