Saturday, 28 January, 2023

The Jump 2015: JLS star, JB Gill eliminated in the semi-finals!

Tonight on The Jump the remaining competitors attempted to conquer yet another winter sport discipline in the live semi-final. JB Gill has been eliminated.

The Jump 2015

Having won a golden ticket to the final on Friday night Mike Tindall looked on from the side lines to see which of his competitors would join him in tomorrow night’s live final.

Having just got to grips with skis the competitors faced another challenge – snowboarding.  Coached by Sochi Winter Olympic medallist, Britain’s own Jenny Jones, the remaining semi-finalists were paired according to their training times and went head-to-head in a fierce snowboarding slalom race. On a course with big banked corners and short, sharp turns the snowboard race was a true test for the competitors.

In a battle of the constructed reality stars, it was TOWIE versus Made In Chelsea with Joey versus Louise T with neither competitor confident in their ability.  Falling three times Louise T manoeuvred hesitantly down the mountain leaving Joey the clear victor and a pass to the final. Louise would face the jump to fight for her place in the final.

With a personal best of 16.0m on the K24 jump, the heavy falling snow would test Louise’s ability to spot her landing – could she make it safely down The Jump? Davina revealed Louise T had jumped just 14.5 meters.

Next down the course was Jon-Allan versus JB Gill.  This was the third time Jon-Allan and JB have been paired in the competition but JB had a lot to prove asJon-Allan has beaten him each time so far. Both were determined to win but the pair had contrasting attitudes to the sport. Novice JB was not a fan but Jon-Allan admitted he could snowboard all day. Half way down the course the pair clashed and fell, accusing each other of taking the other down.  Jon-Allan got up faster and went on to win the race leaving JB to jump for a place in the final.

In heavy snow and barely visible form the top of the K24 jump JB jumped with good technique landing with a distance of 14.5m, a tie with Louise T. If the next jumper beat that distance both JB and Louise would have to jump again.

In the final race of the night it was Chloe V Louise H. Falling a few times on her way down Chloe finally made it but trailed behind clear winner Louise H. Facing The Jump Chloe tackled the K24 reaching a distance of 15m sending her through to tomorrow’s final.

Jumping for a place in the final it was JB V Louise T. Louise T went first securing a PB off the K24 reaching a distance of 17m. JB knew he had a lot to do to reach the final. After falling several times in training JB nervously jumped a distance of 13.5m sending Louise T to the final and meaning JB was out of The Jump.

The finalists of The Jump are: Mike Tindall, Jon-Allan Butterworth, Joey Essex, Louise Hazel, Louise Thompson and Chloe Madeley. With all of the finalists cleared for the biggest jump, the K40 will any of them brave it?  Showing them how it should be done Heather Mills secured a world record in tonight’s show being the first ever lower-leg amputee to tackle the K40 ski jump.

The Jump will be back with the live final tomorrow night at 8pm on Channel 4 with six competitors taking on Ski Cross, Air Jump and of course, The Jump.

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