Tonight's Dancing On Ice 2014 to see 'brutal' twist

 Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley (Dancing On Ice)

Dancing On Ice 2014 will launch tonight with a "brutal" twist.

Fourteen contestants from the past eight series have returned for another run on the ITV show, although only seven will be skating tonight.

The first line up of celebs taking to the ice is Emmerdale's Hayley Tamaddon, Pop Idol's Gareth Gates, X Factor's Ray Quinn, comic Joe Pasquale, actress Bonnie Langford, Hollyoaks beauty Jorgie Porter and rugby hunk Kyran Bracken.

But they'll face a tough challenge with TWO of the five being booted out in tonight's results.

Show host Phillip Schofield teased on Twitter this afternoon: “A very cruel twist at the end, it’s going to be brutal! But the standard of skating in immense #DOI.”

It's expected that the celeb with the fewest public votes will get the axe straight away, while the judges will decide between the next two lowest polling celebs.

The nerves are already hitting the line up, with Gareth tweeting: "Today's the day. On my way to Elstree for @dancingonice Eeeeeek. What's good for nerves?!!! "

And Haley added: "ITS TODAY! AARRRGGH!!! @dancingonice #DOI"

Dancing On Ice 2014 starts tonight at 6:15PM on ITV.

Browse pictures of the all star Dancing On Ice line up below...

Subscribe on YouTube