Dancing On Ice 2013: Oona King to surprise viewers?

Oona King (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Former MP Oona King could surprise viewers on Dancing On Ice 2013.

Oona is amongst twelve celebs taking to the ice for the new series, which starts on January 6 on ITV1.

The Baroness has been partnered with Mark Hanretty, who is on the show for a third series.

And he's been pretty impressed in training!

Mark said: “Training is going really well and Oona has blown away all my stereotypes about politicians.

“For a 45-year-old who has never skated before she is doing incredibly well."

Speaking to the WE, Mark said: “We have been going through basic skills, which anyone who has seen me coaching at iceSheffield will know I am a stickler for, and also some lifts.

“My aim this year is to get further than the halfway mark, and then who knows what might happen? I just hope the people of South Yorkshire vote to keep us in.”

He added: “Dancing on Ice is great for raising the profile of ice skating and I hope my appearance on the show can inspire more people to think about giving it a go.”

Oona herself said: “Training has been going very well and Mark is a great coach.

“I am just focusing on getting the choreography of the routine right for the live show.”

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