The former Liverpool footballer is one of the many contestants taking part in this year's Channel 4 show which sees celebrities take on various winter sports such as the skeleton and bobsleigh.
And, the 41-year-old has revealed that he had never put skis on until last month due to his upbringing in Toxeth.
Speaking to this week's Radio Times, he said: “I’m probably one of the worst, but I’m looking at it with a positive attitude. There’s only one way I can go, so I have something to aim for.
“Until five weeks ago I had never put skis on. With my background, I wasn’t really going to.
Robbie Fowler is most worried about wearing a lycra bodysuit each week
Robbie Fowler admitted he isn't in the same shape as his footballer days
I’m probably one of the worst, but I’m looking at it with a positive attitude
"No one skied in Toxteth when I was a kid. If they did they were a bit posher than me."
He also explained he was never allowed to hit the slopes because of his contract at a football club.
But, even though the show has been slammed as one of the most dangerous reality programmes with many celebrities suffering horrific injuries, Robbie admitted that isn’t his biggest worry.
The Liverpudlian is more anxious about wearing lycra. He continued: “Standing on top of a hill you’ve got to ski down and then jump off didn’t bother me. But putting the tight suit on? That worried me. I’m not in as good shape as I once was.”
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This year's Jump contestants are already to go
The Jump 2017: Meet the contestants
Mon, January 30, 2017
The Jump kicks off with a brand new series next Sunday and now the first official images show how well this year's contestants are pulling off their bright lycra suits.
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The Jump 2017 contestants
Full interview can be found in this week's Radio Times [RADIO TIMES]
Robbie is joining a host of big sporting names on the show including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Olympiac gymnast Louise Smith, Paralympian Kadeena Cox, ex-Wales rugby player Gareth Thomas and rugby union’s Jason Robinson.
He confessed he has gone out drinking with his rival contestants and on his first day skiing, he was sick.
“I spewed my guts up everywhere. I think it was the altitude – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it…”
Big Brother winner Josie Gibson, The Only Way is Essex star Lydia Bright, Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews and Irish model Vogue Williams are also lined up to compete.
The full interview with Robbie Fowler can be found in this week's issue of Radio Times.
The Jump starts this Sunday on Channel 4.