Final celebrity line-up for Dancing On Ice 2022 revealed

These are the stars taking to the ice rink in the upcoming season.
Final celebrity line-up for Dancing On Ice 2022 revealed

By PA Reporters

The star-studded line-up for the 2022 series of Dancing On Ice has been completed.

The TV series will feature returning presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

However, John Barrowman, who joined the judging panel in 2019, will not be back.

Here's a look at who has signed up:

Liberty Poole

National Television Awards 2021 – London
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Fresh from appearing on Love Island, the waitress and marketing student from Birmingham will be taking to the rink.

The 22-year-old was coupled up with Jake Cornish in the latest series of the ITV dating show, but the pair called time on their romance and left the villa early.

“I grew up watching Dancing On Ice and my mum actually used to be a figure skater,” she said.

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Rachel Stevens

The former S Club 7 singer (43) shot to fame as part of the chart-topping band between 1999 and 2003.

She later embarked on a successful solo career and finished second on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.

Stevens, who shares two daughters with husband Alex Bourne, said: “I love the whole idea of working with a team and your partner and also for my girls to be a part of this. They are at an age now where they love all the costumes.”

Regan Gascoigne

The son of former England footballer Paul is a singer and dancer.

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!”

Ben Foden

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The former England rugby player (36) was previously married to singer Una Healy and competed in Simon Cowell’s X Factor celebrity spin-off series in 2019.

“I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at,” he said.

Stef Reid

News of track and field Paralympian Reid (36) joining the show was announced on Good Morning Britain.

She 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!”

Bez

NME Awards 2015 with Austin Texas – London
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The maraca-shaking dancer, famed for his onstage antics as part of Madchester-era band Happy Mondays, will discover if his moves translate to the ice rink.

The 57-year-old, whose real name is Mark Berry, 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.”

Sally Dynevor

Inside Soap Awards 2019 – London
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The Coronation Street star was the first celebrity skater to be announced.

The 58-year-old actress is known to viewers as ambitious Sally Webster in the long-running ITV soap, a part she has played since 1986.

Dynevor appeared on Lorraine to announce the news, saying: “This is a massive challenge. It really, really is.

“I’m not getting any younger. I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get so that when I’m old I can say, ‘You know what? I gave it a go’.”

Kye Whyte

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Whyte (22) won Britain’s first ever BMX Olympic medal with a silver at the 2020 Tokyo Games in the summer.

He announced news of his participation on CBBC’s Newsround, saying: “I’m feeling good.”

Asked if he had ever skated, he said: “I have (roller-skated) when I was younger so we’ll see how it goes.”

Ria Hebden

A regular presenter of the entertainment slot on ITV’s Lorraine, Hebden said: “It’ll be fun. This is one of ITV’s most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like absolutely, we watch it at home. It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.”

Following the announcement live on Lorraine, she added: “You’ve got to say yes to things that excite you, that are a little bit scary because that’s when the growth happens – I’m hoping so anyway!”

“I’m going to go on this journey and hopefully inspire mums, dads and everyone to give things a go.”

Kimberly Wyatt

Kimberly Wyatt stage debut
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The Pussycat Dolls star has joined the ITV show following the delay of her group’s comeback tour due to coronavirus.

The 39-year-old is also due to make her theatre stage debut in 2022, appearing as press secretary Kate Compton in Hilary Bonner’s political thriller Dead Lies.

Wyatt was previously a judge on the dance competition show Got To Dance from 2009 to 2014 and won the BBC’s Celebrity MasterChef series in 2015.

Connor Ball

The Vamps singer was the final contestant announced for the show.

He admitted he may struggle on the rink, saying: “I’m quite clumsy, accident-prone. Ice is hard!

The band – consisting of Ball, Brad Simpson, James McVey and Tristan Evans – formed in 2012 and in 2020 released their fifth studio album titled Cherry Blossom.

Brendan Cole

The X Factor: Celebrity Launch – London
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The former Strictly Come Dancing professional (45) was announced on Loose Women, saying: “I’m a fairly confident person and I like to think I’m going to be good at what I put my hand to.”

Cole was a professional on the BBC flagship show for 15 years and has since appeared as a judge on New Zealand’s Dancing With The Stars and as a guest judge on Britain’s Next Top Model.

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