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Cricketer Darren Gough became the third celebrity to be eliminated from The Jump after going head to head with five-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave.

The two sportsmen produced the slowest times in a skeleton competition and so had to take on the challenge of the jump to stay on the Channel 4 show.

Sir Steve jumped a distance of 14.5 metres, beating Darren’s 12 metres.

The cricketer said he was looking forward to enjoying some Laurent Perrier Rose and putting ice packs on his injuries. Five singer Ritchie Neville topped the leader board in the men’s skeleton competition, completing it in a time of 44.814 seconds, ahead of comedian Marcus Brigstocke, Sir Steve and Darren.

At the beginning of the show viewers learned that fashion journalist Henry Conway would no longer be continuing due to shattering a bone in his hand into seven pieces.

In a bid to replace him, X Factor winner Joe McElderry and journalist Donal MacIntyre took on the jump, with the singer jumping 15 metres and beating MacIntyre’s 11.5 metres.

On Wednesday night the show’s female contestants – presenter Anthea Turner, TV personality Melinda Messenger, singer Sinitta, former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and presenter Laura Hamilton – will compete in a giant slalom competition.