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Joe McElderry joins The Jump, Henry Conway out with broken bone

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Henry Conway has pulled out of The Jump after suffering a broken bone.

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry has now joined the show, replacing Conway.

Henry Conway competes in The Jump

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Henry Conway competes in The Jump


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McElderry went head to head with investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre on the ski jump to compete for a place on the show.

The singer managed to travel 15m, while McIntyre only managed 11.5m.

Conway was injured while practising for the skeleton, accidentally coming off the sled and falling down hard on his hand.

After visiting hospital, an emotional Conway recalled how he had a CT scan, which revealed that he had a breakage in his wrist that meant that he could not compete in any further events.

Joe McElderry

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"This is the end of The Jump for me," he said. "Which is a shame because I've worked so hard".

Speaking to Davina McCall on the show tonight (January 28), Conway said: "The injury is... a little bone just between my thumb and my wrist and I shattered it into seven pieces and it's now fitted together with three titanium pins.

"So it's a wonderful memory of Innsbruck which will forever remain in me."

He added: "It's really, really frustrating, but I've had the most amazing time.

"You come into something like this and you think it's going to be the equivalent of The Hunger Games but actually we've become a big ski family."

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