Dancing On Ice is on its way back to TV for a brand new series – who is on the line up in 2022?
Dancing On Ice will return this month for what will be its thirteenth series.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be back to host Dancing On Ice 2022 starting Sunday, 16 January.
For now, here’s a recap of who will be taking part…
Who’s on Dancing On Ice? CONFIRMED line up
Actress Sally Dynevor 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. Sally said: “Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?! And I’m so scared!”
Happy Mondays star Bez is the second confirmed celebrity for Dancing On Ice’s new series. Joining Dancing On Ice presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on This Morning to make the announcement, Bez said: “At the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice. How I got picked I don’t know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me!”
Stef Reid is a track and field Paralympian who won silver medals in both the Beijing and London Paralympic games. She said: “I’m going to be picking up a new sport this winter and it comes with a little bit of showbiz. I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!”
Reality star Liberty Poole rose to fame on Love Island this summer. On swapping the sun for ice, Liberty said: “I grew up watching Dancing On Ice and my mum actually used to be a figure skater. I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can’t do any tricks, no pirouetting or anything so I’m really looking forward to pushing myself and learning as much as I possibly can.”
Rugby star Ben Foden said of joining Dancing On Ice: “I used to skate a little when I was a kid. I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 (years old) and you’d always see these kids that could do pirouettes that had a proper dancing background. I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at!”
Singer and dancer Regan is the son of legendary footballer Paul Gascoigne. He said: “Obviously I dance and love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!”
Singer Rachel Stevens is best known for her time with S Club 7 and following solo music career. On joining Dancing On Ice, Rachel said: “It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous. It’s one of those things, until you do it you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Brendan Cole is a professional dancer who previously appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. He said: “I’m so, so excited. It’s been a while coming now. I’ve known I’d be doing the show for quite some time and I want to get started, I’m so excited to be on the show.”
Fresh from making history at the Tokyo Olympics this summer and winning Great Britain’s first ever BMX Olympic medal, Kye Whyte is now set to take on the ice. Kye said: “I think I can win Dancing On Ice. I’d love to see if I can make the final because, as I said, I’m very competitive. You know what? I want to make the final!”
Rota Hebden is a TV presenter of the regular entertainment news slot on ITV’s Lorraine. On signing up for Dancing On Ice, Rita said: “It’ll be fun. This is one of ITV’s most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like absolutely, we watch it at home. It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.”
Singer and actress Kimberly Wyatt is best known for her time as part of girl group the Pussycat Dolls. Speaking about signing up for the show, she said: “I’m nervous, that ice is going to hit hard. I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!”
The Vamps’ star Connor Ball is the final name confirmed for the Dancing On Ice 2022 cast. Connor shared: “I’m excited obviously but I’m really nervous. I’m quite clumsy, accident prone. Ice is hard! It was pretty hard to keep the secret. The rest of the band know. They’re super excited for me.”
Dancing On Ice judges
Meanwhile, Dancing On Ice’s judging line up will see Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo return to the panel alongside new judge Oti Mabuse.
Oti said: “I can’t wait to see the celebrities thrive as they learn how to ice-skate and to champion the professional skaters as they create incredible choreography.
“Having been on both sides of the table, I know a little bit about how they’ll be feeling. It’s more than an honour and I already can’t wait to join the family.”
Ahead of the new series, ITV confirmed that John Barrowman will be leaving the show.
Dancing On Ice begins on Sunday, 16 January on ITV.