Jake Quickenden is rumoured to be the next celebrity to take to the slopes next year for Channel 4 show The Jump.
Former X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden is the latest celebrity to sign up for next year’s series of The Jump, according to The Sun Online.
The reality TV star will be joining Big Brother winner Josie Gibson, TOWIE’s Lydia Bright, model Vogue Williams and former footballer Robbie Fowler on the slopes when the competition starts in the New Year.
Jake is no stranger to reality television. He first appeared on The X Factor in 2012 but was knocked out during the Judges’ Houses stage, when Nicole Scherzinger decided to send him home.
He then returned to the show in 2014, performing Say Something and All of Me in an attempt to win back the judges’ votes.
The audition was a success and Jake made it through to the live shows, but was knocked out in week 3.
Jake then headed to the jungle in 2014 for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, entering the jungle on day 5 with former politician Edwina Curry.
Jake ended the show as runner-up to motorbike racer Carl Fogarty. He later met Fogarty’s daughter Danielle, and the pair have been in a relationship since December 2014.
A source told The Sun that Jake is up for the challenge on The Jump and can’t wait to head to Austria.
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 in prime physical condition and he loves a challenge.
“He was delighted to be approached and quite literally jumped at the chance of taking part.”
The show has been plagued by serious injuries in the past. Earlier this year Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle damaged two vertebrate while competing in the show.
Other victims of bad luck on the mountains include Made In Chelsea’s Mark-Francis Vandelli, Olympians Rebecca Adlington and Linford Christie; Sarah Harding; Joe Swash; actress Tina Hobley, and Heather Mills.
Reality star Mark-Francis, 26, suffered a fractured ankle during a live event, and was forced to withdraw from the show after heading to hospital.
Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, 26, withdrew from the show on medical advice after she dislocated her shoulder mid-jump in the show’s titular event.