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Old 22-01-2014, 17:25
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After Splash, we all thought TV could not go any lower, but just to prove us all wrong, channel 4 gives us "The Jump", Splash without the titilation, no douubt channel 4 hopes it will be the new "Dancing on Ice" but I fear it will be more like "Celebrity Wrestling"
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Old 22-01-2014, 22:04
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Try watching it before judging it?
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Old 22-01-2014, 22:10
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After Splash, we all thought TV could not go any lower, but just to prove us all wrong, channel 4 gives us "The Jump", Splash without the titilation, no douubt channel 4 hopes it will be the new "Dancing on Ice" but I fear it will be more like "Celebrity Wrestling"
the Creative Renewal didn't get very creative did it.
having seen promos on This Morning and Davina doing her best hyping the show.

I really wish C4 would get the creator of BB doing a new show 100% for Channel 4. Because they skirt around these Reality TV shows
and its really Bigbrother that should be aired. they have no hard hitting Drama's cooking food and some penis sums up primetime.
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Old 22-01-2014, 22:41
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Hopefully it'll be like The Games or whatever it was called. I quite liked that.
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:36
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Hopefully it'll be like The Games or whatever it was called. I quite liked that.
They missed a trick brining that back for the olympics.
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:41
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After Splash, we all thought TV could not go any lower, but just to prove us all wrong, channel 4 gives us "The Jump", Splash without the titilation, no douubt channel 4 hopes it will be the new "Dancing on Ice" but I fear it will be more like "Celebrity Wrestling"
Are they using benefit claimants for the competition?
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Old 23-01-2014, 09:31
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Hopefully it'll be like The Games or whatever it was called. I quite liked that.
Yeah me too, strange to start a thread slagging off a program that you haven't seen isn't it?
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Old 23-01-2014, 09:35
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I'm looking forward to it! I loved The Games, so am hoping its a winter version of that
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Old 23-01-2014, 09:38
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Hopefully it'll be like The Games or whatever it was called. I quite liked that.
I quite liked The Games.

The Jump has quite a desperate line-up though. I'm surprised about Sir Steve Redgrave getting involved in this.
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Old 23-01-2014, 09:38
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I'm also looking forward to it, because I enjoyed The Games so much.
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Old 23-01-2014, 10:00
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I quite liked The Games.

The Jump has quite a desperate line-up though. I'm surprised about Sir Steve Redgrave getting involved in this.
Money money money...
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Old 23-01-2014, 10:07
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I remember watching Series 3 of The Games purely for Kirsty Gallacher and ended up really enjoying it so i'll certainly give The Jump a try.
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Old 23-01-2014, 10:26
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Slalom skiing, speed skating, bobsleighing - it sounds much more hardcore than a half second bellyflop into the local municipal baths. My only gripe is it clashes with Dancing On Ice when both would attract much of the same audience.
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Old 23-01-2014, 10:44
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It sounds too niche to me. The winter sports aren't a great draw done by professionals so why would z-list celebs doing them be appealing? Might get one series out of it as ITV did with Splash (second series is currently tanking) but no more. Also the scheduling is ridiculous, 8PM most nights to avoid Celebrity Big Brother. I don't think C4 has much confidence in it.
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Old 23-01-2014, 11:26
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Interestingly there was a time C4s remit in terms of addressing the Olympics at Sochi would have focussed on Putin's suppression of human rights, specifically LGBT rights, the misappropriation of funds by Russian "businessmen", the sponsorship of the Winter Olympics by Visa, Coca Cola etc companies whose remit is equality and inclusion funding one of the most repressive political regimes in the Western World etc You know where I'm going with this...

Now it's all about FUN FUN FUN and includes that z'leb hairdresser and Tara Palmer Tonkinson skiing downhill.

An apt metaphor for C4 indeed.
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:03
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It sounds too niche to me. The winter sports aren't a great draw done by professionals so why would z-list celebs doing them be appealing? Might get one series out of it as ITV did with Splash (second series is currently tanking) but no more. Also the scheduling is ridiculous, 8PM most nights to avoid Celebrity Big Brother. I don't think C4 has much confidence in it.
It sounds terrible of me but anything with Amy Childs isn't going to end well. She has the screen presence of a brick and that clip of her "omg omg omg"
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:12
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Interestingly there was a time C4s remit in terms of addressing the Olympics at Sochi would have focussed on Putin's suppression of human rights, specifically LGBT rights, the misappropriation of funds by Russian "businessmen", the sponsorship of the Winter Olympics by Visa, Coca Cola etc companies whose remit is equality and inclusion funding one of the most repressive political regimes in the Western World etc You know where I'm going with this...

Now it's all about FUN FUN FUN and includes that z'leb hairdresser and Tara Palmer Tonkinson skiing downhill.

An apt metaphor for C4 indeed.
^ This.
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:17
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson pulled out. A bit of a blow when bizarrely she was one of the more well-known names due to appear.
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:29
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Really op ? Jumping in the gutter?
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:36
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They jumped into the gutter once they did that utterly dire dogging tales program which showed just how far they've fallen
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:37
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I quite liked The Games.

The Jump has quite a desperate line-up though. I'm surprised about Sir Steve Redgrave getting involved in this.
As opposed to The Games with it's stellar all star line up you mean?
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Old 23-01-2014, 12:40
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson pulled out. A bit of a blow when bizarrely she was one of the more well-known names due to appear.
She would seem a strange choice with her being a 'lifelong skier' and her father an Olympic champion.
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