Spencer Matthew credits Louis Smith for his victory on 'The Jump'.

Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews

The 'Made in Chelsea' star was crowned winner of the winter sports contest on Sunday (12.03.17) evening after his 18.98m ski jump left the Olympic gymnast trailing behind with a still-impressive 18.05m.

And Spencer doesn't think he'd have done so well if the standard of his "brother" wasn't so high.

He tweeted afterwards: "Would never have jumped as far if it wasn't for my fellow competitor's class and skill, @louissmith1989 thanks for pushing me brother. x (sic)"

He later added: "What an amazing experience.. Thanks @Channel4 for selecting me and @louissmith1989 for pushing me as far as I can go. HE is a REAL athlete. (sic)"

Despite coming second, Louis didn't seem too disappointed not to win the show as he's had a great time in Austria and was looking forward to celebrating with his pal.

He replied: "Been the best thing I've ever done bro you smashed it. Let's get drunk (sic)"

Jason Robinson and Amy Willerton made up the final four after Emma Parker-Bowles, Lydia Bright and Kadeena Cox were knocked out earlier in the evening.

As well as being delighted for Spencer, Amy was very proud of her own performance.


"THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!!!! Winning girl so so happy !!!! (sic)"

Jason also sent his congratulations to the winner, and thanked his fans for their support during the "amazing experience".

He posted: "Wow, what an experience The Jump has been. Huge congrats to @SpencerMatthews on winning #TheJump2017!

"Big thanks for all the support during my experience on #TheJump2017!!

"Had the most amazing experience out in Austria with some great people (sic)"

Louis had previously tipped Spencer as his biggest competition on the show.

He said: "I don't want to give him a big head, but I said to him: 'If you had dedicated yourself at a young age to a sport, I have no doubt [you] would have been an Olympian. The way he takes things on and understands his body and what he needs to do to improve his technique; like me he learns very quickly, and so I said to him: 'You could have been a very successful sportsman'."

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