Dancing On Ice 2013 is Gareth Thomas' toughest challenge yet

Gareth Thomas (Dancing On Ice 2013)

Gareth Thomas has admitted that Dancing On Ice 2013 is the toughest challenge he's taken on.

The former Welsh rugby player has taken on a few shows now, including Celebrity Big Brother.

But he says Dancing On Ice is one of the worst.

“There’s a lot of things I’ve tried to do and this is up there as one of the toughest," he told The Sun newspaper today. “The professionals make it look easy — but you go on the ice and realise, ‘Oh my word, this is solid’. I’ve got so much respect for the professionals now.”

Despite the pain and injuries, Gareth is loving every second the show.

Last night saw the sportsman sail through to the next round after another impressive routine.

He said: “The first time I wore one of the outfits, I looked in the mirror and thought, ‘I look like a giant lime covered in diamonds’.

“But when you enter this world of dancing and skating, you realise it’s about the whole performance.

“The music, the outfits, the sparkles — they’re as important as the skating.

“I never thought in my life I would be wearing leather pants with studs on and sparkles everywhere.

“But actually now I look at myself and think, ‘I feel like the dog’s b******s right now.’”

Browse pictures of tonight’s Dancing On Ice performances below…

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