ITV's Dancing on Ice continues this weekend with the Dancing on Ice 2023 line-up back on the ice for another performance.


British Gymnast Nile Wilson has already marked himself out as a serious contender, after topping the leaderboard for four of the five weeks of the competition so far.

He initially sailed to the top of the leaderboard for his debut performance to Sign of the Times by Harry Styles, which he bagged 29.5 points for, and last week scored a seriously impressive 36.0.

Meanwhile, last weekend saw actress Patsy Palmer become the latest contestant to leave Dancing on Ice, after finding herself in the skate-off against Darren Harriott.

But will it be another golden night for Nile this weekend? And does he have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Regan Gascoigne, who lifted the coveted glass trophy with his dance partner Karina Manta?

Read on for everything you need to know about Nile Wilson.

Who is Nile Wilson?

Olivia Smart and Nile Wilson
Olivia Smart and Nile Wilson ITV

Age: 26 (Turns 27 on 17th January)

Job: Former artistic gymnast

Twitter: @NileMW

Instagram: @nilemw

Partnered with: Olivia Smart

Nile Wilson is a former British artistic gymnast.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the men's horizontal bar. He was also a world medallist as a member of the silver-medal winning British team at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. This was the first world men's team medal in British gymnastics history.

In 2021, Wilson announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics as a result of injuries.

Nile Wilson's Dancing on Ice journey


Week 1 - 7.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 = 29.5

Week 3 - 8.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5 = 33.5

Week 4 - 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5 = 34.0

Week 5 - 9.0, 9.0, 9.0, 9.0 = 36.0

Nile Wilson has been putting on quite the show since he made his debut on the ice on Sunday 15th January. He's managed to maintain the top spot on the leaderboard since his first performance to Sign of the Times by Harry Styles.

Wilson achieved his highest score of the season in week 5, as he landed 36 points for Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams.

What has Nile said about joining Dancing on Ice 2023?

Nile was the fourth celebrity to be confirmed for season 15.

He revealed the news on his YouTube channel, saying: "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.”

On what he hopes to bring to the ice, Nile added: “My biggest goal on the show is to do something that no-one has ever done before!”

Dancing on Ice 2023 airs on Sundays on ITV1 and ITVX.

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