The Jump 2017: Four celebrities sign-up for most dangerous reality series on TV

The first names for the next series of The Jump have been revealed – with Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews leading the pack of (very brave) celebrities set to take to the slopes in 2017.

Donning spandex and ski boots, Spencer will be given a second chance to win over the public, following his short-lived appearance on I’m A Celebrity last year after a steroid addiction revelation forced his early exit.

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Elsewhere, former model Caprice Bourret and retired international rugby players Jason Robinson and Gareth Thomas have also signed up for Channel 4’s winter sports competition, expected to commence in Austria next year.

Further names will be added to the list in due course, with presenter Davina McCall recently praising the celebrity contestants as the “bravest people on television” while also teasing an “unbelievable” line-up.

Davina told The Sun: “Is it a crazy, crazy show to be part of and our contestants are just the coolest, bravest people on television. Not because we put them at any risk, but you know, it’s just being in the snow.

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“Normally you’re in the snow for a week and you have a certain amount of risk, but if you’re in the snow for eight to ten weeks and you’re on the slopes every day doing these crazy events… these people are amazing.

“We’ve got an amazing line-up – an unbelievable line-up. And no, I can’t tell you, but we have quite a few people set. They’re crazy amazing people – I’m so excited.”

With a notoriously high injury rate, seven celebrities were forced to withdraw from the contest last year – including Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, who was hospitalised after suffering a serious spinal injury.

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Following a “thorough review of safety standards,” the next series will return early next year, as filming begins in Austria, over a period of six weeks, with Davina (aka the Queen of entertainment television) at the helm.

The Jump: Series 4 will air on Channel 4 in 2017.

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