Dancing On Ice 2023 line up of celebrities and their pro partners revealedDancing On Ice 2023 celebrity couples confirmed
The Dancing On Ice celebrity and pro couples have been revealed for 2023.
Dancing On Ice will return on ITV1 and ITVX tonight, Sunday, 15 January at 6:30PM.
A total of 11 celebrities will be skating to impress the ice panel as well as the viewers at home.
Previously the full line up of pro skaters were revealed, with some familiar faces from the past series returning alongside a number of new skaters.
Now the full list of pairings have been confirmed…
Dancing On Ice celebrity and pro couples
11 brand new contestants on Dancing On Ice 2023 were first revealed last year. Meet them and their pro partners below…
Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers
Actress & DJ Patsy says: “I thought I wasn’t going to do this because it’s going to be too hard! I was also thinking about my age and that I might hurt myself and I’m in LA, I didn’t know how it would work. But then I thought it could work out quite well. It’s definitely going to be a brilliant challenge. I always want my kids to see it’s good to be doing fun things, challenging yourself and getting out there. And to get nice and fit!”
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Brendyn Hatfield
Love Island winner Ekin-Su says: “I’m really competitive and I used to ice-skate when I was a little girl – I did a show when I was six or seven and then I started doing ballet. I’ve always had a performance side in my blood and I do think Dancing on Ice will be hard but it’s an opportunity to show a different audience a side to me. I think I’d be good and I can see myself winning it.”
Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer
TV personality Joey says: “I think the reason I’ve decided to do this is it’s going to bring a nice bit of structure into my life. I also like competition and I’m very competitive. For me, this is very exciting. Taking part in Dancing on Ice now is the right time for me. If you spoke to Joey Essex at 23 and 24, I could have said ‘yes’ to it but I probably wouldn’t have put 100% into it. I feel like doing something like this, I’m very ready for it.”
Coronation Street star Mollie says: “I think I’ve always found the idea of ice skating really magical. There are always ice rinks at Christmas and it has this magic vibe. Also, as I’ve gotten older I’ve realised that I don’t have very good coordination and I’m always thinking ‘How can I improve it?’ After doing Dancing on Ice, I’ll be able to do anything! I don’t even drive but once I do this, I’m going to get
that driving license.”
The Vivienne and Colin Grafton
Drag queen The Vivienne says: “I’ve always watched the show and thought ‘How amazing is it that the celebs pick it up so quickly?’ And I’ve wondered if I’ll be able to do that. I’m very competitive and I want to win. I want to show people a different side of me.”
John Fashanu and Alexandra Schauman
Football legend John says: “I thought this is something which would push my talents. I’ve been good at martial arts, boxing and playing football and the ultimate is doing something that is going to push you to the limits! I think Dancing on Ice is going to push me right to the limit much more than any other sports programme.”
Carley Stenson and Mark Hanretty
Actress and West End star Carley says: “Getting to learn something and hopefully add a string to your bow – I’m extremely grateful to have this opportunity. The glamorous part of it with the costumes! And getting to dance again. I’ve been hungry to dance again and I’m fully aware this is going to be different to dancing but I love performing and to do it in any capacity because it’s in my blood. It’s an incredible opportunity, I would never get to do this on my own.”
Siva Kaneswaran and Klabera Komini
The Wanted singer Siva says: “I’ve decided this year to do a lot of things that I’d never do and face my fears. Obviously, this year has been eye opening for me with Tom and witnessing his courage, which was infectious to say the least. It reminded me that life was worth living and to take it all and to enjoy it. From that, I’ve been making decisions based on that – doing my driving test finally in Los Angeles, booking the flight I wanted to always go on, and signing up to a songwriting degree course. In comparison, it’s just not as scary anymore, all my fears have shrunk.”
Michelle Heaton and Łukasz Różycki
Singer Michelle says: “I’ve always watched the show and I’m a massive fan of the show. My band mate Jessica [Taylor] did it many years ago and I’ve always wanted to do the show but it’s never been my time. Obviously, I’ve suffered from addictions so even though I’ve always wanted to do the show and my name has been in the hat, it was never the right time. I feel really strong and ready. I
want to do it because it’s always been on my bucket list. The show is magical – the costumes and doing something that is different and outside my box.”
Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart
Olympic gymnast Nile says: “It’s an unbelievable opportunity. I’ve been retired from sport for the last couple of years. You struggle to find the real purpose, it’s a really difficult thing. This is something that is learning a new skill, it’s essentially a new sport and I’m excited to feel like a professional athlete again. I’m going to take my training seriously. I’m a competitor so I really, really want to win! There is a fire inside of me that makes me a competitor. It’s going to be a really amazing experience.”
Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard
Comedian Darren says: “I like dancing and I like ice, that is actually a lie – I hate both! Why would I sign up for this? What’s wrong with me? I’m looking forward to it, I just want to be graceful. I like learning new skills and Dancing on Ice is a new skill. I’m not a graceful guy, I don’t have much grace. I’ve always said I’m like a full fridge and I want this fridge to move like it’s got wheels. I want to look good, be graceful and feel confident on the ice. I’m probably not going to quit comedy for ice skating, however if I can look really good then I might keep it going.”
The new series of DOI will launch on Sunday, 15 January at 6:30PM.
Fronted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield the show will air Sunday nights throughout the new year.
Torvill and Dean will return to behind the judges’ desk alongside Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse.
As always, in each episode a line up of all star contestants will hit the rink live together with their professional skaters to try and impress the panel.