The Jump

Channel 4
s1: 8 x 60' / s2: 8 x 60'
s1: 26th January 2014 / s2: 1st February 2015

The Jump sees celebrities get to grips with the nerve shattering physical and mental discipline needed to compete in the most demanding and dangerous winter sports events.

Coming live from a mountainside, well-known faces confront their fears and each other to compete in a series of extreme open air alpine challenges each night. Competing contestants are trained by expert coaches and Olympians in some of the most terrifying winter sports, including skiing, luge, skeleton, slalom and ski jumping. With training VTs, slow-mo replays, heart rate monitors and point-of-view cameras, Channel 4 viewers get the ultimate piste-side experience, witnessing all of the speed and emotion that the competitors will encounter.

Series 1 was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Liam Humphreys, and is co-produced by Twofour and GroupM Entertainment. The series was executive produced by Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie and Rachel Watson for Twofour, and Tony Moulsdale and Abigail Adams for GME.

For series 2, Melanie Leach, Andrew Mackenzie and Cat Lawson executive produced for Twofour, with series editor Caroline Davies. Abigail Adams executive produced for GME. The series was commissioned by Liam Humphreys, Head of Factual Entertainment, and Tom Beck, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor at Channel 4.

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