Dancing On Ice 2013: New series start date confirmed

Dancing On Ice 2013

The Dancing On Ice 2013 launch date has been confirmed this week, with ITV revealing the new series start date.

The show will be returning for an eighth series on January 6, with twelve celebrities taking to the ice and skating live for the public's votes for the first time.

Olympic skating superstars Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will once again be back to train the novice skaters into (hopefully) pro performers in just a few weeks.

The stars will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Matthew Wolfenden, Sam Attwater, Hayley Tamaddon, Ray Quinn, Suzanne Shaw, Kyran Bracken and Gaynor Faye, by performing on the ice live each week to win the approval of the all important Judges, capture the hearts of the nation, and compete for the title of Dancing on Ice Champion 2013.

Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley will also be back ring-side to preside over all the action and the Judges, which includes the return of Jason Gardiner and new judge Hayley Tamaddon, will be on hand to deliver their verdicts.

With mind-blowing performances from Torvill & Dean, awe-inspiring tricks from our skating professionals and a cast of celebrities with everything to play for, this year’s show promises to be the most spectacular yet as our stars spin, jump and headbang their way to skating stardom!

Celebs spotted in rehearsals for the new show are set to include telly host Anthea Turner, former X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie and comic Joe Pasquale.

They're expected to join a line up which will also include baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson and comedian Keith Chegwin, who had to quit last year's series after breaking his arm during rehearsals.

Browse the Dancing On Ice line up below...

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