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The Jump 2015: Meet JB Gill

The former JLS star may well find his heart skips a beat when he tackles that ski jump

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Published: Sunday, 1st February 2015 at 6:06 am

Name: JB Gill

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Jump nickname: JB 'G Force' Gill

Age: 28

Famous, why? Previously a member of boy band JLS

Bio: JB rose to fame as part of chart-topping boy band JLS – they placed second on the 2008 series of The X Factor, losing out to Alexandra Burke. The band scooped several Brit and Mobo Awards and found chart success with tracks including Beat Again – with JB also finding time to win the 2012 Strictly Christmas special – but in 2013 it was announced they were splitting. JB has since gone on to run a farm, appearing on Countryfile, and recently welcomed a baby boy with his wife. He says The Jump is "right up his street" although admits he's "apprehensive" about the actual ski jump.

Then: Performing on The X Factor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kTYjKJQruY

Now: With Ola Jordan on Strictly's Christmas special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnGir1lpoE4

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

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