Dancing On Ice 2013 line up: Bosses 'struggling to sign Olympic stars'

Dancing On Ice

Dancing On Ice 2013 bosses are reportedly struggling to sign Olympic stars.

Most of this year's reality shows have jumped on the Olympic bandwagon, with Olympians appearing in I'm A Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Big Brother.

But Dancing On Ice's risks compared to sitting in a house for three weeks is putting stars off.

The Daily Star Sunday report that TV chiefs are finding it hard to convince athletes to compete, over fears they'll get injured.

Last year's show saw two celebs have to pull out before the show even started, after breaking bones during training.

Dancing On Ice judge Louie Spence said: "The show would love an ­Olympian but there is no way they are going to take any risk. They are not ­going to put their next Olympics or world championships in jeopardy.

“You can easily pick up a knee injury on the ice that could be for life.

“They could ruin their ­career. Dancing On Ice is much more dangerous and more of a ­challenge than Strictly.”

According to the newspaper, Olympic gold medalists Sir Chris Hoy, Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis have all turned down the show, which returns to ITV1 in January.

Louie added: “The Olympics was such a wonderful experience for the whole ­country and I think ­everyone would love to see more of them.

“It would make sense to have an Olympian on the show."

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