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Dancing on Ice 2023 Line-Up

With Strictly underway, ITV has announced which celebrities will be taking part in the next series of Dancing on Ice.


Returning to ITV in the new year, each week eleven celebrities will embark on the ultimate challenge as they take to the ice each week, skating live in a bid to impress both the panel and viewers at home, who will ultimately decide who wins the show.


Back for a sparkling new series, the greatest show on ice promises more glitz, glamour and show-stopping performances as the celebrities brave it all to learn this dangerous discipline. But who has what it takes to master the skill and steps and lift the trophy at the end of the series?


Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will once again return to present the show with Torvill and Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse expected to return as judges.


Here are the famous faces confirmed to be taking part in the 2023 series...


Patsy Palmer

Actress and DJ


Actress and DJ Patsy Palmer is the first celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.


Talking exclusively to This Morning, Patsy said “I wanted to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I thought ‘I’ll just go for it’ and it seems like a lot of fun.”


“My pact that I made with myself when I was 50 was I have to do things to challenge myself for the next couple of years. This is for all the 50-year-olds out there that think they can’t challenge themselves!”



John Fashanu

Football legend


Football legend John Fashanu is the second celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.


Speaking about signing up for the series, John said "I'm so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don't think it'll come as a surprise to people that I'm very competitive - I am definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I've ever signed up for but I couldn't be more ready for the challenge!"



Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu

Love Island star


Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is the third celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.


In an exclusive message on Good Morning Britain, Ekin-Su said "I’ve got some amazing news to tell you, I’m going to be doing this year’s Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice!"



Nile Wilson

Olympic gymnast


Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson is the fourth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news on his YouTube channel, Nile said "I'm going to be on ITV's Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing. I've certainly not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again."

On what he hopes to bring to the ice, Nile said “My biggest goal on the show is to do something that no-one has ever done before!"



Mollie Gallagher

Coronation Street star


Swapping the Rovers for the rink, Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher is the fifth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Speaking exclusively to Lorraine Kelly on Lorraine, Mollie said "I’m really excited. I’ve not really felt nervous yet, strangely. But being here today, I am now feeling it a little bit!"

On seeking advice from her Coronation Street co-stars, Mollie said "I’ll be getting all the tips I can because I’m going to need it!"



The Vivienne

Drag Queen and TV Personality


Drag Queen and TV personality The Vivienne is the latest sixth confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news on social media, The Vivienne said "I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023!"


"This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice. To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour. I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV."



Joey Essex

TV Personality


TV personality Joey Essex is the seventh celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news exclusively to This Morning, Joey said "I would love to win. I’m going to put all my energy into this. This stage in my life, I’m so ready for this."

Speaking about how he’ll feel about receiving comments from the judges, Joey said "I’m doing it for me. I want to impress the judges but I want to impress myself. I’m going to put all my effort into this."



Darren Harriott

Comedian


Comedian Darren Harriott is the eighth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.


Revealing the news exclusively to Trisha Goddard on Talk TV, Darren said "I’ve got giant feet, I don't skate and I can't dance! My family has already made bets - they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!"



Carley Stenson

Actress and West End star


Actress and West End star Carley Stenson is the ninth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Speaking about signing up for Dancing on Ice, Carley said "I'm so excited that I get to learn how to dance...on ice! I'm terrified but can’t wait - I just want to make the most of this whole experience."



Michelle Heaton

Singer


Singer Michelle Heaton is the penultimate celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news this morning exclusively on ITV’s Lorraine, Michelle said "I’m so excited - I can’t believe it. Me and the kids are such huge fans of the show in general. I’ve always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really truly grateful that I’ve got it this year when I’m a lot stronger."



Siva Kaneswaran

Singer


The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran is the final celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news exclusively to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Siva said "I’m very excited. I’m trying to be positive and not be in a fearful mindset! I’m looking forward to meeting all the cast. I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see and hopefully not make a fool of myself!"



Dancing on Ice returns in January on ITV

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