The Jump

Channel 4
s1: 8 x 60' s 2: 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 each night in a series of extreme open air alpine challenges.  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 is 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 are executive producing for Twofour with series editor Caroline Davies. Abigail Adams is executive producing for GroupM Entertainment. 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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