Dancing On Ice

Dancing On Ice is back! 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 2021?

We have 12 celebrities who have been practicing their skating moves for a few weeks now. The first show, aired Sunday 17th January 2021, showcased six of them. The other half of the line-up will skate for the first time next week.

Following the first vote, one contestant headed into the bottom two. They will be joined by the lowest scorer next week for the first elimination. So who will it be?

First we need to take a closer look at the contestants!

Dancing On Ice 2021 Contestants

Lady Leshurr

Musician and rapper Lady Leshurr will be bringing her freestyling skills to the rink as she joins Dancing on Ice’s 2021 line-up. She is partnered with Brendyn Hatfield.

Despite her best efforts she found herself bottom in the first live shows and will be up for elimination next week.

Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan skated his way into the first live show with partner Alexandra Schauman. 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.

Myleene Class

Myleene Class is paired with Lukasz Rozycki. Following on from her singing career in Hear’Say, Myleene appeared in the 2006 season of I’m A Celebrity.

Her success on the show led to more tv presenting and she is now a regular on regular on The One Show and Loose Women.

Joe-Warren Plant

Joe-Warren Plant plays Jacob Gallagher on the hit soap Emmerdale. For Dancing On Ice 2021, Joe-Warren is partnered with Vanessa Bauer and successfully skated his way into the next round following the first live show.

Denise Van Outen

He joins Denise Van Outen who is understood to have signed up to the show after negotiating a £40,000 fee. Falling foul of the ice she became the first contestant to sustain a serious injury.

A nasty fall during practice left her with a dislocated shoulder and tendon damage. But ever the trooper, Van Outen still took to the ice with an altered routine. Fans were delighted and voted her through to the next round!

Faye Brookes

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.

Brookes looked confident in the group dance and will skate for the first time next week.

DJ Sonny Jay

DJ Sonny Jay has swapped the DJ booth for the ice rink. Fans will recognise him from the Capital Radio Breakfast Show, which he hosts alongside Roman Kemp and Sian Welby.

As part of the second group, he will skate with his partner Angela Egan next week.

Billie Shepherd

Also lining up for Dancing On Ice 2021 is Billie Shepard. She is best known for appearing on The Only Way is Essex and The Mummy Diaries alongside her sister Sam Faiers.

Billie will take to the ice with her partner Mark Hanretty next week.

Rufus Hound

By his own admission, the events of 2020 meant zero work for the comedian. When the opportunity to hit the rink on Dancing On Ice 2021 came up, he jumped at it largely for the pay day. And who can blame him!

Hound previously strutted his stuff on the Strictly Christmas Special in 2013. This time around he is partnered with Robin Johnstone and the pair skated their way into the next round after the first live show.

Graham Bell

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.

Already one to watch, he skates next week but a solo spin in the group dance proved he may just have what it takes. However, he danced solo as his partner Yebin Mok, was injured when he fell over and cut her in practice.

Colin Jackson

The second Olympian to join this year’s line up, sprinter and hurdler Colin Jackson is a two-time world champion, former world record holder and Olympic silver medalist.

But can he transfer his skills on the track to the rink? We will see when he skates next week with partner Klabera Komini.

Rebekah Vardy

No stranger to reality tv, Vardy has already spent time in the jungle as part of I’m a Celebrity in 2017. Known primarily for being the wife of Premier League footballer, Jamie Vardy, she has also been featured on Loose Women and Celebrity Gogglebox.

Rumoured to be earning £50,000 for taking part in the show, Vardy skated with partner Andy Buchanan in week one and went safely through to the next round.

Dancing On Ice 2021 Odds

Odds are from Paddy Power and are correct as of 18th January 2021.

Faye Brookes

9/4

Colin Jackson

9/2

Joe-Warren Plant

5/1

Graham Bell

8/1

Myleene Class

10/1

Denise Van Outen

10/1

Sonny Jay

14/1

Billie Shepard

16/1

Rufus Hound

16/1

Rebekah Vardy

18/1

Lady Leshurr

20/1

Jason Donovan

20/1

Judges And Hosts

As inseparable as Ant & Dec, both Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are 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?



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