Injury-packed winter sports show The Jump to return to Channel 4

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Channel 4 bosses are planning to bring winter sports reality show The Jump back for a second series, it's been revealed.

The contest - made by the same production company as ITV's Splash! - pits a group of celebrities against each other as they attempt to master a series of tough events including skeleton, bobsleigh and ski slalom.

The pair who come bottom of the leaderboard then go head-to-head the titualr ski jump - under the guidance of mentor Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards - with the loser being eliminated.

Speaking to The Guardian, C4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt said she'd 'love' to see the show - hosted by Davina McCall and Alex Brooker - back on our screens, with the broadcaster still yet to find a new breakout entertainment format five years after it axed Big Brother.

"[It's] the first time we have had a big pre-watershed hit for quite a long time," Hunt commented.

"It's hard to think what is our pre-watershed tone of voice. There is a gravitational pull at 4 towards the edgy, the difficult and the rude. To have found a show that could serve a family audience and get the figures it did was really important."

The first series of the show aired earlier this year in the run up to the Winter Olympics, starring the likes of Kimberly Wyatt, Sinitta and Amy Childs.

However, it also made headlines after a whopping four of its contestants - Henry Conway, Melinda Messenger, Marcus Brigstock and even Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave - were forced to withdraw due to injuries.

Eventually, Donal McIntyre and Joe McElderry - who were drafted in as replacements for Conway and Messenger - made the final, with the latter triumphing in his third major reality show win.

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