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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Channel 4 renews The Jump for a second series


Channel 4 has announced that celebrity Winter Olympics show The Jump will return for a second series.

The first show, featuring the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave and Anthea Turner, averaged 2.4 million viewers and climaxed with Joe McElderry being crowned jump champion. Although no details were announced about the line-up, Channel 4 have confirmed that The Jump will once again be broadcast live from Innsbruck, Austria.

The second series of The Jump was one of many factual entertainment commissions announced by Channel 4 which also includes the return of magician Troy to E4. New shows include Wish You Weren't Here, in which holiday sceptic Richard Ayoade makes a voyage of discovery every week as he's accompanied by a different travel companion. Meanwhile Kevin McCloud will uncover the incredible true stories of ordinary people who have moved to some of the most remote places on Earth in Escape to the Wild.

In a new one-off programme entitled Sex in Class; in which Sex Educator Goedele Liekens fights for British sex education to be dragged into the 21st century and campaigns for the introduction of a GCSE in sex. Also announced was Dementiaville, a three-part series which explores a progressive approach to the care of people with dementia. Led by experts in the field, Dementiaville uncovers dramatic real-life stories, using archive footage to re-discover the person behind the dementia.

Further details have also been announced about the second series of The Island with Bear Grylls, which was already recommissioned earlier in the year. This time the programme will have two islands, one for men and one for women as we once again discover what happens to people when they're stripped of the conveniences of 21st century living.

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