We can’t wait for Dancing on Ice to start! The 2021 series is expected to air in January, and already some celebrities have been confirmed for the line-up.
Joining the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up is singer and TV presenter Myleene Klass – who was the first celeb announced for the show.
Ghe singer rose to fame in the 90s as a member of pop group Hear’Say and she’s gone on to release her own music.
She’ll be competing against the likes of Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant, who was also confirmed for the ITV show – and actress Denise Van Outen.
But can Myleene skate as well as she can sing? Here’s everything you need to know about her.
Who is Dancing On Ice contestant Myleene Klass?
Job: Singer, television presenter and model
Myleene Klass is best known for being a member of noughties pop group, Hear’Say, which she became a part of after appearing on ITV’s Popstars.
The group released two studio albums and five singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart.
On her own, Klass has released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007.
More recently, Klass has been a television and radio presenter. She has hosted various television shows, including The one Show, Popstar to Operastar in 2010, and BBQ Champ on ITV. In 2014, she was also briefly a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.
Nowadays, her focus is on life as a mother. Klass has three children – Hero and Ava Quinn from her ex-husband Simon Quinn, and last year, she welcomed a son with her boyfriend Simon Motson.
What has Myleene Klass said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Speaking about her DoI signing, Klass said in a statement: “I have a 13-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old daughter who are obsessed with ice skating. They both ice skate and I stand there and I hold the coats. That’s my role – to tie the shoelaces and hold the coats. Now it’s my turn to learn and I can’t wait!”
She followed up with a social media post, gushing about her new gig.
Alongside a promotional pic, she told her followers: “Guess who won’t be holding the coats at the side of the rink anymore! I am so, SO excited to be joining the cast of @dancingonice. My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!
“Anyway, I want to make them proud and show them I’m up for a challenge when completely out of my comfort zone but most of all, I want a bum like JLo!”
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Guess who won’t be holding the coats at the side of the rink anymore! I am so, SO excited to be joining the cast of @dancingonice. My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers! Anyway, I want to make them proud and show them I’m up for a challenge when completely out of my comfort zone but most of all, I want a bum like Jlo! ⛸????
Sounds great, Myleene!