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2 October 2020, 11:11
Who are the confirmed contestants for Dancing On Ice 2021?
Dancing On Ice will return to our screens next year, with a fresh batch of famous faces ready to compete for the coveted trophy.
The skating contest, which will air on ITV in January, features Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield as hosts, and is in its thirteenth season.
A number of celebrities have already been confirmed for the series - see the full line-up below.
Jason is the latest celebrity to be confirmed for the show.
The former Neighbours star said: “The news is out!! I am delighted to announce I am taking part in Dancing on Ice.”
And taking to Twitter, he added: “I’ve always loved my winter sports, skiing, skating, snowboarding… I quite like my après ski as well! I can’t wait to get on the ice, have some fun and bring a big smile to everyone’s face in 2021!”
Corrie actress has also been confirmed for the series.
She told Lorraine Kelly: “I’m so excited! I had to meet with the team, they had to see me on the ice and there was a coach to review the basics."
Loose Women panelist Denise will also be taking part in the series.
The news was accidentally announced by her fellow panelist Linda Robson, with Denise then saying: “I’m really excited. Finally I get to tell people because I’ve literally kept this a secret.”
Emmerdale star Joe said of his decision to sign up: “I’m so excited to learn something new. I’m in it to win it, 100 per cent!”
Myleene, a presenter on Heart's sister station Smooth, will also join next year's line-up.
She wrote on Twitter: “Guess who won’t be holding the coats by the side of the rink anymore!My girls have been begging me to do @dancingonice. I’ve always been scared my piano fingers will get sliced off! Anyway,I want to make them proud, show them I’m up for a challenge and try for a bum like Jlo.”
Musician and rapper Lady Leshur said of the news: "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.
"I’m petrified, [but] 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."
Rebekah Vardy, who has dominated headlines over the last few months following the 'Wagatha Christie' row, has also signed up to Dancing On Ice.
She said: "I’m so ready for the sequins and full glam squad. After months of lockdown it will be good to get the glam on."
Former Olympic skiier Graham chatted to pal and fellow athlete Colin Jackson about the news he'd signed up on BBC Breakfast: "Ice doesn’t scare me, it’s the dancing whereas I know you can dance, Colin."
Former sprinter and hurdling athlete Colin said: "I can do a little bit of skating. I think with sport in itself you’ve certainly got a bit of balance and that will be transferable in this circumstance. How much dancing we’ll do, who knows?! We’ll see how the choreography goes."
Sonny Jay, The Capital Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp, from Heart's sister station Capital, announced the news on air, saying: "I’m going to be doing Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I don’t know how I kept it a secret."
Billie Shepherd is the most recent celeb to be confirmed for the series.
She announced the news on Instagram, writing: "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 ... 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 🥰❤️".