Strictly Come Dancing may be over for another year, but for fanatics of dance-related talent shows, the New Year brings BBC1’s latest offering, The Greatest Dancer – and of course, ITV’s returning deep-frozen alternative, Dancing on Ice…
The line-up of celebrity signings on Dancing on Ice includes names ranging from UK reality royalty Gemma Collins to Didi Conn, one of Grease’s original Pink Ladies, while Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are back to present, with the judges bringing their expertise – and in the case of Jason Gardiner, an acid tongue – to proceedings.
Here’s everything you need to know about this series of Dancing on Ice…
It has also been confirmed that former judge Karen Barber is returning as Head Coach.
“Having been involved with the show since its very first series, it holds a lot of special memories to me and I’m looking forward to working with this year’s celebrities as we start transforming them into skating stars,” she said.
Dancing on Ice fans will remember Barber had an on-screen spat with Gardiner back in 2011 after he told her that “if her opinion mattered, she’d still be on the judging panel”.
Looks like there could be more than one lot of fireworks this New Year…
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