Ben Cohen Wins The Jump
Last night’s grand finale of controversial Channel 4 show ‘The Jump’ saw rugby star Ben Cohen take the cowbell trophy, with an impressive final jump of 18.25m.
Ben beat Dean Cain’s 17.7m jump and Tom Parker’s 16.55m, with Tamara Beckwith being the first finalist eliminated after she competed against Dean and EastEnders’ Sid Owen.
Sid actually broke the record for the longest jump in the show’s three-year history during the Snow Cross event, landing himself a huge distance of 18.85m, but he unfortunately came last in the ski cross and didn’t make it through to the final jump.
Speaking to host Davina McCall after he was eliminated, Sid shared: “It’s been so great and I’ve had the best time ever and what can I say, I’ve give it my all.
"My favourite bit was – I can’t pinpoint it to one thing. It was just the whole thing, especially the jumping.”
Last year’s winner Joey Essex was supposed to be in Austria last night to hand over the winner’s trophy to new reigning champ Ben, but he unfortunately had to miss the grand presentation as he is in hospital after having his wisdom teeth removed.
It was reported yesterday that this will be the last series of The Jump after the series came under serious fire due to a huge amount of its celebrity contestants having to pull out due to severe injuries - including Beth Tweddle who needed an emergency operation after breaking a part of her back.
According to a source, show bosses are panicking over the drop in their ratings as well as the negative press that it has received - leaving it highly unlikely to return next year.