The Jump 2017 cast: Olympian Jade Jones is the latest name to sign up


Olympian Jade Jones is the latest name to sign up to The Jump 2017 cast.

The taekwondo champ, who won gold in Rio this year as well as in London 2012, is set to head to the slopes, The Sun reports.

Jade joins a growing list of celebs on this year's line up with X Factor's Jake Quickenden another name linked to the show today.

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

An insider said: “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!"

Jake is the latest name in a string of reality stars to sign up for the new series, joining former Big Brother winner Josie Gibson and 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 The Jump 2017 line up are model 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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