We have everything you need to know about Channel 4’s new show ‘The Jump’ including the line up and challenges.
Sinitta- Singer and famous ex of Simon Cowell
Amy Childs- Former TOWIE star
Kimberly Wyatt – Ex Pussycat Doll
Anetha Turner – TV Presenter
Melinda Messenger – TV Presenter
Laura Hamilton – A Place In The Sun host
Sir Steve Redgrave – Five time Olympic gold medalist
Darren Gough – Former England cricket legend
Marcus Brigstocke – Comedian
Nicky Clarke – Celebrity hairdresser
Henry Conway – Party promoter
Ritchie Neville- 5ive singer
Former X- Factor winner Joe McElderry and Journalist Donal McIntrye are also training with the other celebrities in case anyone has to withdraw from the contest. Olympic skier Graham Bell and Olympic Skeleton gold medalist Amy Williams are helping the celebs in training, and also mentoring is Olympian Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards.
Each night of the show’s run the two celebrities with the lowest scores with face the ski jump, the loser of this event will be eliminated from the competition. Davina McCall and Alex Brooker will present the show. Whilst talking about the show Davina said ” Skiing is tough enough to learn as it is, so what these guys are taking on is really impressive.” Alex added”“I’m absolutely delighted to be involved with The Jump. The closest I’ve come to a winter sport is sledging, and I wasn’t great at that!”
Here is a sneak peak at what the celebrities will face:
Skeleton requires an individual to ride a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down. The celebs can expect to experience a whopping 5g of pressure while reaching speeds of around 60mph.
Giant slalom involves skiing between sets of gates which are widely spaced across the 1000m course.
Technical slalom involves skiing between another set of gates which are placed more tightly together across the 400m course.
TWO PERSON BOBSLEIGH
Bobsleigh requires teams of two to make timed runs down narrow, twisting and icy tracks in a gravity-powered sled.
Ski Cross will see every competitor skiing down the course, which is built to include both naturally occurring terrain and artificial features such as jumps and banks in a timed trial.
Speed skating – which is a competitive form of ice skating – will see the celebs race against each other while travelling over a set distance on skates.
Speed skiing is basically skiing downhill in a straight line as quickly as possible. The contestants will reach speeds of around 60mph as they negotiate the course.
Ski jumping will see the celebs go down a take-off ramp so that they can jump off while attempting to land as far as possible down the hill.
The jump starts tonight at 8 pm on Channel 4.