The Jump 2017: Is Channel 4 'struggling to sign up' celebrities?


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The Jump 2017 is said to be struggling to get celebs for its line up.

However Channel 4 have insisted they have a cast of "fantastic" celebs eager to hit the slopes in the New Year.

Over the past three series of The Jump many celebs have taken a tumble on the slopes but this year's latest run was particularly bad.

Beth Tweddle suffered the show's most serious injury to date, getting airlifted to hospital after hurting her back.

Alongside Beth, others who had to quit the show included Mark-Francis Vandelli who fractured his ankle, Tina Hobley who dislocated her elbow and broke her arm, Rebecca Adlington who dislocated her shoulder and Sarah Harding who injured her knee.

Despite the injuries - and to the shock of even host Davina McCall - Channel 4 has renewed the show for a fourth year.

But The Sun claims that getting celebs on board has been difficult.

“Any show or talent agency would be mad to let one of their stars do it, they could be off sick for a year afterwards, or even die," an insider is quoted as saying. “The insurance costs involved are potentially astronomical.

“It’s proving a real struggle for them to come up with a full cast.”

However a spokesperson for Channel 4 insisted they had “a fantastic line-up wanting to take part”.

The Jump is expected to return to TV in January or February next year.

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