Corrie stars 'snub Dancing On Ice line up' over fears of injury

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Stars of ITV soap Coronation Street are said to have snubbed offers to join Dancing On Ice next year.

The celebrity ice skating series made a TV comeback in January and has already been renewed for 2019.

While the current series has only recently wrapped up, rumour has it that work on next year's cast has already begun.

But bosses are said to have been turned down by a number of soap stars.

Jennie McAlpine - who last year appeared on I'm A Celebrity - said: "If you hear my name mentioned alongside the words Dancing on Ice you must get me to a doctor.

“I can’t put one foot in front of the other anyway, let alone skate."

An insider claimed to the Daily Mirror and a lot of the actors feared being left injured.

They said: “A lot of the cast have turned down the chance of appearing on Dancing on Ice. Most of them love watching the show, but aren’t very keen on signing up.

“They reckon there could be too much of a risk of being injured.”

It was X Factor singer Jake Quickenden who was crowned the winner of Dancing On Ice's comeback series.

Confirming the show's return for 2019, Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV, said “The show's welcome back has exceeded our expectations and it's been fantastic to see the audience at home loving it. The recommission is a no brainer and it's brilliant for everyone involved to know it'll be back next year.”

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Studios Creative Director, added: “All of us missed Dancing on Ice while the show was off screen and it seems all our viewers did too… our on screen changes have been brilliantly received and we’re looking forward to getting our skates on for series two.”

Dancing On Ice airs on ITV.

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