Have you ever considered how useful jumping is? It allows us to miss that puddle, leap off that ledge and get to the front of the queue.

If your car has a flat battery what use would ‘leads’ be? You need the jump to make that currant turn into a current.

The Pointer Sisters had a massive hit with Jump (for my love). It’s doubtful if it would have received the airplay had it just been called (for my love).

The world would be a sadder place without jumps and if we lost them, you can write off most of Marks and Sparks turnover. Despite the arrival of Twiggy and co, M & S still rely on the turnover of jumpers to maintain their market share of fashion sales.

No, the next time your knees creak as you prepare to make that leap of faith just remember you have a jump start!