Tonight on The Jump, Live from Jump Mountain in Kuhtai, the remaining eight competitors 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 faced The Air Drop.
First up, Davina made a surprise announcement that the competitor with the overall fastest time in tonight’s Ski Cross races would be given a Golden Ticket straight to Monday night’s Live Final. So the pressure was on to speed down the track and into the final.
Ski Cross is one of the most spectacular events on the Winter Sports programme and at this stage in the competition no one wanted to put a ski wrong.
Race One saw Mike Tindall, Louise Thompson, Steve-O and JB Gill battle it out in a no holds barred race. The two fastest down the course would be safe with the slowest two facing the Live Air Jump and elimination. Mike was out front from the start, no one stood a chance of catching him as he took first place. A crash ensued behind as Louise T and Steve-O crashed leaving the Made in Chelsea star winded and having to walk to the bottom of the course. JB came in second meaning it wasn’t over for Louise T and Steve-O as they would have to race again to try and stay in the competition.
Race Two pitted Louise Hazel, Jon-Allan Butterworth, Chloe Madeley and Joey Essex against each other. With two Olympians in the race Chloe and Joey would need to give it all they could and it was clear no one would go down without a fight. Joey took the lead but Louise H was hot on his heels. It was a photo finish for first place with Joey just taking it from the Olympian. Jon-Allan and Chloe both had a good run but neither could catch the front runners and so faced the course again.
As Steve-O, Louise T, Jon-Allan and Chloe prepared to race again it was revealed that with a speedy time of 26.3secs, Mike was the lucky winner of the Golden Ticket to the final on Monday night.
Back at the top of the course Steve-O, Louise T, Jon-Allan and Chloe prepared to do battle once again. Only the fastest would be safe from The Air Jump, meaning three would be in danger of leaving the competition. After her fall in the first race Louise T showed no signed of wavering and sped down the course completely thrashing the competition. She completed the race in 24.30secs, a faster time than any of the other competitors.
The three slowest Ski Cross racers, Chloe, Steve-O and Jon-Allan, all prepared to take on The Air Jump, knowing the lowest jumper would be going home. Chloe went first and jumped 6.66m, followed by Steve-O who reached 6.57m leaving Chloe safe and through to Sunday night’s Semi-Final. Finally it was the turn of Jon-Allan who popped up and reached 6.60m knocking daredevil Steve-O out of the competition.
The Jump will be back on Sunday night at 7pm for the LIVE semi-final on Channel 4 with six competitors taking on Snowboarding coached by Sochi Winter Olympic medallist Jenny Jones.