Celebrities

Radzi Chinyanganya

Skating in at the last minute, former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya will be bringing his passion for sports to the ice...

Talking about coming on board after Michael Barrymore had to withdraw due to injury, Radzi said, "I am thrilled and privileged to be part of the Dancing on Ice 2020 cast. I am absolutely gutted for Michael, who is one of my all-time favourite TV presenters, and I wish him a speedy recovery. I've only got two weeks to get ready to ice skate in front of the nation, so I'm looking forward to a Christmas and New Year filled with training on the ice!"

Ben Hanlin

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."

Find Ben on Instagram and Twitter - @benhanlin

Caprice Bourret

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."

Find Caprice on Instagram (@capricebourret) and Twitter (@CapriceBourret_)

Ian “H” Watkins

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."

Find H on Instagram and Twitter (@ianhwatkins)

Joe Swash

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."

Find Joe on Instagram (@realjoeswashy) and Twitter (@realjoeswash)

Kevin Kilbane

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."

Find Kevin on Instagram and Twitter - @kdkilbane77

Libby Clegg

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 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."

Find Libby on Instagram (@libby.clegg) and Twitter (@LibbyClegg)

Lisa George

Straight out of Weatherfield, soap star Lisa George is trading the Corrie Cobbles for the glitz, glam, and the ice! Her on screen character, Beth Tinker, is known to stand out in the crowd with her leopard print clothing and humour, but will George bring this to the rink?

"I haven't been on the ice for about 40 years.” She said. “Yesterday was my first session on the ice. It was good, I really enjoyed it, I didn't fall. I was a bit scared, I was quite nervous. I can't believe I'm 50 next year and I just thought 'if I don't do this now I'm never going to have the chance to do it again'."