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Ex England rugby international Mike Tindall is to take part in ski show The Jump.

Mike Tindall



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The sportsman who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips will begin training in the next few weeks for the daredevil TV series, which features live ski jumps and other winter sports such as the bobsleigh.

Zara Phillips with her husband Mike Tindall



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Channel 4 declined to reveal how much Tindall would be paid for his appearance. The full line-up of celebrities will be announced later this month.

Tindall, whose baby daughter Mia was born in January, married Zara in 2011.

Joe McElderry

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The first series of The Jump earlier this year was won by 2009 X Factor winner Joe McElderry. The second series begins early next year.