Heather Mills is up for The Jump - despite only having one leg

JUMP READY: Heather Mills, who will appear in the new series of The Jump on Channel 4.
JUMP READY: Heather Mills, who will appear in the new series of The Jump on Channel 4.
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HEATHER Mills is preparing to take the leap with her next career challenge.

The philanthropist and former model from Washington will feature in the line up of Channel 4’s The Jump when it makes a return for a second series.

She will be looking to take the Cowbell Trophy from series one and fellow North Easterner Joe McElderry as she and 15 other celebrities aim to take the perfect ski jump. She will compete against ex-England rugby captain Mike Tindall, JLS singer JB Gill, dancer Louie Spence, Gogglebox star Dom Parker, former England cricketer Phil Tufnell and The Only Way Is Essex’s Joey Essex.

They have begun their training, with the show to launch with the Jump In, where competitors will go head-to-head in the skeleton, reaching speeds of up to 60mph.

The show, which is presented by Davina McCall and features Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards as a tutor, will air early this year, with the full line up of events to be revealed later this month.

Heather, who had her left leg amputated below the knee after a road accident in 1993, had hoped to make it into Britain’s ski team for the 2014 Paralympics, but reportedly stormed out after clashing with team bosses.