The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Mike Tindall, Jodie Kidd and co take to the slopes

Sixteen celebrities are busy training in Austria ahead of Sunday's big return

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After all the bumps, bruises and broken bones of The Jump last year, it might come as a surprise to many that Channel 4’s snowy sports contest will be back on screens this weekend.

Sixteen celebrities have signed up to give the heart-racing likes of slalom and bobsleigh a whirl in a battle to be crowned king or queen of the slopes.

Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan and political activist Sally Bercow have already had to pull out after suffering injuries in training. TV presenter Chloe Madeley and model Jodie Kidd have stepped in to replace them in the line-up.


Jumpers this year include heptathlete Louise Hazel, former England cricketer Phil Tufnell, former England rugby captain Mike Tindall, paralympian Jon-Allan Butterworth, Made in Chelsea’s Louise Thompson and TOWIE’s Joey Essex.

Gogglebox favourite Dom Parker is also busy brushing up his ski skills, but a recent injury and suspected concussion is putting his part in the show at risk.

Davina McCall is back as host and will kick of proceedings in Kuhtai, Austria on Sunday 1 February. Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards returns as an expert while Olympic star Amy Williams will be helping the celebrities in training.

Viewers will be looking forward to the dreaded live ski jump, which the lowest-scoring celebrities will have to attempt to keep their slot in the competition.