The Jump will be back for a third series next year

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The Jump 2016 is going ahead, Channel 4 have today confirmed.

Following a second successful series earlier this year, the celebrity ski jumping series will be back for a third series it's been announced.

The Jump will once again see a group of famous faces decamp to the slopes to compete in gruelling extreme winter sports after the latest run achieved some impressive ratings back in February.

Channel 4 exec Liam Humphreys said today: “With The Jump we’ve created a show that is a unique blend of daring live action, genuine sporting skill and some raucous après ski – it’s the most frightening show on TV.

He added: “It’s a magical formula in which Joey Essex can legitimately beat Mike Tindall in a sporting arena. It is compelling viewing; the show wears its authentic Winter Olympics credentials lightly and keeps it’s tongue planted firmly in its cheek”.

Earlier this year Joey Essex battled stiff competition to take the cowbell trophy as 2015’s champion, with an epic 17.5 meter skill jump.

Meanwhile according to the Radio Times, The Jump could also see a summer spin-off next year.

Which basically means that Channel 4 could be bringing back The Games, a series which saw celebs doing Olympic events that first aired for four series between 2003 and 2006.

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