Stacey Solomon exits The Jump after losing in the middle jump

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Stacey Solomon said a smiley goodbye to the snow when she was eliminated from winter sports competition The Jump.

For the first time in this series, the show saw its female celebrities go head to head with the male competitors.

Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson faced former England rugby captain Mike Tindall in the parallel slalom, but was left facing the jump-off after losing to him by just 3/100ths of a second.

But she triumphed over Stacey in the jump, after the singer lost in her race to British Paralympian Jon-Allan Butterworth.

Joey Essex beat Chloe Madeley when they took to the slope, leaving her to face TV stuntman Steve-O in the jump-off, and Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning heptathlete Louise Hazel who was beaten by former JLS singer JB Gill.

The final three race losers then faced The Jump. Chloe was up first, taking on the middle jump, and looked confident as she jumped 16 metres, followed by Steve-O, who managed the night's biggest leap at 17 metres.

Stacey's last hope was her jump of 13.5 metres being better than any effort Louise Hazel could muster, but the athlete outdid the presenter by a metre and a half, knocking her out of the competition.

The next round will see the remaining competitors take each other on in the bobsleigh.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.