Dean Cain talks about his decision to take part in The Jump. The series sees twelve celebrities taking on some of the most challenging and dangerous winter sports in an effort to be crowned the series champion. The Jump returns on January 31st at 7.30pm on Channel 4.
Why did you say yes to doing The Jump?
I said "yes" to doing The Jump, because it looks like a fun and exciting challenge, and I'm looking forward to trying my hand at some new things like Skeleton and Ski Jumping! Who gets to do that?
Can you Ski?
I have skied for several years, never with any formal training or race lessons -- but I haven't been in years. However I love the mountains and I love skiing, so this looks like it will be a blast!
What event are you most looking forward to?
I am probably most looking forward to trying "the Jump", however, it is also the thing I'm most dreading! It's the kind of thing you watch in the Olympics and say, "I would NEVER do that!"
Are you competitive?
I am an athlete at heart, and very competitive. After playing Superman, every time you enter a competition, it is expected that you compete well! It's just too easy to make fun of a Superman who gets beat. I know I'm a target!
Are you looking forward to living with the other competitors in Austria?
I am very excited to be in the Alps of Austria, living in a gorgeous castle with the other competitors, skiing, laughing, partying, and having a ball! Getting to meet and know the other competitors should be amazing, and at least half the fun! Hopefully we'll make some lasting friendships - these things happen when folks have to endure such suffering together (tongue firmly in cheek)!