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Steve Redgrave, Amy Childs, Sinitta for C4 winter sports show The Jump

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Sir Steve Redgrave, Sinitta and Amy Childs are among the stars who have signed up for Channel 4's new celebrity competition The Jump.

The show - hosted by Davina McCall and Alex Brooker - will see 12 celebrities competing against each other in six winter sports.

Sinitta attending the 2013 Attitude Awards, held at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.

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Sinitta will be attempting to master ski jumps

Sir Steve Redgrave

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Steve Redgrave has signed up to take part in the show


Five time Olympian Redgrave will be joined by cricketer Darren Gough, comedian Marcus Brigstocke, hairdresser Nicky Clarke, socialite Henry Conway and Flash Gordon star Sam Jones.

Meanwhile, Sinitta and Childs will be joined by four other female competitors - Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Anthea Turner and Melinda Messenger.

The 12 famous faces will be trained by Olympic skier Graham Bell and Olympic skeleton star Amy Williams, as they take part in Skeleton, Bobsleigh, Speed Skating, Skier Cross and Slalom.

Legendary Olympian Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will also coach the stars, and suggested that the competition is about "mental strength" as much as "physical agility".

Anthea Turner arriving for the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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Anthea Turner will be slipping on a snowsuit for the show

71 Degrees North S02: Nicky Clarke

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Nicky Clarke will also take part in the hair-raising competition


"Winter sports are tough to master. It takes skill, guts and determination to get round a course," said Edwards. "The ultimate test will be The Jump itself. I know how hard it can be when the world is watching."

Each night, two celebrities will face a live Ski Jump to keep their place in the competition.

"Skiing is tough enough to learn as it is, so what these guys are taking on is really impressive," McCall said. "It's shaping up to be butt-clenchingly exciting!"

The Jump will air on Channel 4 for ten nights early next year.

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