The Jump lineup confirmed as 12 famous faces prepare to hit the slopes
Twelve celebrities are getting their ski gear ready to head to Jump Mountain high in the Austrian Alps to compete live in the third series of Channel 4’s thrilling winter sports series, The Jump.
The fearless females taking on The Jump will be Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE, Girls Aloud star and actress Sarah Harding, Olympic bronze medal winning gymnast Beth Tweddle, Holby City actress Tina Hobley, Eastenders actress Louisa Lytton and original ‘It Girl’ and ‘Girl About Town’ Tamara Beckwith.
The courageous men ready to fly down the mountains are Olympic gold medal winning 100m runner and sporting legend Linford Christie OBE, Irish pop star and TV presenter Brian McFadden, Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli, Eastenders’ actor Sid Owen, TOWIE star James ‘Arg’ Argent, and Superman heartthrob and actor Dean Cain.
The adrenaline-charged series will be upping-the-ante with the competitors taking on awe-inspiring winter sports events almost entirely live from Jump Mountain. The Jump will be taking over part of the Austrian Alps, with each episode featuring bigger, better and more challenging purpose built courses on which the competitors will go head-to-head live to keep their place in the competition. This year the series will be weekly on Channel 4, rather than in its usual nightly stripped format.
And if they should find themselves at the bottom of the leader board…? Well, this year they have to speed down an all new bespoke Ski Jump which would make even Eddie the Eagle quake in his ski boots.
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Joined by the competitors family and friends, Davina McCall will be back to host from her all new Alpine Ski Lodge. In each action packed episode she’ll be revealing what’s been happening behind the scenes in training as well as dishing up gossip from back at the competitors luxury Austrian Mountain Schloss where , for the first time, they’ll be living together throughout the series.
Each of the brave men and women has their eyes on the prize – the much coveted Cowbell Trophy – which is currently in the hands of last year’s triumphant winner, Joey Essex.
The daring competitors will be put through their paces by a team of top coaches including Winter Olympic skier Graham Bell and current Winter Olympic, World and European Skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold. Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards will also be back to offer some sound advice on perfecting their ski jumping skills.
Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie, Cat Lawson and Caroline Davies are executive producing for Twofour. Abigail Adams is executive producing for GroupM Entertainment. The series was commissioned by Liam Humphreys, Head of Factual Entertainment, and Tom Beck Live and Events commissioning editor at Channel 4.