Joe McElderry wins The Jump

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 February 2014
Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry was crowned winner of 'The Jump' last night (03.02.14) beating Donal MacIntyre to the top spot

Joe McElderry was crowned winner of 'The Jump' last night (03.02.14).

The former 'X Factor' star - who replaced Henry Conway in Channel 4's winter sports competition - was delighted that he managed to pull off a 17.5m jump from a 40m ski ramp, beating Donal MacIntyre who only managed 13.5m.

Following his win he gushed: "I have had an absolute blast. We've had so much fun."

Finalists Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke pulled out of the competition following injuries.

The Olympic champion who had bruised his ribs during a fall and broke a bone in his hand while competing on the show, was "absolutely gutted" he couldn't continue.

The five-time gold medallist explained: "I'm absolutely gutted. I love skiing, I love the show. I wanted to give it my all and unfortunately I gave it too much three days ago and that was it. It's not the not winning, it's the not completing it."

Marcus admitted he'd had a great time on 'The Jump' but injured himself when he landed on his left knee during the ski cross competition and was taken to hospital.

He added: "I've had the time of my life. My aim was to do everything and I'm dead proud. I came on the jump and never jumped!"

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