Lydia Bright to compete in The Jump

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2016
Lydia Bright

Lydia Bright

Lydia Bright has become the latest celebrity to sign up to the new series of 'The Jump'

Lydia Bright is set to compete in the new series of 'The Jump'.

The 'Only Way is Essex' star has become the latest celebrity to join the forthcoming winter sports show, which will hit television screens in January, after she was persuaded by bosses to ditch her glitzy gowns and killer heels for a pair of thermals and snow boots.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's fair to say 'The Jump' isn't the most appealing show for celebs to appear on -- especially if they have work lined up afterwards.

"Their talent list would be far more high-end otherwise. But there are some celebs who'll do anything to increase their profile - even if it means a spell on crutches afterwards."

And the 26-year-old beauty will certainly have her work cut out as she will be up against previously-announced competitors England International footballer Robbie Fowler, England Rugby Captain Jason Robinson OBE, Spencer Matthews, Caprice and Vogue Williams.

Lydia's signing comes just a year after her ex-boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent - who she has dated on and off since they were at school - took part in the competition but, despite his best efforts on the ice, he was eliminated from the show just two weeks in.

Although she can't wait to get stuck in, Lydia is no doubt riddled with nerves as last year's show was responsible for a number of celebrities experiencing life-changing injuries.

The last series saw gymnast Beth Tweddle break her back, 'Made in Chelsea' star Mark-Francis Vandelli fracture his ankle and Rebecca Adlington dislocate her shoulder.

The spike in injuries meant bosses were forced to revisit the risky format and discuss whether it was worth bringing it back for another series at the beginning of next year.

However, after bosses managed to persuade a good amount of stars to take part in the forthcoming series, producers were given the go-ahead to do another installment.

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