Friday 9 December 2016

Brian McFadden confirmed for The Jump as 12 celebrity contestants announced

Published 16/01/2016 | 13:15

Brian McFadden, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Brian McFadden, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Rebecca Adlington, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
James Argent, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Tamara Beckwith, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Dean Cain, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Linford Christie, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Sarah Harding, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Tina Hobley, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Louisa Lytton, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Sid Owen, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Beth Tweddle, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.
Mark Francis, one of the contestants in this year's Channel 4 reality sport show, The Jump.

Brian McFadden will be joined by soap stars, reality stars, a Superman actor and three former Olympic medallists to hit the ski slopes as part of the line-up for Channel 4's The Jump.

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The 12-strong celebrity line-up features six female contestants including swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE, Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, gymnast Beth Tweddle and socialite Tamara Beckwith.

The final two female contestants are Holby City's Tina Hobley and EastEnders and The Bill actress Louisa Lytton.

The male contestants are Olympic runner Linford Christie OBE, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, Made In Chelsea's Mark-Francis Vandelli, and reality TV star James 'Arg' Argent, best known for appearing on The Only Way Is Essex (Towie).

Rounding off the male line-up is EastEnders' Sid Owen and American actor Dean Cain, who played Superman in The New Adventures Of Superman.

The show, which is filmed in the Austrian Alps, sees the celebrities tackling various ski-related activities, with each episode's worst performing contestants having to do a ski jump.

The winner is awarded the Cowbell Trophy, which is currently held by Towie star Joey Essex, who won last year's series.

TV presenter Davina McCall will be back hosting the show, which has moved to a new weekly format, instead of being shown daily as the previous series had been. The celebrities will also have to tackle an all-new bespoke ski jump.

The coaches training them include skeleton racing champion Lizzy Yarnold and Olympic skier Graham Bell.

No air date has been given but the show is expected to begin at the end of January.

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