Confirmed: The Dancing On Ice 2011 line up and full pairings!

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With less than a month to go until the skating reality telly show Dancing On Ice returns to our screens, the official line up and pairings have been confirmed. 16 skaters will start the series, but in a twist which was revealed at the weekend, just 12 will remain after two weeks!

Music rapper Vanilla Ice kicks of this list, being paired with 30-year-old British skater Katie Stainsby. Talking about the show, Ice said: "I am looking forward to having a good time, it is an adventure. It is something that I will be able to talk about with everyone and I am way out of my element and comfort zone."

Aussie soapstar Craig McLachlan will join forces with fellow Australian skater Marian Filippov, while Radio 1's Dave Vitty will be skating alongside Frankie.

Miltary hero Johnson Beharry will be skating together with Canadian Jodeyne Higgins who makes her Dancing On Ice debut appearance. Elsewhere TV presenter Jeff Brazier is paired with Isabelle Gauthier. Brazier said of Isabelle: "She is great, she's really wonderful. She's the perfect partner because she's got a real work ethic and wants to go that extra mile!"

Other pairings include Eastenders star Sam Attwater teaming up with Brianne Delcourt and rival soap star Steven Arnold skating with petite Russian skater Nina Ulanova.

Cricket legend Dominic Cork will team up with Alexandra Schauman, who makes her second appearance on Dancing On Ice. Loose Woman Denise Welch will be skating with Dancing On Ice veteran Matt Evers.

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Meanwhile kids TV presenter Laura Hamilton has been paired with hunky Canadian Colin Ratushniak while Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe will perform alongside Sylvian Longchambon, a new professional skater for the 2011 series.

Ex-wag Elen Rivas will skate with Lukasz Rozycki while Chloe Madeley - who describes herself as "Marmite" - has been paired with French skater Michael Zenezini.

Eastenders actress Nadia Sawalha will skate together with Mark Hanretty, another new skater for the 2011 series. Angela Rippon meanwhile will take part in the show with Candadian skater Sean Rice.

Completing the line up is reality star and former singer Kerry Katona who is paired with British skater Dan Whiston. Chatting about the pairing, Kerry said: "My skating partner is Dan Whiston, who within a few weeks has become such a good friend, and he is the best skating partner. I had the biggest grin on my face for days when I found out he was my skating partner, I’m so happy."

Dancing On Ice kicks off on ITV1 on January 9.

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