James Jordan and Bryan McFadden confirmed as Dancing on Ice contestants

They'll be joining Gemma Collins and Richard Blackwood in the official line-up

James Jordan and Bryan McFadden in Dancing on Ice, ITV

Former Strictly dancer James Jordan and Westlife’s Brian McFadden are the third and fourth celebrities confirmed for ITV’s Dancing on Ice 2019 line-up.

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Jordan joined Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer back in 2006, before exiting the show after the eleventh series in 2013. He is married to fellow pro Ola Jordan who quit in 2015.

The following year Jordan came third place in Celebrity Big Brother.

There was speculation that the dancer would be joining the line-up, after an image of a man wearing a fedora was posted on the official Dancing on Ice Twitter page, sparking eagle-eyed fans’ interest.

His involvement was confirmed during Radio 5 Live Breakfast – and it looks like he’ll be making use of all his dancing experience…

Meanwhile, former Westlife member McFadden was announced in a pre-recorded message on Lorraine.

The official Dancing on Ice Twitter page joked that one of the band’s biggest hits, Flying Without Wings, might be a “throw-ahead” to McFadden’s skills on the ice.

“I’m very excited,” McFadden said on joining the show.” I’ve already been practising out the back garden on my rollerblades and my mum says I’m a one man Torvill and Dean.”

The pair will be joining TOWIE’s Gemma Collins and former EastEnders star Richard Blackwood in the New Year when Dancing on Ice 2019 launches.

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