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Eddie The Eagle training celebs in Austria

Twelve British celebrities, a film crew, and the UK's first Olympic ski jumper have taken to the Austrian slopes to train for new show 'The Jump'.

The show gets a group of celebrities to take on challenging winter sports such as skeleton, speed skiing and two person bobsleigh. Each week the two slowest contestants will have to face the ski jump to decide who goes out of the programme.

Coaching them off the jump is Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, who shot to stardom in 1988 when he became the first Brit to compete in the ski jump competition at the Winter Olympic games.

Although he finished last at the time and has not jumped for 17 years, Edwards has been tempted to give the 125m jump a go and is now even considering a comeback at the 2018 winter games.

"I'm lighter now than when I went to the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, so I'm actually in better shape," he said. "If I jump well in Austria I might start looking for a sponsor and start training for the next Olympics in 2018."

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