Former model turned businesswoman Caprice Bourret has revealed she has undergone brain surgery for a tumour. The 42-year-old mother of two was due to take part in Channel 4’s The Jump earlier this year but pulled out at the last minute due to a mystery illness which host Davina McCall briefly explained at the beginning of the episode on Sunday February 26.

Now Caprice has revealed the tumour, which was the size of a thumb, was discovered during her time on the show. “I found out while I was competing in the show and boy, was it more horrific than any of the challenges,” she has revealed. “The Jump saved my life,” she added.

After suffering crippling headaches, the show’s production insisted Caprice see a doctor and X-rays and scans revealed that she was battling with a tumour. “My first thought was for my two little boys. I’m their rock and keep my family together. It was the scariest moment I’d ever experienced,” she added.