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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

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The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 1

The Jump 2015 Live Blog Episode 1 

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How to watch The Jump and Ski Sunday

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For many of us Ski Sunday and The Jump will be our window to the Alps, when we are not on our annual ski holiday. So lets make the most of them and watch like we really can’t wait for our next fix of snow.

Turn the Volume up!
The theme tune to Ski Sunday is arguably the best bit so turn the start of it up and imagine your racing through a tree run that is knee deep with fresh powder.

Get Dresses Up
Your ski outfit is like a wedding dress and only gets worn once a year (or is that just my wife?). Get the most out of your salopettes, goggles, etc and put them on when watching Ski Sunday or The Jump.

Make Your Sofa Into a Chairlift
Find a scaffolding pole and rest it across the arms of your settee and lock the whole family in for the show. Make sure the bar isn’t lifted until the end credits. For added realism watch the program on iPlayer and when it buffers pretend the lift has stopped.

Invite a foreign national of your choice.
Preferably invite an Austrian or French person and ask them to adhere to out of date cultural stereotypes and make small talk in your appalling accent and pigeon secondary school foreign language.

Get Drunk
Stock your fridge with Jagermeister, Red Bull, Toffee vodka and Larger and get drunk like you’re at an apres ski bar. This means drinking your normal Friday night out in two hours, for added realism be late for dinner.

Big Yourself Up
Both these programs provide you with the perfect opportunity to criticise other people’s technique while bigging up you own prouesse on skis or a snowboard. Why not go the whole hog and strap in at the top of your stairs then sideslip the whole case.

Post it on Facebook.
Make sure you take lots of photos and post them to your social media accounts to make your friends jealous of the excellent time you are having. Then make sure you pay your mobile phone provide double the amount next month to simulate data roaming charges.

If this too much for you then why not book an actual ski holiday.


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.

 


Who we would like to see on the next season of The Jump

Who we would like to see on the next season of The Jump

Channel 4’s The Jump is set to return to our screens this winter. The Jump is a TV competition where celebrities spend a week in the mountains injuring themselves while attempting various winter based activities, just like the Winter Olympics. The winner is the person who manages to complete the week without hurting themselves, not quite like the Winter Olympics. As the name suggest there is a ski jump, this forms the premise of the live show, where the two famous people that either didn’t injure themselves or performed worst in the days activity, have to go down the jump to stay in the competition. There is probably a judge and a public vote but if I am honest I can’t remember.

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Last year it was won by a celebrity that is a celebrity because he won a make me a celebrity competition in the past. Other famous faces were Marcus Brigstocke, Sinitta, an Orange Woman from Chelsea and Sir Steve Redgrave. The show was hosted by Davina and Alex Brooker with support from Graham Bell and Amy Williams.

Wikipedia FACT :- The show’s working title was The Alpine Games.It was initially taken to ITV in 2012, but was declined after it was deemed “too dangerous” by chiefs.

We loved the show so much last year that we live blogged most of the episodes.

We can’t wait for it to return and here is who we would like to see compete this winter season.

Timmy Mallet

Mr Mallet is a ski fan. I known this as he regularly stays with a friends rival ski chalet company. He also likes to paint ski scenes, which you can see on his brilliantly title website MalletsPallet.

Prince Charles

We all know HRH loves to ski, we also know that he hasn’t changed his ski outfit since the 80’s, meaning he will fit right in.

Eve Muirhead

She was on our TV twenty four seven during Sochi 2014, as she skippered the GB Curling team to a bronze medal. We don’t know if she has ever skied before but her experience on the Ice means she could secure The Jump gold.

Boris Johnson

It would just be great to see him hurt himself.

Me

I, Jim Duncombe, who is not famous, would love a go at all the sports in show, pick me Channel 4, pick me!

Clare Balding

I once saw Clare in a bar in Meribel, so she must like skiing. Book her Channel 4 just for that reason.

 

P.S

We would also like to see the show moved to Meribel, they could even stay in one of our chalets.

Article by Jim Duncombe

 


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