Joe’s done it again. He’s now a three-time winner of reality TV shows following up his 2009 X-Factor victory and his 2011 Popstar to Operastar winning performance with a most unexpected victory in Channel 4′s The Jump.
In the final tonight, Joe took on Donal Macintyre, Marcus Bridgestock and Sir Steve Redgrave in ski-cross, supposedly the most challenging of all the winter sports. Sir Steve had to withdraw before the races began and then Marcus fell at the final jump in the first race and was forced to pull out too. Which left Donal and Joe fighting it out for the coveted cowbell. With one ski-cross victory apiece they went to the final ski jump with everything to fight for.
Battered and bruised though they were, they gave it their all, but with Joe conquering the biggest jump, the K40 with a jump of 17.5 metres, he recorded the longest jump of the night and bagged the victory!
Joe has made it to the final of The Jump!
Tonight’s episode featured speed skiing and technical slalom. In the speed skiing the aim was to record the fastest speed at a point on the course. Speeds in excess of 100km/h were recorded and Joe finished third. The placing in the event determined who the celebrities would take on in the technical slalom. Joe was drawn to face Donal Macintyre.
The technical slalom was the best of three races; the winner went through to the final and the loser into the jump-off. Joe comfortably won the first two of the three races although the second race ended in an ungainly pile-up at the finish! However, the third race wasn’t required and Joe went through to the final.
The three celebrities in the jump-off were Donal, Ritchie Neville and Anthea Turner and Ritchie and Anthea were eliminated.
The final will be on Channel 4, 9PM tomorrow. Don’t miss it!
Despite a fall or two in training, Joe put in three fine skates tonight in the speed skating, to finish second in each race to Marcus Brigstocke.
Anthea, Ritchie, Kimberley and Sir Steve had to contest the jump-off with Kimberley foul jumping and being eliminated.
So it’s Marcus, Joe, Donal, Anthea, Ritchie and Sir Steve into the semi-finals which take place on Sunday, 9PM on Channel 4.