Lady Victoria has been eliminated from The Jump 2015 after having the slowest bobsleigh time.
Tonight the remaining nine competitors took on one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports, the Two Man Bobsleigh. Teamed with a professional pilot to steer the vehicle, the celebrity competitors needed to get a good sprint start and remember to brake once they’d crossed the finish line. How hard could it be…?
First up it was revealed which celebrity had the overall slowest Bobsleigh time and would definitely face The Jump. With a time of 57.57seconds it was Lady Victoria Hervey whose fate was sealed as the first to jump and she headed straight to the top of the Ski Jump. She chose the middle (K24) jump and landed an impressive 13.5m. She’d have to wait until the end of the show though to find out if it was enough to keep her in the competition.
The remaining eight competitors were put into a draw, to be selected by Mayor of Innsbruck Stefan Moisi, to decide which pairs would face each other to decide who would jump to stay in the competition.
Plucked first from the mayor’s ball bag was Joey Essex who would have to go head to head with second out of the bag, Louise T. Joey managed to get down the track in 55.95secs, but would it be enough to avoid The Jump. Louise made it down safely with a time of 56.84secs meaning she would have to get her skis on to face The Jump. Louise managed a jump of 15.5m beating Lady Victoria and securing her place in the next round of the competition.
Paired next were Louise H and Jon-Allan. Louise H went first notching up a time of 55.89secs . Jon-Allan followed with a time of 56.85secs meaning Jon-Allan had to head to the top of The Jump.
At the top of the middle (K24) jump Jon-Allan tied with Lady Victoria reaching a distance of 13.5m. As Jon-Allan beat Lady Victoria in the Bobsleigh race he went through to the next round.
The next pair drawn were Steve-O and Chloe. Steve-O flew down the track recording a time of 55.88secs. Next to take to the Bobsleigh was Chloe who sped down in 56.03secs. This left Chloe to take on The Jump.
That left Mike and JB to fight it out to stay in the competition. Mike was up first and with the perfect physique for the discipline the pressure was on. Mike clocked up a time of 55.28secs. Having just had a massive fall from the middle jump in training earlier in the evening would Mike tensely waited to see how JB faired in the last Bobsleigh race of the night. JB made it down the run in 55.13secs – the fastest run of the night – leaving Mike to face the long trip up to the top of The Jump.
The final two jumping competitors chose the middle (K24) jump and first up was Chloe who landed a jump of 14.5m Up next was Mike reaching a solid 17m. As both beat the distance of Lady Victoria’s 13.5m she was eliminated from the competition.
The Jump will be back tomorrow night at 8pm on Channel 4 LIVE from Jump Mountain in Kuhtai as the remaining eight take on the event that saw Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke crash out of the competition in style last year, Ski Cross, before the slowest competitors face The Air Drop.