When does The Jump 2017 start?
A new batch of daredevil celebrities will take to the Austrian slopes on Sunday February 5 at 7.30pm on Channel 4.
The series will last for six weeks and will once again be hosted by Davina McCall, with Graham Bell and Barry Davies in the commentary box.
The Jump 2016 line-up
Despite last year’s injury-plagued series, Channel 4 bosses have managed to sign up 14 famous faces for this year’s run.
Olympic cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins will compete with fellow Team GB stars Louis Smith, Jade Jones and Kadeena Cox.
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The Jump 2017 contestants
The Jump 2017: Bradley Wiggins
The Jump 2017: Louis Smith
The Jump 2017: Kadeena Cox
Also from the world of sports are rugby players Gareth Thomas and Jason Robinson, and footballer Robbie Fowler.
I think the top three are probably Gareth, Louis and Spencer Matthews
Sir Bradley Wiggins
Sir Bradley, Britain’s most decorated Olympian, has said that he decided to join the line-up because of the calibre of sportsmen and women competing.
“When I saw who else was coming on it, I could see there are some high class sports people who have achieved so much, so that was definitely a factor,” he said, but admitted that “it’s not just the sports people you have to look out for”.
“I don’t think I am the favourite to win it by any means,” he admitted. “I think the top three are probably Gareth, Louis and Spencer Matthews.”
The Jump 2017: Jade Jones
The Jump 2017: Gareth Thomas
The Jump 2017: Robbie Fowler
The Jump 2017: Jason Robinson
Made in Chelsea star Spencer joins alongside fellow reality stalwarts Lydia Bright and Josie Gibson.
Spencer was kicked off I’m A Celebrity in 2015 after he suffered withdrawal symptoms from steroid use, but has insisted that he is now clean.
He said: “I haven’t touched those pills in over a year and when I did, I did it for such a brief time that I was upset about the impact of what happened. I’ve never used any serious sports enhancing stuff.”
Comedian Mark Dolan will also compete with models Vogue Williams and Caprice Bourret.
The Jump 2017: Spencer Matthews
The Jump 2017: Josie Gibson
The Jump 2017: Lydia Bright
Caprice has said that she is not worried about getting injured.
“I’ve been skiing all my life, she explained. “If I thought I was going to hurt myself then I wouldn’t do the show. I feel confident that everything’s going to be OK.
“At the end of the day, last year I sprained my ankle playing tennis and couldn’t walk for two weeks, you can walk outside your door and something ridiculous happens.
“I took a calculated decision and I feel pretty confident, I’m excited about it.”
The Jump 2017: Caprice Bourret
The Jump 2017: Vogue Williams
The Jump 2017: Mark Dolan
The Jump 2017: Emma Parker-Bowles
Completing the line-up is the Duchess of Cornwall’s niece, journalist Emma Parker Bowles.
When asked whether Camilla and Prince Charles will be tuning in, Emma replied: “I haven’t spoken to her about it, she’s too busy.
“Maybe they’ll tune in when I get to the final. Maybe that’s wishful thinking that I’ll get to the final, but you never know!”