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Dancing On Ice contestants: Confirmed line up of celebrities for new series

Who's on Dancing On Ice line up 2023 confirmed

Dancing On Ice is on its way back to TV for a brand new series – who is on the line up in 2023?

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Dancing On Ice will return from Sunday, 15 January for what will be its fifteenth series overall.

ITV have now revealed all the names on the line up with eleven celebs confirmed – here’s a recap of who will be taking part…

Who’s on Dancing On Ice? CONFIRMED line up

Patsy Palmer

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Patsy Palmer.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Patsy Palmer. ©ITV Plc

The actress and DJ is the first confirmed name on the new series. On signing up, Patsy said: “I wanted to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I thought ‘I’ll just go for it’ and it seems like a lot of fun.”

Patsy added: “My pact that I made with myself when I was 50 was I have to do things to challenge myself for the next couple of years. This is for all the 50 year-olds out there that think they can’t challenge themselves!”

 

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu. ©ITV Plc

Fresh from winning Love Island this summer, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is confirmed for Dancing On Ice’s line up.

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Ekin-Su said: “I’ve got some amazing news to tell you, I’m going to be doing this year’s Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice!”

 

Joey Essex

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joey Essex.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joey Essex. ©ITV Plc

TV personality Joey Essex will be skating into the show next year.

Joey said: “I would love to win. I’m going to put all my energy into this. This stage in my life, I’m so ready for this”. Speaking about how he’ll feel about receiving comments from the judges, Joey added: “I’m doing it for me. I want to impress the judges but I want to impress myself. I’m going to put all my effort into this.

 

Mollie Gallagher

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Mollie Gallagher.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Mollie Gallagher. ©ITV Plc

Swapping the Rovers for the rink will be Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher.

Mollie said: “I’m really excited. I’ve not really felt nervous yet, strangely. But being here today, I am now feeling it a little bit!” On seeking advice from her Coronation Street co-stars, Mollie added: “I’ll be getting all the tips I can because I’m going to need it!”

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The Vivienne

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: The Vivienne.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: The Vivienne. ©ITV Plc

Drag Queen and TV personality The Vivienne will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023!

The Vivienne said: “This is honestly a dream come true and I can’t wait to start training on the ice. To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour. I think it’s a big step forward for queer representation on TV.”

 

John Fashanu

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: John Fashanu.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: John Fashanu. ©ITV Plc

Football legend John will be taking to the ice rink next year.

Speaking about signing up for the series, John said: “I’m so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to people that I’m very competitive – I am definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge!”

 

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Carley Stenson

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Carly Stenson.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Carly Stenson. ©ITV Plc

Actress Carley Stenson is best known for her roles in Hollyoaks and Doctors as well as her stage roles in in the West End.

Speaking about signing up for Dancing on Ice, Carley said: “I’m so excited that I get to learn how to dance…on ice! I’m terrified but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.”

 

Siva Kaneswaran

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Siva Kaneswaran.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Siva Kaneswaran. ©ITV Plc

Singer Siva Kaneswaran is best known for his time in boy band The Wanted. He said of signing up: “I’m very excited. I’m trying to be positive and not be in a fearful mindset! I’m looking forward to meeting all the cast.

“I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see and hopefully not make a fool of myself!”

 

Michelle Heaton

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Michelle Heaton.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Michelle Heaton. ©ITV Plc

Singer and TV personality Michelle Heaton first rose to fame in pop group Liberty X.

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She said: “I’ve always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really truly grateful that I’ve got it this year when I’m a lot stronger.”

 

Nile Wilson

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Nile Wilson.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Nile Wilson. ©ITV Plc

Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson announced he would be taking part on his YouTube channel.

Nile said: “I’m going to be on ITV’s Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing. I’ve certainly not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.”

 

Darren Harriott

Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Darren Harriott.
Dancing on Ice: SR15 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Darren Harriott. ©ITV Plc

Comedian Darren Harriott has regularly appeared on TV shows including Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg, Mock the Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats

He said of joining the series: “I’ve got giant feet, I don’t skate and I can’t dance! My family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!”

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Dancing On Ice will begin on ITV1 and ITVX from Sunday, 15 January at 6:30PM.

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