Going downhill fast... | Marcus Brigstocke joins celebrity winter sports show

Going downhill fast...

Marcus Brigstocke joins celebrity winter sports show

Marcus Brigstocke is to take part in a new Channel 4 reality show based around winter sports.

He will appear alongside The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs, Simon Cowell’s pal Sinitta and celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clark in the series The Jump.

They will compete in sports including the ski jump, bobsleigh and skeleton over 10 consecutive nights early next year. The two losers of each night's sport will have to face off in a live ski jump to stay in the show.

Brigstocke is an enthusiastic snowboarder, and helped found the Altitude comedy festival in the Alps so he could indulge his passion.

The show will be presented by Davina McCall and feature coaches including Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards.

The other celebrities taking part are Sir Steve Redgrave, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Darren Gough, Anthea Turner, Melinda Messenger and ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. party promoter Henry Conway and Sam Jones – who played Flash Gordon in the 1980 film.

The Jump follows ITV's surprise hit Splash!, featuring Tom Daley, and will air around the same time as the Sochi Winter Olympics dominates the BBC schedules.

Published: 11 Dec 2013

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