We're so excited for this! Dancing on Ice at Christmas will see our celebrities and their professional partners on the ice for the first time! The Christmas special will also feature on-ice performances from Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, as well as from Dancing on Ice alumni, including Ray Quinn and Jake Quickenden!
If you thought the Celeb line-up was great, we’ve got another big announcement for you… our professional skaters for 2020!
The professionals skaters will consist of:
-Dancing On Ice OG and series favourite Matt Evers, who won the 2008 series
-Vanessa Bauer, who brings her impressive track record as the winner of series 10 and series 11 runner up
-Three husband and wife skaters, Carlotta Edwards and Alexander Demetriou, series 11 winner Alexandra Schauman and Lukasz Royzcki, and new skaters making their debut this year Brendyn Hatfield and Jessica Hatfield
-Also making his first appearance on Dancing on Ice, Tom Naylor (who is also a doctor and orthopaedic surgeon)
-Series veterans Brianne Delcourt and Mark Hanretty
-Returning for their third consecutive year, Alex Murphy and Hamish Gaman
Over the coming weeks, the professionals will be paired with the celebrity partners and begin training ahead of the first live show in the New Year, alongside Dancing on Ice at Christmas coming this December!
Also returning, Karen Barber as Head Coach with Dan Whiston as Associate Creative Director… we’re so excited for the new series!
He’s known for creating magic wherever he goes, but exactly what tricks will Ben Hanlin have up his sleeve when he takes to the ice?
On joining the show, Ben said "Can I ice skate? Barely. But I did say to the producers 'if I'm going to do this, can I try to do magic on ice?' I will try and attempt to put magic into the show if I can. We start tomorrow! On the ice for the very first time."
From gracing the covers of over 200 magazines, to launching her own successful businesses as an entrepreneur, Caprice Bourret is truly a woman of many talents - but will she be adding Dancing On Ice winner to her list of accolades any time soon?
"I've got some really big news. I'm going to be on Dancing on Ice 2020!” She said. “At the moment no nerves. I'm excited more than anything."
From Steps to ice skates, Ian “H” Watkins is taking to the ice in 2020 - It's time to begin, now count it in, 5, 6, 7, skate!
"What am I doing? I have frantically been YouTubing James Jordan and Ray Quinn.” He said. “I have kids now so it's a skill I can learn and take my kids to the ice. It's scary and exciting and now there's no turning back. I know I'm going to be put through my paces and that's the name of the game."
Whether it's in the east ends of Albert Square, or down under in the treacherous depths of the Australian jungle, Joe Swash is successful wherever he goes… and does it all with a big grin on his face too! Can the former King of the Jungle add King of the Ice to the list though as he begins his journey on Dancing On Ice?
Joe said "I can't even dance on a dance floor so Dancing on Ice is just a silly idea! I've done no exercise since the baby was born. Stacey thinks it's funny. I'm going to learn how to skate and I'll do it with a smile on my face."
He shoots… he scores! Kevin Kilbane’s footwork was strong on the pitch, which is proven in his illustrious football career, but will this be the case as he joins Dancing On Ice?
On joining the show, Kevin said"I am going on as a total novice. I'm starting from scratch here. This is going to be a massive challenge for me. I've been taking it easy for the last few years since I finished (football) so let's just see how this one goes."
A multi-medal winning athlete and Paralympic gold medalist, Libby Clegg is no stranger to winning big and Dancing On Ice is another challenge she’s willing to take on.
On joining the show, Libby, alongside her guide dog Hattie, said "After Rio I achieved my ultimate goal and then I thought 'what else can I do?' This opportunity came about and I couldn't pass it up. I love challenging myself and experiencing new things."