After The Jump, Jade Jones wants to take part in I'm A Celebrity


Taekwondo champ Jade Jones wants to take on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Last night saw Jade eliminated from The Jump after four weeks and she's already up for her next challenge.


Jade told the Daily Star newspaper: “I’d love to do I’m A Celebrity. It would be hard to eat the bugs but, because I’m competitive, I’d force myself to do it.”

She added: “I thought if I am going to go to Tokyo and win a gold medal I needed a break so I did The Jump because I wanted to have a bit of fun and try something new. It was worth taking the risk.”

Speaking ahead of last week's episode, the Olympian - who has won back to back golds in London and Rio - revealed she also wanted to take the year out to top up her bank account.


“It can help me because I feel ready to go back now," Jade explained. “Before, I couldn’t imagine going back into the gym and just cracking on for four years.

“I am using this year to get more publicity, make more money and also have more of a life. Next year I will be 100% serious.”

Jade will be defending her Olympic title in Japan in 2020 and her coach was NOT happy about her signing up to The Jump, which has become notorious for injuries.

She said: “I’m not going to lie, my coach wasn’t happy and is still not happy. I don’t blame him because it is a big risk. GB Taekwondo were telling me it was dangerous.

"They didn’t agree with it, but they still stood by me.”

Fortunately, while she may be out of the competition, Jade did leave The Jump in one piece.