X Factor's Jake Quickenden signs up to The Jump 2017 line up

Jake Quickenden

X Factor's Jake Quickenden has reportedly signed up to The Jump 2017 line up.

The singer appeared on The X Factor in 2014 and then turned up in the I'm A Celebrity jungle the same year.

Now he's set to take to the slopes on Channel 4's The Jump in the new year.

An insider told The Sun newspaper yesterday: “Jake’s a real reality veteran now having been in X Factor and I’m A Celebrity.

“But, with The Jump having such a track record for injuries, he’s definitely hoping it’ll be third time lucky!"

The source added: “Jake is in prime physical condition and he loves a challenge. He was delighted to be approached and quite literally jumped at the chance of taking part."

Jake is the latest name in a string of reality stars to sign up for the new series.

Big Brother winner Josie Gibson is another name on the cast.

The former housemate appeared in the final Channel 4 series of BB and All Star spin-off Ultimate Big Brother back in 2010.

She and Jake join TOWIE's Lydia Bright, who was confirmed for the show last week.

The star of The Only Way Is Essex announced the news in a picture online alongside another previously confirmed contestant, Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews.

Lydia quipped: "Reality show down, Chelsea Vs Essex @SpencerMatthews #TheJump 🎿 ⛷ @Channel4"

Also joining the pair on The Jump 2017 cast are Vogue Williams, footballer Robbie Fowler, model Caprice Bourret and rugby stars former England captain Jason Robinson OBE, and Welsh international Gareth Thomas.

This year's competitors may be some of the bravest names in showbiz after the last series proved a disaster, with seven celebs withdrawing due to injury.

Despite the nightmare, C4 announced a fourth series of The Jump in July, following a "thorough review of safety standards".

The Jump 2017 will air on Channel 4 in the new year.

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