Dancing On Ice professionals confirmed for 2019 series

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Dancing On Ice has confirmed its professional skaters for the 2019 series.

There are a number of familiar faces, plus some newbies for the show's eleventh season.

The professionals will consist of original Dancing on Ice skater and series favourite Matt Evers, last year’s champion Vanessa Bauer, two husband and wife skaters, Alex Schauman and Lukasz Royzcki and Carlotta Edwards and Alexander Demetriou.

Plus, there's series veterans Sylvain Longchambon, Brianne Delcourt and Mark Hanretty, and returning fresh from their series debut last year, Alexandra Murphy, Brandee Malto and Hamish Gaman.

Carlotta and Alexander both appear on the show for the first time, while Alex and Lukasz return to the professionals’ stable having featured in previous series.

Over the coming weeks, the professionals will be paired with the celebrity partners and begin training ahead of the first live show in the New Year.

Other backstage changes include Karen Barber returning as Head Coach, while Dan Whiston becomes Associate Creative Director.

Dancing On Ice 2019 pros

The full list of skaters is:

Male Skaters
Sylvain Longchambon (38, France)
Hamish Gaman (35, UK)
Matt Evers (41, USA)
Alexander Demetriou (28, UK)
Lukasz Rozycki (39, Poland)
Mark Hanretty (33, UK)

Female Skaters
Alexandra Murphy (30, USA)
Brandee Malto (38, USA)
Brianne Delcourt (37, Canada)
Carlotta Edwards (29, Canada)
Alex Schauman (38, Finland)
Vanessa Bauer (22, Germany)

The line up of Dancing On Ice 2019 contestants were announced earlier this year.

The 12 names on the cast include eality star Gemma Collins, actor Richard Blackwood, dancer James Jordan, Westlife singer Brian McFadden, TV personality Saira Khan, cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Aussie actor Mark Little and soap star Jane Danson.

X Factor's Saara Aalto, Grease legend Didi Conn, most famous for her role as Frenchie in the hit musical movie, and Love Island star Wes Nelson completed the cast.

Dancing On Ice will air on ITV in the new year.

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