The Jump



Davina McCall and Alex Brooker


Mentors: Graham Bell (skiing), Amy Williams (skeleton), Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (ski jump)


Twofour and Group M Entertainment for Channel 4, 26 January 2014 to present


Celebrities compete in a series of winter sports events, under the tutelage of Graham Bell, Amy Williams, and Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards over the course of ten live programmes across two weeks. Each night two celebrities will have to face a live ski jump in order to keep their place in the competition.

This programme has not yet aired. A full review will appear here after broadcast.


  • Steve Redgrave (ex-Olympic rower)
  • Sinitta (singer)
  • Amy Childs (ex-The Only Way is Essex person)
  • Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (socialite)*
  • Kimberly Wyatt (singer and Got to Dance judge)
  • Anthea Turner (TV presenter)
  • Darren Gough (former cricketer)
  • Marcus Brigstocke (comedian)
  • Nicky Clarke (hairdresser)
  • Sam J. Jones (actor)**
  • Henry Conway (party promoter)***
  • Melinda Messenger (TV presenter)****
  • Laura Hamilton (TV presenter)
  • Ritchie Neville (singer with '5ive')
  • Joe McElderry (former X Factor winner)
  • Donal MacIntyre (investigative reporter)

* - Tara Palmer-Tomkinson decided to pull out of the programme shortly before it was due to air. She was replaced by TV presenter Laura Hamilton.
** - Sam J. Jones also left the series before it aired after picking up a shoulder injury. He was replaced by 5ive singer Ritchie Neville.
*** - Henry Conway competed in the first men's event, the giant slalom. However after suffering a broken bone in his hand after crashing during practice for the skeleton, he was forced to withdraw from the competition, He was replaced by Joe McElderry, who won a jump-off against Donal MacIntyre to win the right to join the competition. **** - Melinda Messenger withdrew from the competition after suffering a concussion during an accident while training for the bobsleigh event. This left her unable to train sufficiently to safely compete. Her place was taken by final stand-by contestant Donal MacIntyre.


The programme's working title was 'The Alpine Games'.

Filmed on location in Innsbruck, Austria, host city of the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games.

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry

See also

The Games
Famous and Fearless


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