TV presenter Rav Wilding is suing the production company TwoFour claiming an injury he received on TV show Splash! ‘completely changed my life.’
The Tom Daley fronted show saw celebrities compete to impress judges with different dives.
During training for the show the 38 YEAR OLD snapped his hamstring tendons on his left leg during a somersault dive on his third training session in 2013.
The injury left him needing surgery and meant he never made it to the televised portion of the show.
The injury has left him unable to walk and in constant pain, and Rav claims he wasn’t given proper tuition to complete the dive.
The ex-soldier and policeman has said that the injury has since led him to have to cancel his wedding and put his home up for sale to pay his medical bills.
His legal reps at Irwin Mitchell have also said he now has one leg shorter than the other, cannot stand without pain, and will never run or play rugby again.
Rav said of his injury: ‘It breaks my heart that Jill (Morgan) and I had to cancel our wedding.
He also reportedly suffered a pulmonary embolism on New Year’s Day 2014, just days after being released from hospital on Christmas Eve.
Rav also goes on to say that he can’t find work because of the injury: ‘I have been in a few things here and there, but the active physical work is no longer possible.
‘I used to play rugby every week, go running, and, having been in the Army and a police officer in the past, my fitness was pretty high.
‘I used to get active jobs based on my fitness, but now I can’t do those things, the opportunities aren’t really there any more, so it’s changed the entire course of my career.’
He also admitted that he is ‘in pain every day’.
His legal rep Lauren Hurney, a serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: ‘Sadly Rav appears to have been let down during his training for Splash!.
‘He has been left with a life-changing injury which has already had a profound effect on his career, relationship and finances.
We have written to Twofour and are currently awaiting a response.’
Splash! was axed from ITV last year after failing ratings, and struggling to get celebrities to sign up.