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Dancing on Ice 2021 Line-Up

With Strictly weeks away from launch, ITV have announced which celebrities will be taking part in the next series of Dancing on Ice.

Returning to ITV in the new year, each week twelve celebrities will skate live with their professional partners as they try to impress both the panel and the viewers who will ultimately decide who wins the show.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles as judges.

Here are the 12 confirmed famous faces who'll be taking part in the 2021 series...

Myleene Klass

Musician & Presenter

"I have a 13 year old daughter and a 9 year old daughter who are obsessed with ice skating. They both ice skate and I stand there and I hold the coats. That’s my role – to tie the shoelaces and hold the coats. Now it's my turn to learn and I can't wait!" 

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Joe-Warren Plant

Emmerdale star

"I’m super excited. I’m glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training, just to try my best and learn a new skill. It’s a new challenge, I’ve never done anything like it before, so super excited."

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Denise Van Outen

Actress, Singer and Presenter

"I'm really excited, I can't believe it and finally I get to tell people! (My daughter is) so excited because she loves the show and we watch it every year.

Hopefully I'll be able to skate because I literally cannot stand up on ice and every time I've taken Betsy at Christmas time to a rink I've been the one on the penguin!

After the year we've all had it's going to be lovely and refreshing to see a bit of sparkle, a bit of glamour and see us all happy and smiling enjoying ourselves on the ice."

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Faye Brookes


"This is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!”

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Jason Donovan

Actor and Singer

"I've always been a big fan of winter sports, whether it's ski-ing, skating, snowboarding...après ski-ing!"

“My daughter Molly is very excited about me doing shapes on the dancefloor or maybe not...depending on how it goes!”

“Skating is all about balance and confidence. I’ve done a little bit of skating in my youth, in Australia surprisingly in the heat of an Australian summer. I’ve surfed, I’ve skied a lot so I guess I’ll bring a little bit of that confidence."

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Sonny Jay

Capital Radio DJ

"I'm so excited, I don't know how I kept it a secret. I'll be happy to leave this competition knowing that I can skate backwards with a beer in my hand. Anything else is a bonus."

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Colin Jackson CBE


"I can do a little bit of skating. I think with sport in itself you've certainly got a bit of balance and that will be transferable in this circumstance. How much dancing we'll do, who knows?! We'll see how the choreography goes.

I'm going to try and that's the most important thing. You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I'm looking forward to it."

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Graham Bell

Olympian and Broadcaster

"Ice I can deal with, it's the dancing and performing in front of millions of people that scares me."

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Rebekah Vardy

TV Personality

"My dad taught me how to stand up on a pair of skates when I was about seven years old. He used to take us to the local ice rink so it's a really fun family thing for us to have done together and I'm really excited actually."

"The only time I've been ice skating since is when we take the kids to our local ice rink at Christmas to have a really good time."

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Lady Leshurr


"I don't what I’ve got myself in for but everyone knows me to be that person to just throw myself in at the deep end and I just wing it a lot of the time."

"I'm petrified, (but) I've always wanted to ice skate so what’s better than doing it in front of millions of people.  I'm looking forward to having a new skill, (skating) backwards and just showing off in front of my friends."

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Billie Shepherd

TV Personality and Businesswoman

"I still can’t believe I am actually doing it! This will honestly be one of my biggest challenges yet!! I have zero ice skating or dance experience. But I’m going to give it my all and make my family and most of all Nelly and Arthur proud."

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Rufus Hound

Actor and Comedian

"For the last 10 years, I haven't met anyone who hasn't asked to see me dance on ice. Finally the nations has its dreams come true."

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Dancing on Ice returns in January on ITV


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