Wes will become the second Love Island contestant to appear on Dancing on Ice, after Kem Cetinay finished in fourth place in teh 2018 competition.
His participation in the show was announced on Maya Jama’s Radio 1 show on Friday. He said: ” “Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I’m super intimidated. I’ve been looking at the line up thinking ‘oh my gosh!’ Of course you’ll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don’t lie!”
Best known as Vincent Hubbard in EastEnders, the actor, comedian and rapper was revealed as a contestant alongside Collins. And it turns out he’s already got experience on the ice. “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.”
A former professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, James Jordan will be hoping to take some of his cool footwork onto the ice in the New Year, after he was unveiled as the third Dancing on Ice contestant on BBC Radio 5 Live.
On the programme, he bemoaned the fact that “all the naughty people are gone” from Strictly — he was once known as the bad boy of the BBC dance contest, could he be about to raise the eyebrows of DOI viewers?
After shooting to fame on The Apprentice in 2005, Khan has since gone on to forge a successful TV career including being a regular panellist on Loose Woman and starring on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.
The former England cricketer is good mates with current Strictly star Graeme Swann, so perhaps by the time Sidebottom steps on to the ice in 2019 he’ll have had a chance to get some dancing tips from his former teammate.
Just try not to think about the other cricketer who took on the Dancing on Ice challenge: Monty Panesar was forced to pull out before the series had even begun last year after suffering an injury in training…
Thornton – the youngest member of The Pussycat Dolls, the pop group once headed by Nicole Scherzinger – was unveiled on Good Morning Britain where she told audiences: “I can’t wait to see you and I can’t wait to do some skating for you!”
Dancing on Ice won’t be Thornton’s first reality show appearance: the singer also featured on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and the second series of Celebs Go Dating.
After being heavily rumoured, the Coronation Street star – who has played Leanne Battersby on the ITV soap since 1997 – has now been officially confirmed as one of the stars on Dancing on Ice 2019.
“I’ve got a big birthday next month so I’m seeing it as a challenge for the fab 40,” she revealed. “I’m just looking forward to it and trying not to think about being damaged. It’s been a bit of a life long dream.”
Corrie fans had already guessed she would be involved thanks to this sneak peek photo…