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The Jump will not be coming back in 2018

Friday 28th July 2017
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The Jump will not return in 2018, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The not-for-the-faint-hearted reality show, which sees celebrities try and master the art of skiing, has lead to 34 stars being injured during its four-year run.

But the broadcaster said the hiatus was down to the "huge amount of winter sport on screen" at that time, likely meaning the Winter Olympics, which takes place in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The series is fronted by Davina McCall and those taking part have been plagued by accidents and injuries since it launched in 2014.

Host Davina McCall
Host Davina McCall

A Channel 4 spokesperson told Who'll Win: “The Jump has been a hugely successful brand for Channel 4 over the last four years, however, with such a huge amount of winter sport on screen at the start of 2018 we have decided to rest the show for the year.”

On the show, each week the celebs compete to learn a new skill, including skeleton, bobsleigh, snowskates, ski cross - with the worst performing contestants made to battle it out on the giant slalom in a bid to stay in the competition.

Perhaps the worst injury for the series, which last hit our screens earlier this year, was Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle’s fall which left her with a broken back.

Series four’s launch earlier this year was watched by 2.8million vid, a 10.8% share. Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews went on to take the icy crown.

Other injuries included Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan who suffered a leg injury, actress Tina Hobley broke her arm in two places, and Rebecca Adlington dislocated her shoulder.

Lady Victoria Hervey also had a terror crash while doing the skeleton where she said she was so scared she thought she was going to die.

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