The 2022 season of Dancing on Ice kicked off on Sunday 16th January and it has been quite the journey – but that journey is about to come to an end.
We will soon have a winner as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return to host the final of the ITV show.
We've already seen many famous faces leave the competition, and there have also been cases where stars have had to miss a week – including Phillip Schofield, who was forced to sit a week out due to a positive COVID test.
Here's everything you need to know about the Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants as the 2022 series draws to a close.
Confirmed Dancing on Ice 2022 line-up
Job: Pop star and actress
Paired with: Mark Hanretty
Wyatt rose to fame as a member of The Pussycat Dolls, and she also performs as part of dance duo Her Majesty & the Wolves with Spencer Nezey. She is also about to star in the UK Tour of Dead Lies – which will be her stage debut.
Wyatt was the winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2015, and she was also a judge on Sky1 dance competition Got to Dance.
Job: Professional dancer
Paired with: Vanessa Bauer
Former Strictly pro Brendan Cole has signed up for season 14 of Dancing on Ice.
He announced the news during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women, telling the panellists: "“I’m so, so excited. It’s been a while coming now. I’ve known I’d be doing the show for quite some time and I want to get started, I’m so excited to be on the show.”
On his ice skating experience, he added: "I’ve had one go. I’m a fairly confident person and I like to think I’m going to be good at what I put my hand to or my feet to! I was a bit wobbly [when I first started]. You can expect to be a bit wobbly on ice but I was hoping I was going to be better than I was. I’ve got time to learn. I’m just going to embrace the whole experience and I’m very excited to get started."
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Paired with: Karina Manta
Regan Gascoigne – who is the son of English footballer Paul Gascoigne – has joined the 2022 line-up.
Regan is a trained dancer but he's not so keen on the ice, saying ahead of his debut: "Obviously I dance and love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!"
Connor Ball - Eliminated in Week Nine
Job: Bass guitarist and singer with The Vamps
Paired with: Alexandra Schauman
Ball is best known for being a part of the band The Vamps, in which he plays the bass. Prior to joining them, he made a name for himself on YouTube singing cover songs.
When he's not with the band, Ball plays World of Warcraft - a hobby that is unlikely to help him on the ice, but one we respect nonetheless.
Ria Hebden - Eliminated in Week Three
Job: Entertainment presenter
Paired with: Łukasz Różycki
Entertainment presenter Ria Hebden has joined the line-up for the 14th season.
The news was announced on ITV's Lorraine, with Hebden saying: "It’ll be fun. This is one of ITV’s most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like, 'Absolutely!'. We watch it at home. It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.”
She added: “You’ve got to say yes to things that excite you, that are a little bit scary because that’s when the growth happens - I’m hoping so anyway!”
Kye Whyte - Eliminated in Week Nine
Job: Olympic BMX rider
Paired with: Tippy Packard
Olympic BMX star Kye Whyte has joined the line-up for the 14th season. The news was announced on CBBC's Newsround, with Kye admitting: "I’m feeling good."
When asked if he’s ever skated, he said: “I have [rollerskated] when I was younger so we’ll see how it goes.”
Rachel Stevens - Eliminated in Week Four
Job: Former S Club 7 singer
Paired with: Brendyn Hatfield
Former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens has joined the line-up for the 14th season.
The news was announced on ITV's This Morning on Tuesday, 5th October.
"It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous. It’s one of those things, until you do it you don’t know what’s going to happen," Rachel told Willoughby and Schofield.
Asked whether she's ever skated before, she added: "Only with the Penguin with my kids – you know, every Christmas. I did it when I was 10 [years old] and dabbled in it for a little bit and I really loved it but I’m very wobbly.”
Ben Foden - Eliminated in Week Two
Job: Rugby player
Paired with: Robin Johnstone
English rugby player Ben Foden is ditching the field for the ice as he joins the 2022 line-up.
“I used to skate a little when I was a kid. I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 years old and you’d always see these kids that could do pirouettes that had a proper dancing background. I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill," he said of his new signing.
"I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at!"
Liberty Poole - Eliminated in Week Five
Job: Love Island star
Paired with: Joe Johnson
Love Island star Liberty Poole has joined the line-up for the 14th season.
Speaking about her new challenge, Liberty, who walked from the seventh season of the ITV reality dating show, said: "I ice skate as a hobby sometimes, so I can get around the rink. But I can’t do any tricks, no pirouetting or anything, so I’m really looking forward to pushing myself and learning as much as I possibly can. Not just skating around the ice but actually dancing on ice. Bring it on!”
Stef Reid - Eliminated in Week Eight
Job: Paralympic athlete
Paired with: Andy Buchanan
Track and field Paralympian Stef Reid was the third celebrity to be confirmed for the Dancing on Ice 2022 line-up.
On her new signing, she said: “I’m going to be picking up a new sport this winter and it comes with a little bit of showbiz. I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!”
Bez - Eliminated in Week Six
Job: Music star and media personality
Paired with: Angela Egan
Bez joined Willoughby and Schofield on This Morning to make the announcement while emerging from a snowball.
“At the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice. How I got picked I don’t know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me!" he said.
“I’m looking forward to learning a new skill and I can’t wait for the Christmas ice rinks again and I can get on there and really show off."
Upon hearing the news, his former bandmate Shaun Ryder sent a special message to his old friend, saying: “It’s a happy Monday! Hope it’s not a black and blue Monday, mate. I’m here to wish you all the best and say 'good luck fella' for Dancing On Ice. Make sure you keep those maracas warm ‘cos it can get a bit cold! So, call the cops, good luck bro!”
Sally Dynevor - Eliminated in Week Seven
Paired with: Matt Evers
Coronation Street actor Sally Dynevor was season 14's first celebrity announcement.
When asked on Lorraine if she’s skated before, she said: “No never! I went with Hattie [her daughter] when she was little and I had a penguin and then thought this is too hard so I’ll go and get a coffee!”
She added: “This is a massive challenge, Lorraine. It really, really is. I’m not getting any younger, I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get so that when I’m old I can say you know what? I gave it a go.”