Linford Christie on The Jump: "As long as I can stay on my two feet then I'll be OK"

Published Tuesday, Jan 26 2016, 16:21 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The new series of The Jump is back and former Olympic and World 100 metre champion Linford Christie 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 Linford had to say below:

The Jump - 2016 - series 3: Linford Christie.

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

It was something that I've always wanted to try. I've never skied before and I like to do new things for a challenge and this is a very different challenge.

Can you ski?

I cannot ski at all.

Which event are you most looking forward to?

None of them. As long as I can stay on my two feet then I'll be OK.

Are you competitive?

Of course I am, I want to win. I'm very competitive.

Have you spoken to anyone who has done The Jump before?

Yes, I spoke to Louise Hazell (The Jump 2015 finalist). She said she really enjoyed it and it would be fun to do.

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

I've never really had a roommate; I'm not really that kind of person. As long as they're clean and tidy then I'll be alright.

* This interview took place before Linford arrived in Austria.

The Jump returns on Sunday 31 January at 7.30pm.

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