A TWIN won £10,000 after copying his brother and appearing on Total Wipeout.
Jeremy Kemp decided to take his sibling rivalry with twin Jonathan to the limit when he flew 7,000 miles to appear in the BBC¿show, which is screened from ‘the world’s toughest obstable course’ in Argentina.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy’s triumphant finish was aired on Saturday night when he was crowned winner of the latest gruelling round in Buenos Aires.
But just a day after his return, his dreams were shattered when he broke his leg playing football and was unable to appear in the ultimate final.
Jeremy said: "After seeing Jonathan compete on the show last year I wanted to do it to see if I could beat him. I won, which put me in the the final of finals.
"I came back from Argentina on the Monday and played football the next day. I wasn’t even in a tackle and my leg just snapped while I was running – I had broken my metatarsal bone. I was on crutches for four weeks – I was absolutely gutted."
Despite pleading with his doctor, Jeremy, of Hawthorne Gardens in Clayton-le-Moors, was unable to return for the game show final, which sees contestants battle it out on extreme tasks such as the ‘Killer Surf’, ‘Barrel run’, ‘The Spinner’ and ‘Waterfall Trapeze’.
But the operations director for Padiham Glass, who spent the cash on a new kitchen forwife Michelle, 35, and children Jayden 11, James, two, Jordan, 16, and Mia, 13, said he still has one up on his brother, who came 16th out of 20 and will appear on the show in April.
Jeremy said: "I was really chuffed with how I did – and from Jonathan’s perspective, I nailed it."
Jonathan, a hairdresser from Mayfield Gardens, in Oswaldtwistle has appeared in a number of game shows and is keen for the next challenge.
He said: "I’m a bit of an exhibitionist I suppose and we try and out do each other."