Joey Essex wins the Jump
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 February 2015
Joey Essex has won 'The Jump', beating Mike Tindall into second place
Joey Essex has won 'The Jump'.
The 24-year-old reality star beat off competition from rugby player Mike Tindall - who is married to Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips - and heptathlete Louise Hazel to take the crown after edging the final jump by just half a metre, leaping an impressive 17.5m.
He said afterwards: "I just went for it! When it comes, I put my mind to it and I just do it, man!"
And Joey admitted he was stunned to win as he never expected to "survive" in the competition.
He said: "I thought it was going to a nightmare, I didn't think it was going to survive - growing up I found it hard to learn things, but being on the jump has proved I can."
While he was thrilled with his victory, the former 'TOWIE' star was baffled by his cow bell trophy
He said: "I never thought I'd be able to ski, let alone get to the final, and never thought I'd own a medal, let alone a cow bell.
"What is a cow bell by the way? Does it mean I need to get a cow?"
Earlier in the evening, Jon-Allen Butterworth and Chloe Madeley were both eliminated from the competition after the air jump.
Louise Thompson then lost out with a jump of 15m after Joey leapt 15.5m in his first-ever jump on the show.