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Gladiators in chaos as contestant is rushed to medics and forced to QUIT semi&final after painful injury on BBC One show

BBC One’s GLADIATORS was thrown into chaos after a contestant was forced off the semi-final after a horror injury.

Software engineer Chung Leung was back to take on the Gladiators, alongside opponent admin officer Wesley Male from Leeds.

A Gladiators contestant was forced off the show after a horror injury

Chung tried to score but was stopped by Apollo’s tackle.

But the London-based lad was rushed to medics after sustaining a painful injury to his leg.

Chung put on a solid performance as he took on the Gladiators for the competed in Duel, The Wall and The Edge.

But things took a turn for the worse during the Powerball game.

Chung tried to score but was stopped by Apollo’s tackle.

The contender fell to the floor in agony and the game was forced to be stopped.

As Chung rolled around in pain, the arena watched on as he held his leg and grimaced.

He was then rushed off to get paramedic support.

Chung was then filmed backstage as he got help for his injury – with an ice pack on his knee.

Unfortunately, Chung was forced to withdraw from the competition and was replaced by a stand in.

Host Bradley Walsh updated fans and said: “Earlier we had to suspend the men’s Powerball game when Chung sadly was injured.

“After consultations with the medical team, the decision has been made that he can no longer continue in the competition.

“He’s doing okay and is recieving the best medical care.

“And we’ll get you an update on his condition before the end of the show.”

Co-host Barney revealed: “That means we need to bring in a substitute contender and he’s someone you may have seen before.

“Please give a warm welcome to Matt.”

Civil engineer Matt, from Cardiff, filled in for Chung as he got an unexpected change to return to the show.

Chung then made a comeback at the end of the show as he supported himself on some crutches.

Westley went onto win tonight’s semi-final, as he lands a place in next week’s final.

Despite Chung’s exit, he did himself proud after he powered through The Eliminator for the second-fastest time of heats last week.

Into the quarters, where Chung raced across The Edge, before recording the fattest Eliminator of any quarterfinalist.

Chung was left in agony and received medical assistance from paramedics

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