Sid Owen on The Jump: "I've skied for a few years on and off so I'm a capable skier"

Published Tuesday, Jan 26 2016, 14:03 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The new series of The Jump is back and EastEnders star and actor Sid Owen is one of the 12 celebrities preparing to hit the slopes.

As he commits to intensive training high in the Austrian Alps, does he have what it takes to win?

Find out what Sid had to say below:

The Jump - 2016 - series 3: Sid Owen.

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Why did you say 'yes' to doing The Jump?

I've always loved skiing, that's about it. I wanted the challenge and learn to be a better skier and do some scary stuff.

Can you ski?

My skiing is alright. I've skied for quite a few years on and off so I'm a capable skier. I wouldn't say I'm fantastic but I can ski.

Which event are you most looking forward to?

I'm really looking forward to the slalom races.

Are you competitive?

I'm not overly competitive.

Are you sporty?

Yes, very. I've always played football, I run quite a bit. I'm aiming to beat Linford Christie.

Do you know anyone already who is in this year's line up?

I know Tina, I know Tamara, I know Sarah. I've met Brian a few times. Oh and I know Louisa from Eastenders, we were in it at the same time.

Are you looking forward to being out in Austria and living with the other competitors?

Yeah, I love all that. It will be a nice little family.

* This interview took place before Sid arrived in Austria.

The Jump returns on Sunday 31 January at 7.30pm.

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