Paul Gascoigne said he was "really excited" about appearing in a performance of Celebrities on Ice in Newcastle. He will perform for one night only at the Metro Radio Arena.
"I'm always up for a laugh and this is going to a lot of fun joining the likes of Beth Tweddle, Gareth Thomas and Kyran Bracken. I can't wait to be back in front of a home crowd."
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