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Meet Rachel Stevens: Dancing on Ice 2022 contestant and S Club 7 singer

Everything you need to know about the S Club 7 star's Dancing on Ice journey.

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Published: Friday, 4th February 2022 at 2:27 pm

After being set back by a wrist injury, Rachel Stevens finally made her Dancing on Ice debut on last weekend.

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Along with her professional skating partner, Brendyn Hatfield, Stevens danced to Lady Marmalade from the film Moulin Rouge as the show hosted their annual Movie Week.

She managed to bag herself a pretty decent score of 26.5 points and finished in sixth place on the scoreboard,but unfortunately it wasn't enough to keep her out of the dreaded skate-off, where she went head-to-head with Ria Hebden.

It was down to the Dancing on Ice panel to decide who they wanted to keep in the competition, choosing to save Stevens and Hebden becoming the second contestant to leave Dancing on Ice 2022.

Stevens will no doubt be pulling out all the stops when she returns to the ice for Dance Week on Sunday, 6th February.

The Dancing on Ice songs have now been revealed for Week four, and she'll be doing a Waltz to If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys.

As her journey continues, here's everything you need to know about Rachel Stevens – one of the Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants.

Who is Rachel Stevens? Meet Dancing on Ice 2022 contestant

Rachel Stevens and Brendyn Hatfield on Dancing on Ice
Rachel Stevens and Brendyn Hatfield on Dancing on Ice 2022 ITV

Age: 43

Job: Former S Club 7 singer

Instagram: @msrachelstevens

Twitter: @MsRachelStevens

Paired with: Brendyn Hatfield

Rachel Stevens is best known for being part of pop group S Club 7, which had hits with Reach, Never Had a Dream Come True, Don't Stop Movin' and Bring It All Back.

She joined the band in 1999 alongside Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Pearritt, Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole and Tina Barrett, before leaving in 2003 to pursue a solo career.

After releasing two solo albums, Stevens competed on the 2008 series of Strictly Come Dancing with Vincent Simone, coming in second place, and went on to present The Sunday Night Project, appear on The X Factor New Zealand, The Voice of Ireland and Celebrity MasterChef.

Rachel Stevens' Dancing on Ice score:

Week Three: 6.5, 6.6, 6.5, 7.0 = 26.5

Rachel made her debut on the ice in Week Three, after suffering a wrist injury and having to sit out of the competition. For her first skate, she performed to Lady Marmalade from the film Moulin Rouge. While she scored 26.5 points and finished in sixth place on the scoreboard, Rachel found herself in the skate-off against Ria Hebden. However, she was given another chance, as Hebden became the second person to be eliminated from the 14th series.

Dancing on Ice contestant Rachel Stevens’ injury explained

Stevens sustained a fractured wrist while training for Dancing on Ice 2022.

The singer, who was due to take to the ice with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield on Sunday, 23rd January after months of rehearsing, described the setback as “frustrating”.

She told the Mirror Online: “I've got a meeting with the consultant this week so fingers crossed as soon as I get the all clear I can go back on the ice. It is so frustrating but you know what, these things happen and it's the risk you take.

She added: “I fractured my wrist at the beginning of December. I didn’t realise I had done it at the time. Healing time for a fractured wrist is six weeks really so I’ve just been following the advice of the medics and doing all the advice they've told me to do to keep it strong.”

At the time, an ITV spokesperson said: "Due to an injury sustained in training and on the expert advice from the Dancing on Ice medical professionals, Rachel Stevens will not skate in this Sunday's show. We look forward to her returning to the show next weekend."

The S Club 7 returned to the show on Sunday, 30th January.

During the break, Rachel revealed she's doing everything she can to prepare for Dancing on Ice.

"I'm just so grateful to still be able to be in it and be a part of it," she told press including RadioTimes.com. "And we're working super, super hard off the ice."

What has Rachel Stevens said about joining Dancing on Ice?

Dancing on Ice
Dancing on Ice 2022 ITV

Rachel Stevens stopped by ITV's This Morning to reveal the news, telling Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: "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."

When asked whether she'd skated before, Stevens said: "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."

On why she chose to take part in Dancing on Ice, she said: "The opportunity came up and I thought what an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill.

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"I love the whole idea of working with a team and your partner and also for my girls to be a part of this. They are at an age now where they love all the costumes."

Dancing on Ice airs on ITV on Sundays. To find out what’s on telly tonight, check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub.
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