Skating into the Dancing on Ice for the first time, it’s Oscar!
Oscar is a six-time Swiss national medallist as a solo skater. He took up ice dancing in 2003, and, along with his then skating partner Leonie Krail, became three-time Swiss national champions.
Oscar skated with supermodel and actress Caprice Bourret. In Week 5, Caprice left the show.
Find Oscar on Instagram (@_oscarpeter) and on Twitter (@OscarPTR).
Alex Murphy has been with Dancing on Ice since 2018. In 2018, she finished in fourth place with her Celeb partner Kem Cetinay; last year, she skated with Westlife’s Brian McFadden, and finished fourth again. She's also skated in the Dutch version of the show, Sterren Dansen op Het Ijs, which she won in 2013 with her Celeb partner Tony "Sterretje" Wyczynski.
This year, Alex was partnered with legendary TV entertainer Michael Barrymore, but sadly, during training Michael was injured and had to withdraw.
But Alex isn’t going away – she’s heavily involved in coaching behind the scenes, and you’ll also see her on the ice in group numbers.
Find Alex on Instagram and Twitter - @almurph18
This will only be Vanessa’s third series on Dancing on Ice, but she definitely shouldn’t be underestimated: she won her first series, with Celeb skater Jake Quickenden in 2018, and came second with Celeb partner Wes Nelson in 2019.
Before joining the show, she skated on board Royal Caribbean’s cruise liner Harmony Of The Seas, and she also works as a yoga teacher.
In 2020, Vanessa will be skating with street dancer Perri Kiely.
Find Vanessa on Instagram (@vanessabauer_skates) and Twitter (@TheVanessaBauer)
One of our fresh faces this year, Tom Naylor is a newly minted Dancing on Ice Pro skater!
Tom’s previously skated for Holiday On Ice and in Blackpool’s Hot Ice Show, so he’s very much at home on the ice. When he’s not skating, though? He’s a fully registered NHS doctor, training to become an orthopaedic surgeon. (Yes, we’re feeling like under-achievers right now, too.)
Tom’s Dancing on Ice partner is Coronation Street star Lisa George.
Find Tom on Instagram - @drtom_onice
OG Pro skater Matt has lifted the Dancing on Ice trophy once before, winning the 2008 series with his Celeb partner Suzanne Shaw. He also came second in 2012 with Jorgie Porter, and third in 2006 with Bonnie Langford.
This year, he’s set to make history as one half of Dancing on Ice’s first ever same-sex couple, skating with Steps legend Ian “H” Watkins.
Find Matt on Instagram and Twitter - @TheMattEvers
2020 will be Mark’s sixth season on Dancing on Ice – he’s previously skated with Saira Khan, Donna Air, Oona King, Rosemary Conley, and Nadia Sawalha.
And before joining the show, he was a competitive figure skater, competing in championships all over the world. Will he make it to the final this year? Mark’s skating partner is Paralympic gold medallist Libby Clegg.
Find Mark on Instagram (@markhanretty) and Twitter (@Mark_Hanretty)
Did you catch Łukasz and Alexandra’s incredible skate to Hallelujah in Dancing on Ice at Christmas? The two of them are amazing on the ice together – and they’re married in real life, too!
This will be Łukasz’s fifth season on Dancing on Ice. So far, his best result was in 2017, when he and his Celeb partner, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, finished in third place. Could this be Łukasz’s year? He’ll be taking to the ice with the queen of daytime chat, Trisha Goddard.
Find Łukasz on Instagram and Twitter - @icelukasz
Jess is brand new to Dancing on Ice this year!
Despite hanging up her ice skates after high school to study nursing, the lure of the ice won out – before joining us, she performed as part of Disney On Ice, playing Jasmine and Jessie. She also met her husband, fellow Pro Brendyn, when she performed in Holiday On Ice.
Jess is skating with former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya.
Find Jess on Instagram (@jess_hatfield_skater) and Twitter (@jess_skater)