After the incident on Wednesday, the athlete was attended by emergency medical staff on the spot and later died, sources said. Wipeout participants must undergo medical examinations before participating, according to sources who added that participants were also tested for Covid-19 this season before filming.
A spokesman for TBS, which broadcasts “Wipeout”, told CNN in a statement: “We are devastated when we learned of his death and our deepest sympathy goes to the family.”
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Endemol Shine North America, which produces the series, added: “We express our sincere condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at the moment.”
Production at Wipeout was suspended on Thursday and Friday and will resume after a pre-planned break after Thanksgiving.