Meet Siva Kaneswaran: Dancing on Ice 2023 contestant and The Wanted singer
The boyband star is facing his fears and heading onto the ice.
Siva Kaneswaran will return to the ice this weekend, after missing out in Week 5 due to an illness.
"Due to illness, Siva will not skate in this weekend's show," a spokesperson for the ITV show revealed at the time. "We look forward to welcoming him back next weekend."
As usual, The Wanted star will be hoping to impress the judging panel, including Oti Mabuse, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
He'll be performing with his professional skating partner Klabera Komini, and plans “make [his] family proud” with his performance – and “hopefully not make a fool" of himself!
Siva has been doing quite well since his Dancing on Ice debut.
In week 4, he managed to escape the skate-off, as he finished in fifth place for his Waltz to Three Times a Lady by the Commodores. The performance earned him a solid 30 points. Siva will no doubt be hoping to top this performance on Sunday 19th February.
As his Dancing on Ice journey continues, here’s everything you need to know about Siva.
Who is Siva Kaneswaran?
Paired with: Klabera Komini
Kaneswaran is best known as a member of boyband The Wanted, who formed in 2009 and topped the UK charts with their singles All Time Low and Glad You Came.
They went on hiatus in 2014, but announced in 2021 that they would reunite for a greatest hits album and a special charity performance at the Royal Albert Hall to support band member Tom Parker, who had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer the previous year.
The group released a new version of their single Gold Forever last April, following Parker’s death at the age of 33 the previous month, and gave the proceeds to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Outside of the group, Kaneswaran has released solo singles including Breathe In and Ready for This Love, and wrote the song You’re Not Alone for the UK’s 2016 Eurovision Song Contest entrants Joe and Jake.
On TV, he has appeared alongside bandmate Jay McGuiness on Channel 4’s Celebrity Hunted.
Siva Kaneswaran's Dancing on Ice 2023 journey
Week 1 - 6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0 = 24.0
Week 3 - 6.5, 7.0, 6.5, 6.4 = 26.5
Week 4 - 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 = 30
Siva made his Dancing on Ice debut on Sunday 15th January alongside his professional ice skating partner Klabera Komini.
For his first performance, Siva skated to Rio by Duran Duran and finished firmly in third place on the leaderboard.
He was also saved from the skate-off, as John Fashanu and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu went head-to-head. At the end of the episode, Fashanu was announced as the first contestant to leave Dancing on Ice 2023.
What has Siva Kaneswaran said about joining Dancing on Ice 2023?
The singer was inspired to “face [his] fears” and appear on the show after experiencing the “courage” of his friend and fellow Wanted star Parker.
“I’ve decided this year to do a lot of things that I’d never do and face my fears,” Kaneswaran said.
“Obviously, this year has been eye-opening for me with Tom and witnessing his courage, which was infectious to say the least.
“It reminded me that life was worth living and to take it all and to enjoy it... In comparison, it’s just not as scary any more, all my fears have shrunk.”
He’s hoping that his bandmates will be able to watch him perform. “It’s always nice to get someone there in your corner in case you fall,” he added. “Jay has obviously won Strictly Come Dancing so I need that winning attitude.
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“I’d love for all the boys to come down and support me at some point.”
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