Channel 4 confirms second series of winter sports show The Jump

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Channel 4 has confirmed that its winter sports competition The Jump will return for a second series in 2015.

The broadcaster officially announced the recommission today, after its controller Jay Hunt previously said that she'd "love" to see the reality show back.

The new run will air early next year from Innsbruck in Austria.

However, it is unclear whether presenters Davina McCall and Alex Brooker or mentor Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will resume their roles, with C4 promising further information in the "coming months".

The show - one of a slate of recent sport-based shows including ITV's Splash! and BBC One's Tumble - sees a group of celebrities compete against each other in a series of high-octane events, including bobsleigh, skeleton, slalom, speed skating, ski-cross and speed skiing.

The two people who perform worst in each episode then go head-to-head in a live ski-jump, with the loser getting eliminated from the contest.

Series one took place in February, averaging 2.4million viewers an episode. However, it was plagued by injuries, with Henry Conway, Melinda Messenger, Marcus Brigstocke and Sir Steve Redgrave all being forced to quit.

Eventually, singer and X Factor star Joe McElderry beat Donal McIntyre - both of whom were drafted in as replacement contestants - to be crowned champion.

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