Stephanie Waring

Things are going to start heating up (or should that be cooling down?) as Manchester-born Stephanie Waring joins Dancing on Ice!

Stephanie has been gracing our screens as Hollyoaks’ bombshell Cindy Cunningham for over twenty years, but will that grace transcend to the ice, or will we be seeing some soap-style high drama?

Stephanie said:"It's quite a daunting challenge. The first day was pretty tough. I thought I'd be better than I was. I fell over once. It's very technical; it's the way you hold yourself, the positioning of your feet. Balancing is the hardest thing to do. I thought 'well I can do yoga, I can obviously skate on ice.... no Steph you can't!"

Don't be so hard on yourself, Stephanie. We'll let our judges be the judge of that!

She'll be in safe hands with her partner Sylvain Longchambon, who’s been part of the Dancing on Ice family twice before. So will it be third time lucky for our French pro in 2018?

Kem Cetinay

He's 100% our type on ice... Love Island’s very own Kem will be gliding onto our rink come January!

The 21-year-old Essex lad not only won Love Island in 2017, but he won the girl of his dreams, won the hearts of the nation, and went on to win himself a No 1 song on iTunes with his debut single.

Will Kem continue his winning streak or will he fall head over heels when he hits the ice rink?

Kem said: "I still can't believe I'm going to be on Dancing on Ice! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd be strapping on a pair of skates and dancing in some lycra. Anyone who knows me will know how competitive I am, so I'm going to work very hard to stay on my feet! I can't wait to get my skates on."

Kem is paired with seasoned pro Alex Murphy for the series – a champion from the Dutch version of the show. But can she conquer the UK too?

Antony Cotton

Do you want Ice with that?

Corrie legend Antony Cotton is stepping out of the Rovers Return and straight onto our ice rink for 2018.

The 42-year-old from Manchester is best known as our favourite barman and knickers-maker Sean Tully in Corrie, but how will his sequin placement and pint-pulling skills serve him in training?

Antony said: "I better get my skates on - I've got practicing to do!"

Antony is paired with pro newcomer Brandee Malto, who’s travelled all the way from her home city of California to join the Dancing on Ice family.

Alex Beresford

For 2018’s Dancing On Ice forecast, it's going to be a frosty one and there’s a 100% chance of Beresford.

Good Morning Britain’s favourite weatherman, Alex Beresford, will be making his ice skating debut on this year’s show. The 37-year-old Bristolian may know his cold fronts, but how quickly will he warm to the competition?

Alex said: "I literally started training on Tuesday so I'm at the beginning of my journey. I've wanted to do this show for ages. It's been the biggest secret I've ever kept."

Well, the secret's out! For 2018 Alex is paired with returning pro Brianne Delcourt, who lifted the winner’s trophy once before back in 2011.

Jake Quickenden

After two turns on The X Factor and a trip to the jungle for I’m A Celeb, it's finally time to get hunky Jake onto the ice!

The 28-year-old from Scunthorpe sure can sing and yes he can eat bugs too, but how are his crossovers and camel spins?

That's technical ice skating terminology, obvs.

Jake said: "I’m terrified. I had my first training session yesterday - I was freezing! Ice is cold! But it was amazing, the coaches are unbelievable. I just feel so lucky that I’ve been asked to do it. I’m so buzzing, I can’t even explain. It’s my mum's favourite! I’ve been wearing Danielle’s tights to get used to the lycra!”

Bring on the sparkly sequins and leap into that lycra, Jake!

His partner for 2018 is figure skater Vanessa Bauer, who is one of our youngest pros at just 21 years old!

Max Evans

Tackling Dancing on Ice head on, Max Evans is swapping his role as a rugby centre to be centre stage on our rink!

The 34-year-old rugby star from Torquay won 44 caps for the Scotland team, but will he be able to get his hands on the Dancing on Ice trophy? He can but try. And that, folks, is another subtle rugby pun for you.

Max said: "I haven't done any skating since I was a kid, and this is completely different having to skate on live television. I've had two training sessions which have hurt my feet a lot. We've all had a dance, which is familiar territory, but skating is so not..."

Max will be taking to the ice with pro partner Ale Izquierdo, who’s skated all the way from Mexico (not literally) to join the Dancing on Ice family.

Monty Panesar

How will Monty’s spins measure up on Dancing on Ice? We're super excited to welcome cricket star Monty Panesar to our all-star line-up for 2018.

The 35-year-old from Luton rose to fame playing international cricket for England, so should be a master when it comes to rotations on the ice… right?

Monty said: "This is a great opportunity to keep myself fit and motivated and try a different sport. I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be very exciting.”

Brooke Vincent

Our first celebrity to be revealed is the drop dead gorge Brooke Vincent, swapping the Corrie cobbles for Dancing on Ice.

The 25-year-old from Manchester is most famous for playing Sophie Webster in Coronation Street, but hopefully she won't be bringing the drama to the ice rink!

Announcing the news, Brooke said:

“I love a challenge. Ice skating - what an amazing skill. Next year I can go with the girls and be like 'I can do this, I can do that' and they'll be holding onto the sides. I've been trying to lose a few pounds to get in them leotards. I started my ice training on Saturday. If I get injured at least I'll look sparkly on the way to the hospital!"

Brooke is paired with pro Matej Silecky for the series, an American figure skater who’s a brand new addition to the Dancing on Ice family for 2018.