Thursday 8 December 2016

'My daughter has to help me put my clothes on' - Injuries make daily life a struggle for soap star Tina Hobley

Published 05/09/2016 | 10:35

Tina Hobley is still suffering from injuries sustained while filming The Jump.
Tina Hobley is still suffering from injuries sustained while filming The Jump.
Tina Hobley is still suffering from injuries sustained while filming The Jump. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Tina Hobley attends the TRIC Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tina Hobley and daughter Anastasia. Photo: Twitter

Tina Hobley's life has been turned upside down after she suffered major injuries on The Jump.

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The 45-year-old was just one of the famous faces to compete on the last series of Channel 4's winter sports show The Jump earlier this year. But after just a couple of weeks on the programme, Tina was forced to pull out following a string of injuries - breaking her arm in two places, injuring her shoulder and knee and her elbow coming out of its socket.

Tina Hobley and daughter Anastasia. Photo: Twitter
Tina Hobley and daughter Anastasia. Photo: Twitter

Months later, Tina is still struggling to get things back on track, and finds it difficult doing even the simplest things on a daily basis.

"For much of the year I haven’t been able to drive, dress, wash my hair or have a bath unaided," she told Britain's Hello magazine.

"My daughter has had to help me put my clothes on. And for months at a time I haven’t been able to take the kids to school, run errands, or do any of the things I love like yoga, cycling or walking any kind of distance.

"My injuries have had a huge impact on my life and on the family."

As well as taking a toll on her personal life, Tina's injuries have also had a major effect on her career. The actress is most well known for her role on medical drama Holby City, which she left in 2013, and was hoping to land a major new part in the near future.

However, Tina was forced to turn down a meeting for one of her "dream jobs" because of her injuries.

Tina Hobley attends the TRIC Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Tina Hobley attends the TRIC Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

“I went back to London after the accident thinking I would only be in plaster for seven weeks but it turns out my injuries were worse than first thought. I had three major traumas,” she said.

"I was gutted because a meeting for my dream job – in the drama series Broadchurch – came up just after the injury. I couldn’t make it because I was in plaster. I had been waiting two years for that meeting."

As she attempts to get her life back to a happy and healthy place, Tina admits that her time on The Jump has given her a new appreciation for just how amazing the human body is.

“I look at my body in a very different way now. My body is so precious and I wouldn’t put my body or my family through that trauma again," she added.

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