The first celebrities confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2019 are… Gemma Collins and Richard Blackwood!
TOWIE star Collins and actor and rapper Blackwood – who’s recently been seen as Vincent Hubbard in EastEnders – were unveiled on This Morning by presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who also host Dancing on Ice.
Blackwood, who appeared alongside Collins on This Morning, revealed he is used to the ice from his youth. “I grew up in Sweden, so I used to skate out there,” he said. “I can skate, but I normally dance on dry land. So dancing and skating are two different things, which I’ve got to combine.”
Blackwood’s reveal won’t be a surprise to DOI fans after the show posted an Instagram picture that all but confirmed his signing.