Bradley Wiggins taking part in The Jump so he doesn't 'get fat'

2012 Tour de France winner reveals the reason for taking part in reality TV show

Bradley Wiggins, Track World Championships 2016

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Bradley Wiggins has revealed that the reason that he signed up for Channel 4's reality TV show The Jump.

Not interested in increasing his celebrity status or improving his skiing skills, Wiggins told The Mirror that he was mainly taking part in the show to stay in shape.

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