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The Jump Live Blog Episode 6

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The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 3

The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 3

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The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 2

The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 2

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The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 1

The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 1 

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The Jump 2015 Preview

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Here at Alpine Action we were big fans of Channel 4’s The Jump in 2014. So we were very excited to learn that is was returning in 2015. It still has yet to have a confirmed transmission date, but we do know it will be very soon as there has been teasers released and the participants, or celebrities if you prefer, have been in training for a month or two.

The Premise

If you didn’t watch it last year here is a quick summary of the show. A group of celebrities take part in a selection of snow sports, that range from slalom to bobsled over the period of a week. The show goes out daily, making it a very tough week for our live blogger, Jim. Each day the worst performing pair of Celebrities are offered up to a public vote and have to go of a ski jump on live TV for a chance to injure themselves, or stay in the show. Oh and it is hosted by Davina Mccall and has every big name winter sport competitor the UK has produced, from the new snow queen Jenny Jones to the old guard of Eddie the Eagle, with the obligatory Graham Bell appearance too. We did suggest that the show could be improved by moving to Meribel but clearly no one listens to us.

What can you expect

Based on last year and this year so far, you can expect lots of injured Celebrities. Last year the competition was won by Joe McElderry who was the Stand-in’s, Stand-in. This year so far the show has claimed the knee of Ola Jordan and the ribs of Sally Bercow. You can also expect the desire to want to take part in most of the shows apart from the ski jumping as well as a feeling of jealousy as everyone taking part look like they are have a great time.

Who is in it

Prepare to be underwhelmed, confused and disappointed at the star quality of the Celebrity participants. Which is understandable as based on the risk involved and the injury rate last year you need to be pretty certain that you have a clear schedule for the next few months. Here are the names, which I have divided up into two categories those that I have heard of and those that I haven’t. Have – Heather Mills, Jodie Kidd, Steve-O, Stacey Solomon, Phil Tufnell. Haven’t – Louise Thompson,Mike Tindall,Ashley Roberts, Jack Ass star Steve-O, socialite Lady Victoria Hervey, JB Gill, Jon-Allan Butterworth, Chloe Madeley, Louie Spence, Dom Parker, Louise Hazel and Joey Essex. Ok so when I say I haven’t heard of Louie Spence I mean pretending I haven’t for my own sanity. For now shall not pass on any further judgment of the contestants as I will save that for our Live Blog of the series.

When is it on

As we said we don’t really know but it will happen soon, maybe they are waiting for that next big dump of snow like the rest of us.


Alpine Action Winter Olympics Coverage – Day 5

Alpine Action Winter Olympics Coverage – Day 5

Today has been the first day I have been away from the TV and the Winter Olympics since it started seven days ago. It seems I missed a lot. Fortunately the wonderful BBC helped me keep in touch.

The first thing I missed out on was finding out how far down the order in the Women Downhill competition Chemmy would finish. I know this sounds negative, and it is, but we all knew she wasn’t going to win. She does deserve a huge amount of praise though. She wasn’t that far off the pace and had I been competing I would still be adjusting my boots by the time she had finished. In complete fairness, in the time the whole competition took place, I would probably be still having that pretend break, you know the one where you pretend you are just waiting for the slower people in your group and really your legs are ruined. Also Chemmy worked hard to funded her “journey” to the Olympics and battled setbacks that would make you or me think twice about booking our next ski holiday. She deserve to be there competing and she looked like she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

While we are talking about people enjoying themselves, I do wish Clair Balding would stop doing whatever the equivalent is of namedropping the watching of events. Let’s call it eventdropping. Every day she happens to eventdropp the event she has had the fortune to go watch live that day. It is making me very jealous.

Due to the lack of TV today I had to, like most people, watch the 7pm highlights. However I did keep up to date with events via the wireless, specifically 5live. Now I enjoy the Winter Olympics, I watch the X-Games on live streaming and will read endless articles about winter sport but I don’t keep up with developments in the world of Curling. That does not stop me enjoying it every four years. Today as I listened to the radio, I did wonder what people who had no idea what the sport entails were picturing as the sport was broadcast as it features lots of people with Scottish names hurling rocks. For the record my heart sank when Eve missed that last shot on the 10th end. Still the boys did well despite their odd sailor’s outfits.


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Alpine Action Winter Olympics Live Feed

The Alpine Action Winter Olympics Live Feed

The Jump – Live Blog – Final Episode – Season One

The Jump – Live Blog –  Final Episode – Season One

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Ski Sunday – Live Blog – Episode 4 – Season 36

Ski Sunday – Live Blog – Episode 4 – Season 36

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