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 and Ashley Banjo also coming back, the new series is going to be exactly what we need to cure those January blues.
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But first things first, we need some celebrities! All 12 of the exciting faces joining the 2022 series have been named. Click through the gallery to see who they are...
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Coronation Street legend - and mum to Bridgerton breakout star Phoebe Dynevor - Sally Dynevor MBE was the first contestant to be announced for this year's celebrity line-up. We can't wait to see the soap star swap the cobbles for the ice!
Chatting on Lorraine, she revealed that she had never skated before and was both excited and nervous to start training. She said: "Now everyone knows I'm doing it I can't back out can I?! And I'm so scared!"
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Happy Mondays star Bez will be putting on his skates to entertain us in the winter months. Speaking about the exciting news, he told Holly and Philip on This Morning: "At the moment it's more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice. How I got picked I don't know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me!"
We can't wait to see Team GB Paralympian Stef Reid take to the ice! Announcing the news Good Morning Britain, 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!"
After a dramatic end to her Love Island journey, which saw her and now ex Jake Cornish split and exit the show just days before the final, the newly single Liberty Poole will be swapping the sun for the ice.
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The 21-year-old student from Birmingham may even have an advantage, as her mum actually used to be a figure skater! She added: "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 star Ben Foden is getting his skates on! On taking to the ice, the sportsman said: "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!"
Son of legendary footballer Paul Gascoigne, Regan Gascoigne, has been announced as part of the 2022 line-up! Speaking about why he decided to sign up, the 25-year-old singer and dancer said: "Obviously, I dance and love dancing, but it's the skill of this. I've always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!"
She's no stranger to showing off her competitive side, thanks to her time on Strictly Come Dancing and Masterchef in recent years, so we have a feeling Rachel Stevens is going to be one to watch! After the news was announced on This Morning, the former S Club Seven star gushed about the upcoming series: "It now feels really real, this is really happening. I'm so excited, obviously really nervous. It's one of those things, until you do it you don't know what's going to happen."
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On why she chose to take part, she added: "The opportunity came up and I thought what an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill. I love the whole idea of working with a team and your partner and also for my girls to be a part of this. They are at an age now where they love all the costumes."
Brendan Cole has swapped the ballroom for the ice rink! The former Strictly professional has been confirmed as part of the lineup for the 2022 series, revealing that he has "known [he'd] be doing the show for quite some time". Appearing on Loose Women, Brendan said that while he needs to brush up on his skating, he's "a fairly confident person and I like to think I’m going to be good at what I put my hand to or my feet to!" He added: "You can expect to be a bit wobbly on ice but I was hoping I was going to be better than I was. I’ve got time to learn. I’m just going to embrace the whole experience and I’m very excited to get started.”
TV presenter Ria Hebden, best known for her stints on Lorraine and This Morning, is the latest celebrity to sign up for Dancing on Ice. Announcing the exciting news, she said: "It'll be fun. This is one of ITV's most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like absolutely, we watch it at home. It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill." She went on to say: "You've got to say yes to things that excite you, that are a little bit scary because that's when the growth happens - I'm hoping so anyway!"
Kye Whyte, fresh off the back of his silver medal win at Tokyo 2020 for BMX racing, will be donning his skates shoes in this year's competition! His decision to take part in the show was announced on CBBC's Newsround, where he confessed that while he did roller-skating as a youngster, that's the extent of his abilities so it seems like many others, he has a lot to learn between now and January.
Pussycat Doll's Kimberly Wyatt is the 11th celebrity confirmed to be taking to the ice in Dancing On Ice 2022. She announced the news while talking to fellow Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts on Heart Breakfast and said, "I'm nervous, that ice is going to hit hard. I'm just excited to see what I can do on there. I'm up for a challenge!"
Connor Ball from the boyband The Vamps completes the 2022 lineup! The 25-year-old confirmed the exciting news while speaking to Roman Kemp, Sian Welby and current Dancing On Ice champion Sonny Jay on Capital. He said: "I'm excited obviously but I'm really nervous. I'm quite clumsy, accident prone. Ice is hard! It was pretty hard to keep the secret. The rest of the band know. They're super excited for me." Over on Twitter, it seems the nerves have got the better of him, as he asked his followers not to tell him to "break a leg" as the singer is concerned he actually will!
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