Dancing On Ice is back, or at least it will be soon! The show originally ran from 2006 to 2011 before taking quite a lengthy break. But it returned in 2018 and has been going strong ever since. So who is in the running to skate their way into our hearts in January 2021?
At the time of writing this, there have been 10 celebs confirmed for the show so far. I will of course add to the list as the cast members are revealed.
Dancing On Ice 2021 Contestants
Musician and rapper Lady Leshurr will be bringing her freestyling skills to the rink as she’s the latest celebrity to join Dancing on Ice’s 2021 line-up. She will join Jason Donovan who has also agreed to take part. Most well known for his role in Neighbours, Jason has previously appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. To be fair, that was a decade ago. But in that time he has been practicing his moves and is hoping to fair much better on ice than he did on the dance floor all those years ago.
Coronation Street star Faye Brookes has also signed on for the show. Fans of Corrie were heartbroken for her character, Kate Connor last year and quite shocked at her sudden departure. A source told The Sun: “Faye will bring the glamour to the ice and DOI bosses are over the moon she’s chosen to put her skates on this year.”
She will join Denise Van Outen who is understood to have signed up to the show after negotiating a £40,000 fee. That is just slightly less than the rumoured £50,000 that Rebekah Vardy has reportedly been given.
Former Olympic skier Graham Bell also joins the Dancing on Ice line-up for 2021. The 54-year-old appeared on BBC Breakfast alongside his pal and fellow athlete Colin Jackson to confirm the news that they’d both be taking part in the new series.
No stranger to these kinds of competitions, Jackson was also in Strictly back in 2005. The Olympic sprinter is now 53-years-old, not that he looks a day of it, and is apparently looking forward to dancing his way to the final once again.
Also confirmed for the show is Emmerdale soap star Joe-Warren Plant along with musician and presenter Myleene Klass. DJ sonny Jay will be swapping the DJ booth for the ice when the ITV show returns. Fans will recognise him from the Capital Radio Breakfast Show, which he hosts alongside Roman Kemp and Sian Welby.
In total there will be 12 contestants on the show so watch this space as the last two contestants are announced.
Judges And Hosts
As inseparable as Ant & Dec, both Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be back again to host Dancing On Ice 2021. Always a likable duo, they were the original hosts of the show and still haven’t lost their sparkle.
As far as the judging panel goes, for 2021 they will be Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman. Barrowman is replacing Jason Gardiner. He quit the show in 2019 after clashes with then contestant Gemma Collins.
So who will win Dancing On Ice 2021? I haven’t a clue. Of course not knowing who will actually be in it doesn’t help either!