Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom joins Dancing On Ice 2019 line up

Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom has become the latest name confirmed for the Dancing On Ice 2019 line up.

Ryan is the sixth celebrity skater confirmed for a brand new series of Dancing on Ice 2019, which returns to ITV in the New Year.

The sports star was announced live on today’s Talksport Radio. He joins Gemma Collins, Richard Blackwood, James Jordan, Brian McFadden and Saira Khan in the line up.

Ryan will be getting his skates and sequins on ready to compete alongside the other celebrities in the quest for glory, under the watchful eye of the skating legends Torvill and Dean, who head up the judging panel.

Each week a total of twelve celebrities will skate live with their professional partners in a bid to impress both the panel and the viewers, who will ultimately decide who wins the show.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show.

On joining the DOI cast, Ryan said “I’m immensely excited. It’s obviously something totally different, massively out of my comfort zone. I’m just going to enjoy the ride, I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m going to embrace it, enjoy it, and have a laugh and a giggle along the way.”

The first names for next year’s series of Dancing On Ice were confirmed earlier this week.

TOWIE star Gemma said: “I know how hard it is. I’ve done my research! I am scared, I am nervous. I really want to give it a go. I love the costumes. I love fun factor!”

And former Strictly Come Dancing star James added: “I can dance but I’m a lot older than I used to be. People are going to probably say I’ve got an unfair advantage but when I got on the ice I actually shocked myself how bad I was. I want to be able to impress Torvill and Dean more than anyone else, but I’m a lot worse than I thought I’d be.”

Dancing On Ice will air on ITV from January.