Three more celebrities have been confirmed for the Dancing On Ice 2019 line up today.
Following Gemma Collins and Richard Blackwood joining the cast, James Jordan, Brian McFadden and Saira Khan have all also been announced.
Former Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer James Jordan was the third celebrity skaters confirmed for a brand new series of Dancing on Ice 2019 on today’s BBC Radio Five Live Breakfast
On joining the show, James said “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.”
Joining James is singer Brian McFadden, of boy band Westlife.
Brian said: “I’m very excited. I’ve already been practising out the back garden on my rollerblades and my mum says I’m a one man Torvill and Dean.”
Also confirmed for the show today was Saira Khan. Saira was announced live on today’s Loose Women. She joins Gemma Collins, Richard Blackwood, James Jordan and Brian McFadden in the line up.
Saira said: “I’m in it to win it! I thought ‘I’m too old, I can’t do it, I’m going fall.’ And my little boy said ‘have you heard yourself mum?’ He shamed me into it. I’m doing this for my kids. Honestly I cannot skate. I’ve never been on ice skates.”
The five confirmed names will be getting their skates and sequins on ready to compete alongside seven 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 the 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, which will return to ITV in 2019.