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Pete Wicks is forced to leave SAS: Who Dares Wins after suffering injury

Daisy Phillipson

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Pete Wicks is forced to leave SAS: Who Dares Wins after suffering injury

Pete Wicks has been forced to leave Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins after suffering a brutal injury shown in tonight's (11 September) episode.

The TOWIE star was taking part in the Selection Course, which involved jumping from a helicopter with his partner Ashley Cain, with the pair set to work together to make it to the shore.

But during the task Pete was knocked unconscious - and while he made a recovery, he had to withdraw from the Channel 4 series.

Speaking about the incident, the 33-year-old explained that he initially had no concerns about taking part as he's a strong swimmer.

Pete Wicks had been taking part in the challenge with Ashley Cain. Credit: Channel 4
Pete Wicks had been taking part in the challenge with Ashley Cain. Credit: Channel 4

"I genuinely thought this would be the challenge for me to show what I f**king got. And I got it wrong, I got it very wrong," he said.

"I think my leg got a little bit caught in the bag and I went straight down onto the bag, knocked myself out and broke my ribs."

He continued: "I was unconscious in the water so I don't really remember much, just the rescue swimmers coming to get me and they flicked me over and then said, 'We need to get you in the boat.'

"I didn't want to get in the boat because if you start something, you have to finish it, so then I remember trying to swim back. 

"The last thing I remember was trying to make sure Ash was all right. We got to shore and then I realised, 'F**k I've actually hurt myself here.'

"I felt dazed and confused. I was struggling to move my upper body. 

"Basically, I think where I'd hit the bag, and I think just the impact of being unconscious and everything else, I was very confused.

The TOWIE star had to withdraw from the show after breaking his ribs during the challenge. Credit: Channel 4
The TOWIE star had to withdraw from the show after breaking his ribs during the challenge. Credit: Channel 4

"I didn't really know exactly what was going on and even moving my arms was quite painful, just because the pressure that was on my ribs and everything, so it just wasn't nice."

Pete went on to say that he was 'gutted' to have to leave the show as it's always something he wanted to do.

"My ribs were really bruised and it’s taken time to heal. But the team on the show were great," he added.

"I completely get why they took me out. At the time I felt like I wanted to try and carry on and I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to - they know better than I do.

"And obviously me being unconscious is a big thing, they can’t take any risks and I totally get that. But it doesn’t mean I’m not absolutely gutted."

When asked if he'd ever return to the show, it'll come as no surprise that he said: "One hundred percent, without a shadow of a doubt I'd do it tomorrow if they gave me another chance at the course."

The latest season of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins airs on Sunday nights on Channel 4 at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TOWIE, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Channel 4, TV and Film

Daisy Phillipson
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