Longchambon has had some success in the show when partnered with Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe in 2011, reaching week 4 of the competition. He faired slightly better when dancing with fellow Corrie star Samia Ghadie in 2013, where he was eliminated in Week 8 (he subsequently married Ghadie in 2016).
In last series, Dancing on Ice favourite Longchambon did not do so well, being eliminated in the second week after being partnered with Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring. Will dancing with Danson see Longchambon score his first win?
X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto is teamed up with British pair skater Hamish Gaman, who made his Dancing on Ice debut in the 2018 series. Having previously been partnered with Olympic athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, Gaman only made it to the third week of the competition before being given the boot.
Dancing on Ice OG Matt Evers will be responsible for whipping TOWIE diva Gemma Collins into shape as they prepare to take to the ice. Evers only briefly featured in the 2018 series of Dancing on Ice, being the first to be eliminated after his routine with Bake Off champion Candice Brown failed to impress.
There has been previous speculation that Collins may not even make it to the live shows, after it was reported she was throwing “diva strops” while training – something that was denied by ITV.
However, Dancing on Ice host Phillip Schofield is similarly sceptical of Collins’ staying power.
“She’s known to be a walker, and I’d like her to be known as a skater,” he told RadioTimes.com
Singer Melody Thornton is following in fellow Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts’ footsteps by entering a dance competition. But while Roberts is smashing it on Strictly, it’s yet to be seen how Thornton will be doing, being partnered with new pro skater Alexander Demetriou.
This year’s megastar billing is Frenchie from Grease, who has been partnered with returning Dancing on Ice pro Lukasz Rozycki. Having previously been partnered with Elen Rivas and Laila Morse, his best performance came in series 9 of Dancing on Ice after he came third when partnered with Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle. He has now flown out to America to train with Conn.
Scottish skating pro Mark Hanretty is carrying on his tradition of dancing with Loose Women stars, having previously been partnered with Nadia Sawalha in series 6 of Dancing on Ice. Having returned for the revival of Dancing on Ice last year, he was partnered with TV personality Donna Air – being the sixth eliminated from the competition.
Brand new last series, Brandee Malto was the 7th eliminated from the competition after failing to impress with Coronation Street star Anthony Cotton. Can cricketer Ryan Sidebottom be able to take her further?
Former Neighbours actor Mark Little has turned to comedy after leaving the popular Australian soap – but we’re betting he’ll be desperate for everyone to keep a straight face as he takes to the floor with Dancing on Ice veteran Brianne Delcourt. Having previously been runner up with Matt Lapinskas in series 8, with Delcourt be able to win with Little?