Dancing on Ice 2023 line-up: Confirmed cast list of celebrities taking part
Here's everything you need to know about the Dancing on Ice 2023 celebrities.
The skating continues on Dancing on Ice this weekend with the five remaining contestants returning to the ice for another chance to impress the Dancing on Ice judges.
Carley Stenson became the latest contestant to leave Dancing on Ice after finding herself in the skate-off with Siva Kaneswaran. Following the elimination, the ex-soap star revealed she dislocated her shoulder during her final performance on the ice.
Speaking about her time on the show, she said: "It just got harder. I'm gonna miss this man. I really enjoyed it, this is all a bit of a blur right now. But I enjoyed it, thank you so much."
The judges' decision to send Carley home meant that Siva sailed through to the semi-final, along with Joey Essex, The Vivienne, Mollie Gallagher and Nile Wilson.
The semi-final will air this Sunday 5th March, with the celebs competing for a place in the final, where one contestant will swoop the coveted glass trophy.
As season 15 continues, read on for everything you need to know about the Dancing on Ice 2023 line-up.
Dancing on Ice 2023 line-up: Full contestants list for season 15
The confirmed cast for Dancing on Ice 2023 is as follows:
- Siva Kaneswaran
- Joey Essex
- The Vivienne
- Mollie Gallagher
- Nile Wilson
- Carley Stenson - Eliminated in week 7
- Darren Harriott - Eliminated in week 6
- Patsy Palmer - Eliminated in week 5
- Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu - Eliminated in week 4
- Michelle Heaton - Eliminated in week 3
- John Fashanu - Eliminated in week 2
Siva Kaneswaran was the final name to be added to the Dancing On Ice 2023 line-up. The Wanted star confirmed his exciting news during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, 11th October.
Speaking about him joining the show, Siva said: “I’m very excited. I’m trying to be positive and not be in a fearful mindset! I’m looking forward to meeting all the cast. I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see and hopefully not make a fool of myself!”
Siva is best-known for his appearance in The Wanted alongside fellow bandmates Max George, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes. Their fifth band member, Tom Parker, sadly died in 2022.
Job: Reality TV star
Joey Essex has been confirmed as one of the contestants for 2023 line-up.
The news was announced on This Morning on Friday 7th October.
Viewers will recognise Joey from The Only Way Is Essex, which he joined in 2011.
Job: Drag queen and TV personality
Welsh drag queen The Vivienne has been confirmed for the 2023 series.
Revealing the news on social media, The Vivienne said: "I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023! This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice.
"To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour. I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV."
Corrie actress Mollie Gallagher will swap the cobbles for the ice next year.
"I’m really excited. I’ve not really felt nervous yet, strangely. But being here today, I am now feeling it a little bit!" Gallagher revealed during an interview on ITV's Lorraine.
On seeking advice from her Coronation Street co-stars, she added: "I’ll be getting all the tips I can because I’m going to need it!"
Nile Wilson was the fourth contestant announced for season 15.
"I'm going to be on ITV's Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing. I've certainly not done much ice skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again," he revealed on YouTube.
On what he hopes to bring to the ice, he added: "My biggest goal on the show is to do something that no one has ever done before!"
Former Dancing on Ice 2023 contestants
Carley Stenson - Eliminated in week 7
Actress and West End star Carley Stenson has been unveiled as the ninth star strapping on her skates for 2023's season of Dancing on Ice.
Stenson is best known for playing Steph Cunningham on Hollyoaks, as well as her roles in musical theatre productions such as Legally Blonde: The Musical and Les Misérables.
Of joining Dancing on Ice, Stenson said: "I'm so excited that I get to learn how to dance...on ice! I'm terrified but can’t wait - I just want to make the most of this whole experience."
Darren Harriott - Eliminated in week 6
When he announced that he’d be appearing on the show, Harriott made light of his dancing abilities, joking to Talk TV host Trisha Goddard: “I’ve got giant feet, I don’t skate and I can’t dance!”
He also revealed that his family had already started “making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode”.
Patsy Palmer - Eliminated in week 5
Job: Actress and DJ
Patsy Palmer was the first celebrity to be revealed for Dancing on Ice 2023.
Talking to This Morning, Patsy said: "I wanted to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I thought 'I’ll just go for it' and it seems like a lot of fun."
Patsy added: "My pact that I made with myself when I was 50 was I have to do things to challenge myself for the next couple of years. This is for all the 50 year-olds out there that think they can’t challenge themselves!"
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Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu - Eliminated in week 4
Job: Reality TV star
Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has been confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2023.
“I’ve got some amazing news to tell you, I’m going to be doing this year’s Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice,” she said on Good Morning Britain.
Michelle Heaton - Eliminated in week 3
Liberty X star Michelle Heaton was announced for Dancing on Ice on Lorraine on Monday 10th October.
The 43-year-old is best known for singing with Liberty X from 2001 until 2007, before appearing alongside her former bandmates in ITV2's The Big Reunion. She has since appeared on Loose Women, RTE's You're a Star, The Truth About Binge Drinking, Celebrity Big Brother and Come Dine with Me.
On signing up for Dancing on Ice, Heaton said that she was "so excited" to get in the rink. "I can't believe it. Me and the kids are such huge fans of the show in general.
"I've always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I'm really truly grateful that I've got it this year when I'm a lot stronger."
John Fashanu - Eliminated in week 2
Job: Former footballer and TV presenter
Football legend John Fashanu is swapping his football boots for a pair of skates.
Speaking about signing up for the series, John said: "I'm so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don't think it'll come as a surprise to people that I'm very competitive - I am definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I've ever signed up for but I couldn't be more ready for the challenge!"
Dancing on Ice 2023 airs on ITV1 and ITVX on Sundays.
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