NEW Show: ‘The Jump’, All You Need To Know!

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    We have everything you need to know about Channel 4’s new show ‘The Jump’ including the line up and challenges.

    The Girls: 

    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

    The Boys:

    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

    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

    Giant slalom involves skiing between sets of gates which are widely spaced across the 1000m course.

    TECHNICAL SLALOM

    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

    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

    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

    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 JUMP

    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.

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