Channel 4 announced that epic celebrity winter sports show The Jump is to return early in 2017 for a fourth series. Produced by Twofour and GroupM Entertainment for Channel 4 Factual Entertainment the most talked about show of the year underwent a thorough review of safety standards following the last series.
Series three averaged 2.3m million viewers across the six week run. Over six weeks and with Davina McCall again at the helm, this fourth series will follow famous faces who take to the slopes to compete in gruelling extreme winter sports. Commissioned by Head of Entertainment Liam Humphreys and Commissioning Editor, Live & Events Tom Beck the show is co-produced by Twofour and GroupM Entertainment. Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie and Cat Lawson return as Executive Producers for Twofour and Abigail Adams for GroupM Entertainment.
Earlier in 2016, England rugby legend and world cup winner Ben Cohen was crowned 2016's champion in the nail biting finale, jumping a whopping 18.25 meters in the ski jump.
Despite all the injuries to the previous bunch of celebs - which ranged from broken ankles and dislocated elbows to a broken back - a whole host of new celebrity contestants have signed up to The Jump 2017 cast. Series Four of The Jump will film in Austria.
The confirmed celebrities for the 4th season include Spencer Matthews, a star is no stranger to talent shows having spent some years on MIC, a few days in the jungle and even been The Bachelor on Channel 5. He's not going to be the first Chelsea star to take on the slopes of The Jump, following in the footsteps of Louise Thompson and Mark-Francis Vandelli. Also on that list is Gareth Thomas. He has talent show pedigree having previously been on ITV's Dancing on Ice as well as appearing in Celebrity Big Brother.
Jake Quickenden, another confirmed contestant, just loves reality TV contests, first grabbing the public's attention by competing in The X Factor 2012. When it comes to ski-jumping, the 28-year-old should have a decent chance at victory: he's a fitness devotee with a six-pack and a fondness for protein shakes. After appearing on The X Factor in 2008 (before he was famous) and winning Strictly Come Dancing after the London Olympics in 2012, Louis Smith is no stranger to the realm of reality TV. The four-time Olympic medalist has reportedly signed up to the latest series of The Jump. No doubt he'll be hoping to find favour with the public again after he was handed a two month suspension by British Gymnastics over a video in which he appeared to mock Muslim prayer practices in November.
The famous model Caprice Bourret has graced the cover of hundreds of magazines during her career, but now the TV presenter, actor and even singer (yes, really) has reportedly signed up to the fourth series of The Jump. The former Big Brother champion Josie Gibson has apparently already started training on the slopes and getting her fitness levels up to scratch to avoid embarrassing herself in the competition. Talking on Twitter about the show, Gibson said: "I've never skied before but I love a challenge!! Please don't tell me to break a leg ha!"