A senior producer from The Amazing Race Australia reportedly broke her back on set after trialling a challenge for the hit show.
TV Blackbox reports the senior producer had been testing a challenge, which involved jumping into water, when she broke her vertebrae.
Sources told the publication that there was a safety briefing before the challenge took place, which reportedly lasted “42 seconds”.
Eureka Productions, which produces the reality TV series, said in a statement that it complies with all applicable workplace health and safety laws.
“The safety and wellbeing of all contestants and crew in any and all of Eureka’s production environment is paramount,” a spokesperson for the company told TV Blackbox.
Production on the series officially wrapped up last weekend, with Network 10’s Beverley McGarvey describing the footage captured as “extraordinary.”
“It really showcases our beautiful country and the teams competing this year are competitive, creative, and very diverse,” she said in a note to staff, as per TVTonight.
The Amazing Race Australia follows 11 teams of two as they race across countries, competing in challenges to progress to the next destination.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, filming this year took place exclusively in Australia.
“I was over the moon when I found out The Amazing Race Australia would be filmed in our own backyard,” host Beau Ryan said.
“We have the most stunning beaches, coastlines, and natural landscapes on the planet.
“I can’t wait to show off the most beautiful country in the world, as well as the 20,000 different types of Aussie animals that can kill you! Wish the teams luck, they’ll need it!”
The Amazing Race Australia 2021 will premiere on Channel 10.
The network also renewed a number of other shows for the 2021 season, including The Masked Singer Australia, MasterChef Australia, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, Australian Survivor, Gogglebox, The Bachelor, and The Bachelorette.