As if taking part in a winter sports-themed reality show wasn’t daunting enough, former The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs has had to learn to ski to join the show.
“I’ve never skied before, until five weeks ago,” Amy tells RadioTimes.com two days into her training.
“It is scary and I did think ‘why am I doing it, I’m absolutely mad’, but I’m quite a competitive person and I do really enjoy it,” Amy explains.
Amy, who has taken a year out of television to work on the Amy Childs brand (which ranges from clothes to beauty products) is hoping the show will change people’s opinion of her.
“I think people will think, ‘Oh my god, Amy is really competitive’. I’m number two in South Essex for table tennis. When I tell people that they’re like ‘Oh my god’. But I really like the sport. When I put my mind to something I will do it. I’m excited to do the show and I really want to do well.
“I’d love to come in the final of the competition. I think people will look at me in a different light,” Amy adds.
Although Amy admits she’s “still getting a bit of Essex in there”.
“I’m going to have [my nails] cut down. I’ll still be glam though. I’ve got my full eyelashes with me and my make up. I’ve been giving make up tips to the girls,” Amy adds.
And Amy laughs she could have some success after the show.
“I could bring out Amy Childs ski wear. My clothing range is doing well, so hopefully the ski wear will do well.”
The Jump runs for ten nights from January 26 on Channel 4 and is hosted by Davina McCall and Alex Brooker