Dancing on Ice is set to return to our screens early next year and a number of celebs are already hitting the rinks for training.
The ITV dancing show will be hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, while dancer Ashley Banjo and Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will take their seats on the judging panel.
It’s been confirmed that John Barrowman won’t be making a return to the panel on the dancing show, so fans are left wondering who will replace him.
As we wait and see for who his replacement will be, let’s go over the celebrities who have already been confirmed for the upcoming series:
Soap legend Sally Dynevor from Coronation Street was the first celeb confirmed for the upcoming season. Speculation began when she was seen practising on the rinks.
She told ITV’s Lorraine: “If I don’t do it this year I don’t think I’m ever going to do it. I’m completely out of my comfort zone… I’ve just got to try and enjoy this experience.
“I’ve had a couple of lessons, I’ve just started… it’s started to kick in, the training.”
Love Island 2021’s Liberty Poole is next on the bill for the ITV ice skating show.
The 21-year-old confirmed her participation in the show in a statement: “I grew up watching Dancing On Ice and my mum actually used to be a figure skater.
“I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can’t do any tricks, no pirouetting or anything so I’m really looking forward to pushing myself and learning as much as I possibly can.”
“Not just skating around the ice but actually dancing on ice. Bring it on!”
Rugby legend Ben Foden, 36, is next on the bill and is set to trade his rugby boots for ice skates.
Ben shared his excitement: “I used to skate a little when I was a kid. I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 (years old) and you’d always see these kids that could do pirouettes that had a proper dancing background.
“I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at!”
Singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne, 25, has been confirmed for the line-up of the 2022 series.
The performer is the son of football legend Paul Gascoigne and earlier this year praised his dad for his support when he came out as bisexual on live TV.
Mark ‘Bez’ Berry
Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, was the second contestant to be confirmed for the show.
Mark already had a taste of reality TV as he appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his bandmate Shaun Ryder as well as starring in the latest series of Celebrity MasterChef.
Paralympian Stef Reid will also be getting involved for the 2022 edition.
The 36-year-old track and field paralympian revealed the news on Good Morning Britain to Entertainment Editor Richard Arnold.
In an exclusive message to the ITV show, Stef said: “I have some really exciting news. I’m going to be picking up a new sport this winter and it comes with a little bit of showbiz.
“I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!”
Dancing on Ice will be back on our screens in early 2022.