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Mike Tindall Signs Up For 'The Jump', Making Him The First Member Of The Royal Family To Star In A Reality Show

03/12/2014 11:39 GMT | Updated 03/12/2014 16:59 GMT

Mike Tindall has signed up for the new series of 'The Jump', making him the first member of the Royal Family to appear on a reality show.

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The former rugby star, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, will go up against a number of celebrities on the second series of the ski jumping show, Channel 4 have confirmed.

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Mike Tindall

A source told The Sun: “This is a real coup for Channel Four. They had to pay a lot of money but they think it’s a good investment.

“Getting a member of the Royal Family — even if it is by marriage — is an amazing achievement.”

'The Jump' will be filmed in Innsbruck, Austria and will feature 12 stars trying to master the ski jump along with winter sports such as speed skating, giant slalom and skeleton bobsleigh.

Former 'X Factor' champ Joe McElderry came out on top on last year's series beating the likes of hairdresser Nicky Clarke, Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave, former 'TOWIE' star Amy Childs and Simon Cowell’s ex Sinitta.

The source added: “Mike is his own man but now he is so closely linked to the monarchy he must be aware of how his actions are seen by the public.

“The Jump is a bit of fun but he might be made to look silly. Last year it attracted some low-rent celebrities. It’s likely to be similar this time.”

Take a look back at who appeared on the first series of 'the Jump' below...

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