Dancing On Ice 2013 line up: Gareth Thomas, Joe Pasquale join the show

Gareth Thomas

Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas and comic Joe Pasquale will join the Dancing On Ice 2013 line up, it's been claimed.

Fresh from his stint in Celebrity Big Brother last year, Gareth will be joining the ITV1 series to face a new challenge.

Also on the line up is Olympic boxer Luke Campbell, who will be joined on the ice by fellow Olympian, gymnast Beth Tweddle.

A show insider told The Sun toay: “Bosses are determined to get the best line-up they can for this year’s show and hope some double Olympic magic will boost ratings.

“Luke was one of the hunks of this year’s Games and producers hope he will bring in a whole new audience.”

Luke has already been spotted in training for the show, which returns in the new year, along with Corrie actress Samia Ghadie.

Other stars on [cat c="dancing on ice"]Dancing On Ice 2013[/cat] are said to include singer Dionne Bromfield, soap star Matt Lapinskas and telly host Anthea Turner.

TOWIE's Lauren Goodger and US star Pamela Anderson have also both been linked to the new series, which starts in January on ITV1.

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