The Eastenders actor is one of fourteen celebs returning to the ice for a second series as part of an all star line up.
This year, Gary skates with Katie Stainsby – Gary previously skated Maria Filippov in series 5 and Katie’s last partner was Vanilla Ice in series 6.
The Bill actor revealed that his tough work schedule had meant a cutback to the Christmas celebrations earlier this week in order to prepare for the first live show.
"I had loads of plans for Christmas," Gary said. “I absolutely love Christmas shopping and I’m a big kid myself going into Hamleys, but I’ve had to do a lot of it online this year. I do feel a bit cheated.”
Meanwhile, also seen tumbling in training was Joe Pasquale. The comic will be skating with Robin Johnstone this time around – Joe previously skated with Vicky Ogden in series 8 and Robin’s last partner was Gareth Thomas in series 8.
Other celebs joining them in the line up include soap star Hayley Tammadon, actor Sam Attwater and Hear’Say singer Suzanne Shaw.
The first live show kicks off on ITV on January 5.
Browse pictures of the stars in rehearsals below...