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Meet The Jump 2015 contestants as they hit the slopes in their skiing gear

What do Louise Thompson, Joey Essex, Jodie Kidd, Dom from Gogglebox, Phil Tufnell and Ashley Roberts from The Pussycat Dolls have in common? Skin tight ski suits, of course...

Published: Tuesday, 27th January 2015 at 10:45 am

Heather Mills

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Age: 47

Famous, why? For being a philanthropist, campaigner and activist

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Why take part? “I got asked last year, but I was training for the Paralympics, so there was no way I could do something that would risk injury. And then, why I heard it involved a ski jump, I thought ‘Absolutely no way – that’s insane’. I thought it would be like 100m jumps, and I didn’t even know if my leg would stay in the air that long. When you jump in the air, the weight of the prosthetic is that much heavier than your own leg, so if you stay in the air for too long you start to turn. I have a friend, he was a World Champion in able bodied ski jumping, and he had a crash, lost his leg, and went into disabled ski racing, and he said the difference between skiing before the accident and after it is day and night.”

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