Dancing on Ice continues this weekend with the second set of celebrities in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up taking to the ice.
Skating in Week Two is Billie Shepherd, Sonny Jay, Myleene Klass, Graham Bell, Colin Jackson and Faye Brooks.
Lady Leshurr will also return to the ice after finding herself in the skate off. Rufus Hound is safe from the eliminations as he secured the series’ first Golden Ticket.
Graham Bell was meant to skate in Week One, however, an injury caused him to be moved to Week Two.
The Dancing on Ice accident caused Graham Bell’s partner Yebin to pull out of first shows, as she she sustained a laceration in her leg from the blade of an ice skate.
Myleene Klass takes to the ice this week after suffering an injury herself, however, she sounds fit and ready to perform her first solo skate.
Speaking to press including RadioTimes.com, Myleene Klass shared an update following double knee injury.
She said: “You know what, you sign up to this! For me, my fear was that I would be going so fast and I’d get my fingers sliced off and then I realised that I can’t get above three miles an hour. The only thing I keep injuring is my pride and my nana knee.”
Coronation Street star Faye Brooks opened up about Dancing on Ice injuries, admitting: “This was the one show I said I wouldn’t do!”
She explained: “Naturally, there’s a worry because it’s dangerous. I think I actually said in the past it was the only reality show, I would never do.”
Well, she’s certainly changed her tune as she gets ready for her solo skate.
The second episode will see one more celeb saved with the new Golden Ticket feature, and another put into the dance-off with Leshurr.
While there have been doubts as to whether the show will go ahead during the pandemic – with reports of crew members testing positive for COVID-19 making headlines this week – ITV has assured fans that the series will still kick-off this weekend due to the “robust set of measures in place”.
In the run-up to Dancing on Ice 2021, ITV has teased the upcoming series with first-look pics of the line-up, showing the likes of Colin Jackson, Denise Van Outen and Myleene Klass posing on the ice.
The channel has also revealed the Dancing on Ice COVID changes in place to ensure the safety of cast and crew – but what exactly are these measures?
As series 13 continues, here’s everything you need to know about Dancing on Ice 2021.
When is Dancing on Ice on?
The next episode of Dancing on Ice is on ITV on Sunday 24th January 2021 at 6pm.
It will see the first celebrity eliminated from the 2021 series following the skate-off.
When will Dancing on Ice 2021 start?
The 13th series started on Sunday 17th January 2021 at 6pm.
While reports of several crew members testing positive for COVID-19 have been circulating this week, ITV has responded by confirming that the show will go ahead this weekend and ensuring the safety of all cast and crew members.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, an ITV spokesperson said: “The welfare of everyone who works on Dancing On Ice is our first priority. We have had a robust set of measures in place ever since work on the series commenced in order to operate safely within COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure the wellbeing of everyone connected with the production.”
Episodes will continue to air on Sunday evenings until the winner is crowned in the grand final.
Confirmed: Dancing on Ice returns Sunday 17 January at 6pm on ITV.— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) January 6, 2021
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Dancing on Ice judges and hosts
This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will reprise their role as hosts on the show while Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will return as judges.
John Barrowman – who joined the panel on the last series – will also be back on the judging panel, alongside Ashley Banjo.
Who is in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up?
There are 12 stars joining the series, with some pretty big names involved!
You can view a full list of contestants below:
- Denise Van Outen
- Myleene Klass
- Joe-Warren Plant
- Colin Jackson
- Rufus Hound
- Faye Brookes
- Jason Donovan
- Sonny Jay
- Graham Bell
- Rebekah Vardy
- Lady Leshurr
- Billie Shepherd
Which professional skaters are taking part in Dancing on Ice 2021?
Longtime Dancing on Ice professional Matt Evers will be returning to the competition, as will Finish champion Alexandra Shauman and her husband, Polish skater Łukasz Różycki.
Professional skaters Andy Buchanan, Brendyn Hatfield, Joe Johnson, Karina Manta and British champion Hamish Gaman will also be appearing in the upcoming series, alongside senior bronze medalist Mark Hanretty, Robin Johnstone and Vanessa Bauer.
New additions to the professional line-up include Klabera Komini, Yebin Mok and Disney On Ice star Angela Egan, who’ll be paired up with Capital Breakfast presenter Sonny Jay, Capital FM confirmed.
Have any COVID changes been made to Dancing On Ice 2021?
It looks like some small changes have been made to ensure safety during the pandemic.
New pictures show ITV’s COVID-safe makeover with the judges desk now separated by perspex windows.
Usually the judges sit altogether on one desk, however, this year they’ll be spaced out with a window between them in order to meet social distancing guidelines.
Meanwhile, the show has scrapped its public studio audience – with members of the cast becoming the audience as they watch one another perform from “all-new socially distanced cabaret style tables”. We’ll keep you updated with any more Dancing on Ice COVID changes when we know them.
What is the Dancing on Ice Golden Ticket?
ITV has announced the judges will be given the opportunity to use a Golden Ticket, which will give a couple a safe pass through to next week’s show and save them from elimination.
So how does it work?
The Golden Ticket will allow a couple to be saved from facing the public vote and therefore elimination.
It will only be in use for the first two weeks, however, and will see one couple per week in the first fortnightly shows receive a pass which will save them from the vote and see them go straight through to the third show.
Of course, the celebs and their partners will be eager to get their hands on the Golden Ticket, with those at the bottom of the leaderboard in Week One and Two at risk of being eliminated.
Dancing on Ice 2021 trailer
Fans were given their first glimpse of this year’s batch of celebs in a promo clip that was released in December 2020, which also confirmed the series start date. Take a look below:
Who won Dancing on Ice 2020?
Last year’s series was won by actor and presenter Joe Swash.
The finale saw Joe and Perri and their respective pro partners Alex Murphy and Vanessa Bauer take to the ring for one last dance, after Libby Clegg just missed out on the final two. Each couple earned perfect scores from the judges, but ultimately, the public vote saw Joe and Alex’s Bolero come out on top.
Dancing on Ice series 13 is on ITV on Sundays. You can also check out what else is on with our TV Guide.