The Jump 2015: Meet Phil Tufnell

The former England cricketer is looking to hone his skiing skills and enjoy a touch of the old après ski


Name: Phil Tufnell


Jump nickname: Phil ‘the snow cat’ Tufnell

Age: 48

Famous, why? Former England cricketer turned TV personality

Bio: Once a Middlesex and England cricketer, Tufnell can now often be found serving as a team captain on quiz show A Question of Sport. Tuffers admits his sporting experience as a spin bowler means he’s more used to playing cards while waiting for the rain to pass, but is excited about honing his skiing skills. And a bit of après ski? “Lovely!” He’s already got a reality show win to his name, becoming the second person to claim the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! title in 2003. He also strutted his stuff on the Strictly dance floor in 2009 and only recently popped up on ITV’s latest celebrity challenge show Get Your Act Together.

Then: Sharing spin bowl tips

Now: Taking a tumble on A Question of Sport


The Jump starts on Sunday at 7:00pm on Channel 4