Dancing On Ice 2022 lineup and rumoured stars including Rachel Stevens
The excitement has been building around next year's eagerly-anticipated edition of Dancing On Ice, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, tipped to take to our screens in January next year.
With big changes to the judging panel and a host of new celebrities preparing to take to the ice, it's set to be a bumper year.
John Barrowman will not be returning, however, you can expect to Britain's Got Talent legend Ashley Banjo and skating heroes Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to take seats on the panel.
So, which contestants have been confirmed so far, and what rumours are circling about who could be joining them?
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First to be confirmed for latest contest was Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, 58. She officially announced the news one Loraine Kelly's ITV show on Monday, having reportedly been spotted practicing at an Ice rink.
"It's a massive challenge, Lorraine. But I'm not getting any younger" she said. "I just want to do this for myself. Give me a bit of confidence and do something different."
Mark 'Bez' Berry
Best known as a member of band Happy Mondays of the late 80s and early 90s 'Madchester' scene, his announcement as a confirmed contestant was something of a surprise.
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Taking to ITV's This Morning to officially make the statement that he would be taking part Berry, 57, said, “at the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice. How I got picked I don’t know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me."
Former England rugby player Ben Foden, 36, has also joined the line-up.
The full back and former husband of Una Healy of the Saturdays said, "I used to skate a little when I was a kid. I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 and you’d always see these kids that could do pirouettes that had a proper dancing background.
"I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at!"
The star of 2021's edition of Love Island who famously walked out of the villa after parting ways with then-boyfriend Jake Cornish is set to get back on our screens in January.
Taking to Instagram Poole, 22, said, "I'm going to be learning to dance… on ice! Wish me luck!
"I'm so excited to join the show that I've loved watching for years"
Former Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole announced his participation in the show today. The 45 year old ball room dancer from New Zealand is best known as a professional in the BBC prime time show between 2004 and 2018.
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Fellow Strictly ex-pro James Jordan went on to wine Dancing On Ice two years ago, so it will be all eyes on Brendan to see if he can match his former colleague.
Track and Field Paralympian Stef Reid, 36, announced this morning that she will be competing in the show.
Taking to Good Morning Britain the multiple medal winner said, "I have some really exciting news. I’m going to be picking up a new sport this winter and it comes with a little bit of showbiz. I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!"
Son of footballing legend Paul Gascoigne, Regan. The 25 year old performer publicly praised his father earlier this year for his reaction when he came out as bisexual to him.
Ahead of Dancing On Ice he said, "Obviously I dance and love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!"
The former S Club 7 star has reportedly confirmed her place. The news comes amidst a flurry of activity regarding new contestants.
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Stevens, 43, shot to fame as a vocalist for the pop group between 1999 and 2003 and will no doubt be looking to bring the musical and artistic skill associated with her profession to the rink.
Who else is rumoured to be joining the show?
A number of other potential candidates to fill the remaining gaps on the show have been rumoured. Denise Van Outen, former Love Island stars Olivia Attwood and Luke Trotman, and Lucy Fallon have all been tipped to be in the running, although time will tell who goes on to join the others on the ice.
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