Brian McFadden will be flying without wings on the next series of Channel 4's The Jump.

According to Digital Spy the former Westlife star will be taking to the Austrian slopes early in 2016 for the hugely popular show.

McFadden, who hosts TV show Who's Doing The Dishes, is hoping to follow in Joe McElderry and Joey Essex's footsteps by being crowned the third winner of the show.

While Channel 4 would not officially confirm the line-up for the new series, Linford Christie is also rumoured to be taking part. The stars will have to compete in a number of events such as bobsleigh, ski cross and the all-important jump.

In a new Big Brother-style twist, the celebs will reportedly have cameras watching their every move in the contestants' house.

The Jump, hosted by Davina McCall, is expected to be back on Channel 4 early next year.