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Meet Stef Reid: Dancing on Ice 2022 contestant and Paralympic athlete

Stef Reid will be swapping trainers for skates as she joins the Dancing on Ice 2022 line-up.

Stef Reid
Published: Friday, 21st January 2022 at 2:29 pm

The skating continues this weekend on Dancing on Ice, and taking to the ice along for her first performance is Paralympic athlete Stef Reid.

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Ahead of Sunday's show, Stef Reid discussed the "amazing" prosthetics technology for Dancing on Ice.

Speaking to press, including RadioTimes.com, she said: "Is it perfect? No, we didn't have enough time. But it is the best we possibly could have come up with in that space of time.

She added: "It's not high tech in the way that you would expect. We actually found we needed to have an immobile ankle so there's no hydraulics and nothing on it moves. It is just one solid piece because at the end of the day, that was what gave me the confidence."

Stef will compete against the likes of Regan Gascoigne, Liberty Poole, Ben Foden and Connor Ball. At the end of the show, one of them will face Ria Hebden in the dreaded skate off, after which one of them will be sent home.

But, who will it be?

Read on for everything you need to know about Stef Reid – one of the Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants.

Who is Stef Reid?

Stef Reid

Age: 36

Job: Paralympic athlete

Instagram: @runjumpstefreid

Twitter: @runjumpstefreid

Paired with: Andy Buchanan

Stefanie Reid MBE is a track and field Paralympian who has won both bronze and silver medals at the Paralympic Games, competing in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

After losing her right foot in a boating accident as a teenager, Reid began competing in T44 long jump and sprint events and went on to win a bronze medal in the 200m at 2008 Beijing (representing Canada) and silver medals in long jump at both 2012 London and 2016 Rio (representing the UK).

The athlete has also taken home gold medals from competitions like the IPC World Championships, the IPC European Championships and the Disability Athletics Challenge.

Outside of sport, Reid has competed on Celebrity Masterchef and reached the semi-final in 2018.

What has Stef Reid said about joining Dancing on Ice?

Andy Buchanan and Stef Reid on Dancing on Ice

Andy Buchanan and Stef Reid on Dancing on Ice

The Paralympic medalist told Good Morning Britain earlier today that she's excited for her time on the show.

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"I’m going to be picking up a new sport this winter and it comes with a little bit of showbiz. I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!"

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