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Who might be taking to the ice this sequence? (Image: Rex)
It’s just a few weeks now till the Dancing On Ice rink will get able to welcome its latest batch of superstar skaters – and discover out who would be the successor to 2020 champion Joe Swash.
The brand new sequence of the present – its fourth since ITV revived it again in 2018 – will start on January 17, 2021.
This yr’s line up features a rapper, a comic, a former Towie star, a few TV presenters and cleaning soap actors, and two Olympic athletes.
Right here’s who you’ll be watching when Dancing On Ice skates again on to our screens in 2021…
Dancing On Ice 2021 full superstar lineup
Right here – so as of annoucement – is who you’ll be watching within the new sequence of the present.
The singer and TV presenter was the first of this year’s crop of celebrities to be revealed.
Taking to Instagram to substantiate the information, Myleene wrote:‘Guess who received’t be holding the coats along with the rink anymore! I’m so, SO excited to be becoming a member of the forged of @dancingonice.
‘My women have all the time needed me to do that however I’ve all the time been too scared somebody will skate over my fingers,’ she added.
‘Anyway, I wish to make them proud and present them I’m up for a problem when utterly out of my consolation zone however most of all, I need a bum like Jlo! ⛸?.’
Actor Joe-Warren Plant – aka Emmerdale’s Jacob Gallagher – was the second superstar confirmed for this year’s series, revealing the information throughout an look on This Morning.
‘I’m tremendous excited, I can’t even describe it,’ the 18-year-old mentioned.
‘I’ve bought the break day Emmerdale to actually concentrate on coaching, and you already know, attempt my greatest and be taught some new expertise.
‘It’s a brand new problem I’ve by no means completed something like that earlier than, so yeah, tremendous excited.’
Denise Van Outen
Denise Van Outen was named because the third superstar to be participating in 2021’s sequence
The actress and presenter was by chance revealed by Linda Robson on Unfastened Ladies, after she was given some hints concerning the celeb’s identification.
‘I’m actually excited…I’ve stored this a secret from most of my family and friends,’ Denise mentioned – including that she hadn’t even informed her daughter Betsy.
‘I can’t rise up on the ice and each time I’ve taken Betsy…I’ve been the one on the penguin,’ she admitted.
Coronation Road star Faye Brookes – aka the cleaning soap’s Kate Connor – was the fourth celebrity to sign up for a spin round the rink.
The actress was revealed for the present throughout an interview on Lorraine, saying: ‘Lastly, the information is out.
‘I’m so excited! I’ve to satisfy with the staff, they needed to see me on the ice, they’d a coach on the ice with us, they usually took us via the fundamentals,’ she defined.
‘They get to know you and I believe that is the primary time individuals are going to see me, not a personality – simply Faye!’
Actor and singer Jason Donovan was confirmed as the fifth celebrity for the 2021 series – together with his identification being unveiled on This Morning.
‘My daughter, Molly may be very enthusiastic about me doing shapes on the dance ground… or perhaps not relying on the way it goes! And likewise that the chance to spend a Sunday night time with you guys!’ Jason informed Phillip and Holly.
Jason – who beforehand reached the ultimate of Strictly Come Dancing – admitted he was involved about attainable accidents, saying: ‘I’ve to say, damage is an enormous a part of the jeopardy of the present.
‘I believe it’s a little bit bit completely different than Strictly as a result of, you already know, Strictly is basically outlined by the strikes that you simply do. However skating may be very a lot concerning the move and the rhythm of being on the ice. ‘Let’s be trustworthy, ice is just not that forgiving. Um, and I’m 52 I do know I’m trying fairly good for that, however that might all change!’
Capital DJ Sonny Jay is the sixth celebrity to join the rink, with the DJ confirming the information to his pals and colleagues Roman Kemp and Sian Welby throughout the ‘excellent news section’ of their breakfast present.
After dropping just a few hits he informed them: ‘I’m going to be doing Dancing on Ice!
‘I’m so excited, I don’t know the way I stored it a secret.’
Roman has tipped his colleague to win the competitors already, joking: ‘You would possibly fall over just a few instances and it’d harm however I believe you’re going to smash this. I’ve bought lots of religion in you, pal.’
To which Sonny replied: ‘I don’t wish to fall over, not in entrance of the nation. I don’t wish to be a meme the subsequent day.’
Olympians Graham Bell and Colin Jackson CBE confirmed they would be the seventh and eighth celebrities participating in Dancing on Ice 2021 throughout a joint look on BBC Breakfast on September 26.
5-time Olympic skier Graham, 54, informed hosts John Kay and Sally Nugent that it’s not the ice that scares him, however the dancing.
He joked that the extent of his dancing expertise was ‘dancing on tables, carrying ski boots in après ski. It’s not swish and chic.’
We’ll be the judges of that, Graham.
Colin Jackson CBE
Dash and hurdling athlete, Colin Jackson CBE, confirmed his upcoming look throughout the identical BBC Breakfast section.
Regardless of being enthusiastic about participating, Colin, 53, warned that he’s nervous about making an attempt on his skating boots.
He informed the hosts: ‘The very first thing for us all is to get used to our boots. I don’t know when you’ve tried ice skating boots however they’re fairly tight so we’ve bought to get our toes in there and begin getting used to balancing on them.
‘We received’t get onto the ice absolutely till the center of October.’
Rebekah Vardy is the ninth star to sign up for subsequent yr’s Dancing on Ice.
Talking concerning the present on Good Morning Britain, she mentioned: ‘[Jamie] thinks it’s an excellent concept. He’s actually trying ahead to watching me.
‘And he hopes I don’t fall over an excessive amount of.’
Rapper Lady Leshurr was confirmed as the tenth Dancing On Ice contestant on the finish of September.
The 30-year-old revealed that she is ‘petrified’ about what’s in retailer for her.
Chatting with Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on KISS FM, the 30-year-old mentioned: ‘Oh my gosh! Actually, I don’t know what I’ve bought myself in for.
‘Everyone is aware of me to be that individual to simply throw myself into the deep finish and I simply wing it lots of the time.
‘I don’t know what’s going to occur now. Yeah, I’m petrified, I’m not going to lie.’
Towie legend Billie Shepherd, nee Billie Faiers, was the next contest revealed to be stepping out onto the ice.
The previous actuality star, 30, shared a photograph of her skates on Instagram, writing: ‘I’m soooo excited to announce that I might be participating in @dancingonice.
‘I nonetheless can’t consider I’m truly doing it !! … I’m soooo nervous however so excited … This may actually be one among my largest challenges but !!
‘I’ve zero ice skating or dance expertise. However I’m going to present it my all and make my household and most of all Nelly and Arthur proud. Want me luck.’
He’s greatest recognized for showing in sitcoms Hounded and Trollied.
Rufus mentioned his look on the ice skating present on Martin and Roman Kemp’s Sunday Finest, telling the father-son duo: ‘I’m doing it for the cash. I don’t know when you’ve heard however about six months in the past this international pandemic hit and made nearly every thing I’ve ever completed to earn a pound be aware disappear!
‘And so this level has arrived they usually mentioned “we’ll pay you” and I mentioned “have you learnt one thing? I really like ice skating!”‘
Dancing On Ice will start on January 17, 2021 on ITV.
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