It's that time of year again! The excitement for Dancing On Ice is certainly building now that ITV have announced a number of celebrities that will be taking to the ice in the new year.
With Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield returning as presenters, and expert panellists Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo also coming back, the new series is going to be exactly what we need in these current times.
But first things first, we need some celebrities! So far, a number of exciting names such Jason Donovan and Myleene Klass have been revealed as part of the line-up. We'll be keeping you updated with the full line-up as it's announced.
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Musician and presenter Myleene Klass was announced as the first celebrity taking to the ice for the new series, and we can't help but think she's going to go far!
Posting on Instagram, Myleene couldn't hide her excitement on joining. She wrote: "I am so, SO excited to be joining the cast of @dancingonice.
"My girls have always wanted me to do this but I've always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!
"Anyway, I want to make them proud and show them I'm up for a challenge when completely out of my comfort zone but most of all, I want a bum like Jlo!"
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The second celebrity to be added to the Dancing On Ice family was Emmerdale actor Joe Warren-Plant.
After being revealed on This Morning by presenter Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Joe expressed his joy to be taking to the ice, and also admitted he's looking forward to the glitz and glam of the show.
"I'm super excited. I'm glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training, just to try my best and learn a new skill. It's a new challenge, I've never done anything like it before, so super excited."
When asked about the show's iconic costumes, the actor said: "I can't wait. I love getting dressed up, fancy dress parties, it's all part of the fun."
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Denise van Outen
She's no stranger to showing off her performing skills thanks to her time on Strictly Come Dancing and The Masked Singer in recent years, so we have a feeling Denise is going to be one to watch!
After the news was announced on Loose Women, the star gushed about the upcoming series: "I'm really excited," she said. "I can dance, I can move, so that is going to help me a bit," Denise added.
"But being on the ice is completely different, and I think even the pro skaters, even pro dancers that have tried ice skating say it's completely different.
"If I can marry the two I should be alright, but I don't know. The thing is as I've got older I'm not as confident on the ice as I would've been when I was younger, so that's against me a little bit."
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Coronation Street actor Faye Brooks was revealed as the fourth contestant live on Lorraine on Thursday morning, and we can't to see her moves!
She told Lorraine Kelly: "This is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!"
Speaking about former Corrie colleagues, Jane Danson and Brooke Vincent who have both previously taken part in Dancing on Ice, Faye said: "As soon as this interview is over I can contact them but I've obviously had to keep this to myself.
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"It's the biggest secret I've kept in my life! I saw Brooke yesterday and I was desperate to tell her but I thought one more day and I’ll be able to. She'll be my first text message after I've finished this interview."
Stage and screen legend Jason Donovan is joining the team and we think he's going to be AMAZING. Appearing on This Morning, the actor and singer told Phillip and Holly he was thrilled to be involved and that he's a "big fan" of winter sports.
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"With a show like this you really have to dedicate and work hard at it," he said. "[I also have] the opportunity to spend Sunday night with you guys!"
Radio presenter Sonny Jay will be showing off his moves on the ice next year! Speaking on the Capital FM Radio Breakfast show, the DJ said he couldn't wait to take part in the competition, telling friend and fellow Capital DJ Roman Kemp: "I'm going to be doing Dancing On Ice! I'm so excited, I don't know how I kept it a secret."
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Roman couldn't hide his excitement for his co-star: "You might fall over a few times and it might hurt but I think you're going to smash this. I've got a lot of faith in you, pal."
Sonny replied: "I don't want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don't want to be a meme the next day!"
Colin Jackson CBE
The Olympian was revealed in the line-up as the seventh and eighth celebrities confirmed to take part in Dancing on Ice 2021.
Appearing on BBC Breakfast alongside eight contestant to be announced Graham Bell, Colin said: "The first thing for us all is to get used to our boots. I don't know if you've tried ice skating boots but they are pretty tight so we've got to get our feet in there and start getting used to balancing on them. We won't get onto the ice fully until the middle of October."
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Graham Bell and athlete Colin Jackson
Graham Bell became the seventh celebrity confirmed to take part in Dancing on Ice 2021.
The sportsman appeared live on BBC Breakfast on Saturday to confirm the news that he will be joining the competition alongside the previously announced Myleene Klass, Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brookes, Jason Donovan and Sonny Jay.
Talking to hosts John Kay and Sally Nugent, five-time Olympic skier Graham Bell said: "Ice doesn't scare me, it's the dancing whereas I know you can dance, Colin [Jackson]."
He admitted the extent of his dancing experience was confined to "dancing on tables, wearing ski boots in après ski. It's not graceful and elegant!"
The ninth contestant was announced to join Dancing on Ice earlier this week on GMB and it's.... Rebekah Vardy!
Joining Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to announce the news she said: "My dad taught me how to stand up on a pair of skates when I was about seven years old."
"He used to take us to the local ice rink so it's a really fun family thing for us to have done together and I'm really excited actually."
"The only time I've been ice skating since is when we take the kids to our local ice rink at Christmas to have a really good time."
Coming in at number 10 on the line-up of celebrities for 2021 is rapper and singer Lady Leshurr.
Joining Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Kiss Breakfast to announce the news she said: "Oh my gosh I don't [know] what I've got myself in for but everyone knows me to be that person to just throw myself in at the deep end and I just wing it a lot of the time."
She added, "I'm petrified, I've always wanted to ice skate so what's better than doing it in front of millions of people. I'm looking forward to having a new skill, [skating] backwards and just showing off in front of my friends."
We think she'll be fab!
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TV personality Billie Faiers is set to take to the ice for the new series, and we can't to see how she gets on.
Confirming on her social media channels today, Billie said: "I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part in @dancingonice. I still can't believe I am actually doing it !! I am soooo nervous but so excited.
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"This will honestly be one of my biggest challenges yet !! I have zero ice skating or dance experience. But I’m going to give it my all and make my family and most of all Nelly and Arthur proud. Wish me luck ️ #dancingonice"
Actor and comedian Rufus Hound was revealed as the final contestant in the 2021 line-up for Dancing On Ice.
Announcing the news on Martin and Roman's Sunday Best recently, Rufus joked: "I'm doing it for the money. I don't know if you've heard but about six months ago this global pandemic hit and made just about everything I've ever done to earn a pound note disappear!
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"And so this point has arrived and they said 'we'll pay you' and I said 'do you know something? I love ice skating!"
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