Sally Dynevor has been confirmed for the next series of Dancing On Ice.
The actress is best known for her role as Sally Webster on ITV soap Coronation Street which she has played for 35 years.
she will be swapping the cobbles for the ice as the first celebrity skater confirmed to take part in Dancing on Ice 2022.
Joining Lorraine on ITV this morning (4 October) to exclusively reveal the news, Sally said: “Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?! And I’m so scared!”
Asked if she’s skated before, Sally said: “No never! I went with Hattie [her daughter] when she was little and I had a penguin and then thought this is too hard so I’ll go and get a coffee!”
She went on to say: “This is a massive challenge, Lorraine. It really, really is. I’m not getting any younger, I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get so that when I’m old I can say you know what? I gave it a go.”
More rumoured contestants currently include Mrs Brown's Boys star Gary Hollywood and Love Island's Toby Aromolaran.
Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Apati told the Daily Mirror recently: "Toby wouldn't be the first Islander to swap the villa for a stint on the ice, and the latest odds suggest there's every chance he follows in the footsteps of Wes Nelson and Maura Higgins next series."
The new series of DOI will begin in 2022 on ITV. Hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield the show usually airs on Sunday nights from January.
As ever, each week a line up of celebs will hit the rink live together with their pro skaters to try and get top marks from the judging line up. The latest series saw Torvill and Dean, Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman on the judges' panel.