The Jump to take on Celeb BB with contestant house

Channel 4 competes with C5 by making stars live together on camera
2 comments - Posted on December 4 2015 at 10:40pm

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Channel 4 is set to compete with its old show Celebrity Big Brother in January – by making the latest batch of contestants on The Jump live together during the contest.

Launched in 2014, The Jump – one of the broadcaster’s biggest hits in its post-Big Brother era – involves several famous names going head-to-head in a variety of winter sports.

But while the upcoming third series will still see celebs face the titular ski jump to avoid elimination, reports suggest that producers are now planning to add an extra reality element.

According to the Radio Times, the contestants – who previously stayed in hotels near the show’s filming location in Innsbruck, Austria – will now be forced to live together in a tricked-out “palace” fitted with cameras.

The twist has drawn instant comparisons to Celebrity Big Brother – which is now on Channel 5 – as not only does it involve stars living together, but The Jump is also hosted by former CBB presenter Davina McCall.

However, a source told the listings magazine that it “won’t be Big Brother”.

The currently unconfirmed move would mark a u-turn from Channel 4 bosses, who have previously done their best to avoid clashes between The Jump and Celebrity Big Brother.

When C5 bosses extended the thirteenth series of CBB in January 2014, C4 responded by moving The Jump’s first series to earlier timeslots.

Both CBB and The Jump are expected to return to our screens next month.

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2 comments on this article

  1. joshiea says:
    Mon 07 Dec Reply !

    The Jump launched in 2014.

    • Matt says:
      Mon 07 Dec

      Corrected, thanks!

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