Christopher Dean had to convince Bonnie Langford to return to Dancing On Ice

Bonnie Langford (Dancing On Ice 2014)

Dancing On Ice 2014 celeb Bonnie Langford had to be convinced to return by Christopher Dean.

Fourteen stars from the past eight series will reunite on this year’s final run, as they compete to be crowned the champion of champions.

And Bonnie Langford, who originally finished third in series 1, admitted this week she was "very reluctant" to make a comeback.

"Christopher Dean swung it for me. He was very persuasive and he promised me a cappuccino every day!" she told STV. "He tweeted me a lot because I was very worried about the competition. I actually laughed in that nervous kind of laughter way when they first offered me a place. I had a good time when I did it and I didn't want to spoil that memory.

"I am now nine years older and I know how physical and emotional it is. My daughter is also 13 now and my husband is going to be away on tour and so the logistics of working that out alone is tough."

This time around Bonnie will be skating wit Andrei Lipanov, having previously skated with Matt Evers in series 1 while Andrei’s last partner was Heidi Range in series 7.

But a new partner doesn't really matter for Bonnie, who explained she hasn't skated at all since her last appearance on the show in 2006.

She said: "I had done nothing since. I put my head in my hands on the first day for at least ten minutes. That was the difficult part to just get back on the ice. I decided that if I couldn't do it, there was my answer. If I could do it then I would have to choose. And I could do it.

"I was very wobbly at first, really wobbly in fact and I don't like to count how many times I have fallen over."

Dancing On Ice kicks off this Sunday night on ITV.

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