Belfast Telegraph

Turner and Neville out of The Jump

Television presenter Anthea Turner and Five singer Ritchie Neville have been eliminated from Channel 4's winter sports show The Jump.

Anthea was the first contestant to go out during the double-elimination semi-final.

After struggling in the speed skiing test she was forced to take on the jump in competition with Ritchie and investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre.

Despite achieving a personal best of 14 metres, Anthea recorded the shortest distance of the trio.

When asked what her favourite part of the show had been, she replied: "It's got to be the jump, it's got to be facing all those fears.

"I've said it to so many people, if you've come with any baggage you can get rid of it up there."

Ritchie and Donal then went head-to-head on the jump, and it was the former who literally crashed out after misjudging his landing.

He told host Davina McCall: "I've had an amazing time. I said 'I'm going to come here and I'm going to give it 100 per cent' and that's exactly what I did. I'm proud of myself.

"Thanks for all the support everyone at home."

The final will be a battle between Donal, former Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave, singer Joe McElderry and comedian Marcus Brigstocke.


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