It was Musicals Week on Dancing on Ice over the weekend, and there were some truly standout performances.

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From The Phantom of the Opera to Matilda, the celebrities and their partners gave it their all to remain in the competition for another week, but unfortunately for two, it was the end of the road.

Last weekend saw Claire Sweeney and Colin Grafton say goodbye to the competition, following on from Hannah Spearritt's exit the weekend before.

With now just six celebrities left, they will all be hoping to showcase their skating and dancing skills to the highest degree for the judging panel: Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Oti Mabuse and Ashley Banjo.

Last year saw British gymnast Nile Wilson lift the trophy with his skating partner Olivia Smart, beating Joey Essex and The Vivienne in the grand final. Who's got what it takes to lift the trophy in 2024?

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As the celebrities get ready to show audiences their iconic dance routines on the ice this Sunday, here's everything you need to know about the Dancing on Ice 2024 contestants as the series continues.

Dancing on Ice 2024 line-up: Contestants for season 16

The confirmed cast for Dancing on Ice 2024 so far is as follows:

Amber Davies

Amber Davies with one of her legs lifted in a gold sparkly outfit
Amber Davies. ITV

Age: 26

Job: Theatre performer

Instagram: @amb_d

X (formerly Twitter): @Amber_Davies7

Dance partner: Simon Senecal

Amber Davies is best known from winning Love Island back in 2017 alongside former boyfriend Kem Cetinay, who also took part in Dancing on Ice in 2018.

Since appearing on Love Island, Davies has thrown herself into acting and has appeared in 9 to 5: The Musical and Back To The Future The Musical on the West End.

Speaking about the news on Lorraine, Davies said: "I would definitely say that I'm an adrenaline junkie but I do get more nervous as I get older and I hope that I can contain them, I don't want to the adrenaline to get the better of me."

Davies will be taking a break from the Pretty Woman musical tour to take part in Dancing on Ice.

Greg Rutherford MBE

Greg Rutherford wearing a blue suit with his arms spread apart
Greg Rutherford. ITV

Age: 36

Job: Olympian

Instagram: @gregjrutherford

X (formerly Twitter): N/A

Dance partner: Vanessa James

Olympic legend Greg Rutherford was the fifth star confirmed to be taking part in Dancing on Ice in 2024.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Rutherford shared his excitement about taking part in the competition. He said: "My kids love dancing around so hopefully they are going to enjoy watching me dance with blades on my feet!"

Rutherford is a retired track and field athlete who specialised in the long jump. He represented Great Britain at the Olympics, World and European Championships and England at the Commonwealth Games.

Miles Nazaire

Miles Nazaire on his tip toes
Miles Nazaire. ITV

Age: 27

Job: TV personality

Instagram: @milesjnazaire

X (formerly Twitter): @MilesNazaire

Dance partner: Vanessa Bauer

Made in Chelsea star Miles Nazaire was the sixth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in Dancing on Ice next year.

Revealing the news on social media, Miles said: "I've always loved to dance but it's usually on a dance floor on a Saturday night and Dancing on Ice looks so difficult."

He went on to say despite feeling "nervous", Dancing on Ice is an "unbelievable opportunity" to help him step out of his comfort zone.

Nazaire is best known for his role on reality TV series Made in Chelsea. He joined the show back in 2018 and has established himself as a fan favourite amongst viewers.

Ricky Norwood

Ricky Norwood. ITV
Ricky Norwood. ITV

Age: 40

Job: Actor

Instagram: @officialrickynorwood

X (formerly Twitter): @RickyJNorwood

Dance partner: Annette Dytrt

EastEnders legend Ricky Norwood was the ninth celebrity to be announced as part of the Dancing on Ice 2024 line-up.

Norwood is best known for his role as Fatboy in EastEnders, who was first introduced in 2010 before being killed off five years later.

The actor made a brief reappearance in a flashback episode of EastEnders in August 2023, where he bumped into a presumed dead Cindy Beale.

Revealing the DOI news on Loose Women, Norwood said: "Being on the ice! I'm apprehensive about the lifts, especially the headbanger. I've got to trust in the process, trust in the training, trust in the trainers."

Adele Roberts

Adele Roberts in a blue suit with her arms spread apart
Adele Roberts. ITV ITV

Age: 44

Job: British broadcaster and DJ

Instagram: @adeleroberts

X (formerly Twitter): @AdeleRoberts

Dance partner: Mark Hanretty

Broadcaster and DJ Adele Roberts will be taking to the ice rink in the new year. Roberts is known for her work on BBC Radio 1 and has appeared in a string of reality TV programmes including Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Revealing the news on Lorraine, Adele said: "It's 'bricking it on ice' for me! I think the hardest part is putting myself out there as I usually hide away. I did radio as it's not visual. That's going to be a big challenge. After cancer, I have my life back; I actually can't wait for the glam!"

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas. ITV

Age: 39

Job: Actor

Instagram: @ryanthomas83

X (formerly Twitter): @ryanjamesthomas

Dance partner: Amani Fancy

Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas will be putting on his skates as he joins the Dancing on Ice 2024 line-up. Ryan is best known for his role on Coronation Street as Jason Grimshaw between 2000 to 2016.

In recent years, Thomas has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity MasterChef and featured in a mini-series, Absolutely India: Mancs in Mumbai, with his brothers to discover their Indian heritage.

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards

Eddie Edwards. ITV
Eddie Edwards. ITV

Age: 59

Job: Ski jumper and Olympian

Instagram: N/A

X (formerly Twitter): N/A

Dance partner: Vicky Ogden

Olympian Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards has joined the Dancing On Ice 2024 line-up, replacing Stephen Lustig-Webb, who had to drop out of the competition due to an injury.

Edwards is best known for becoming the first athlete to represent Team GB in ski jumping in 1998.

The olympian said he is "delighted" to be taking part in the 2024 series, but admitted it is "bittersweet".

He said: "I'm delighted to be taking part in the new series, I'm gutted for Stephen and wish him a speedy recovery. Dancing on Ice is a show I've always wanted to do. It's a challenge I think I'm going to relish!"

Former Dancing on Ice 2024 contestants

Roxy Shahidi - Eliminated in Week 5

Roxy Shahidi wearing a purple dress
Roxy Shahidi. ITV

Age: 4o

Job: Actress

Instagram: @roxyshahidi

X (formerly Twitter): @roxyshahidi

Dance partner: Sylvain Longchambon

Roxy Shahidi is best known for her role on Emmerdale as Leyla Harding.

Roxy announced the news on Steph's Packed Lunch and will be the fourth soap star on the series next year.

Lou Sanders - Eliminated in Week 5

Lou Sanders with her arms on her hips in a gold dress
Lou Sanders. ITV

Age: 37

Job: Stand-up comedian and writer

Instagram: @louliesanders

X (formerly Twitter): N/A

Dance partner: Brendyn Hatfield

Lou Sanders was the eighth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the 2024 series of Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news to Nihal Arthanayake on Radio Five Live, the comedian said: "I'm nervous about cracking my head open, or just bashing the old head. I can't afford to lose anymore brain cells. I'm also worried about my partner picking me up, he's going to have to be very strong and very brave."

Sanders has appeared on shows such as Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Claire Sweeney - Eliminated in Week 4

Claire Sweeney in a dancer's pose on the ice
Claire Sweeney. ITV

Age: 52

Job: Actor

Instagram: @claire.sweeney

X (formerly Twitter): @clairesweeney

Dance partner: Colin Grafton

Claire Sweeney was the second celebrity confirmed to be taking part in Dancing on Ice season 16.

Ahead of her appearance on the ice skating competition, Sweeney said: "I'm really looking forward to going to an ice rink with my son and actually being able to skate and not have to use the penguins they give you to help you stay upright!"

Sweeney is best known for her portrayal of Lindsey Corkhill in Channel 4's Brookside. She currently appears in Coronation Street as Cassie Plummer, the long-lost mother of Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall).

Hannah Spearritt - Eliminated in Week 3

Hannah Spearrit wearing a pink sparkly dress with her arms in the air
Hannah Spearritt. ITV

Age: 42

Job: Singer and actor

Instagram: @hannahspearritt

X (formerly Twitter): @hannahspearritt

Dance partner: Andy Buchanan

Hannah Spearritt is an original member of pop group S Club 7 and was the third celebrity confirmed to be taking part in Dancing on Ice in 2024.

As well as her singing background, Spearritt is also well known for playing the role of Abby Maitland in Primeval, Mercedes Christie in Casualty and Kandice Taylor in EastEnders.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain about taking part on Dancing on Ice, Spearritt said: "I'm really excited about learning a new skill. It's so easy to live your comfortable life and that aspect of mixing things up is very appealing."

Ricky Hatton MBE – Eliminated in Week 2

Ricky Hatton MBE. ITV
Ricky Hatton MBE. ITV

Age: 44

Job: Former professional boxer

Instagram: @rickyhitmanhatton

X (formerly Twitter): @HitmanHatton

Dance partner: Robin Johnstone

World Champion boxer Ricky Hatton was the first celebrity confirmed to be taking part in Dancing on Ice 2024.

During an appearance on This Morning, Hatton announced the news: "If I can hold my nerve in the boxing ring I should be able to hold my nerve in the ice rink. I like setting new challenges and keeping myself busy!"

Hatton is one of the best known boxers in British history, having competed professionally between 1997 and 2012. During his career, Hatton went on to become a three-time light welterweight and welterweight world champion.

Stephen Lustig-Webb – Dropped out due to injury

Stephen Lustig-Webb
Stephen Lustig-Webb. ITV/Lifted Entertainment

Age: 52

Job: Hairdresser

Instagram: @stephengwebb1971

X (formerly Twitter): @lustig75

Gogglebox icon Stephen Lustig-Webb was set to leave his hairdressing tools behind as he took part in Dancing on Ice 2024.

The Gogglebox star and his husband recently left the Channel 4 show, deciding it was the "right" time to "move on and explore new opportunities".

Revealing the news on Lorraine, Stephen said: "The last time I was on the ice I think I was 14, so almost 40 years ago. I have been back on the ice since just for a quick spin around, I didn't fall over so that was a good thing!"

Stephen has since dropped out of the competition after sustaining an injury during training.

Dancing on Ice airs Sunday evenings on ITV1 and ITVX.

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