Meet Rebekah Vardy, Dancing on Ice 2021 contestant and reality TV star
The former I'm a Celeb star is part of the DOI line-up. Here's everything you need to know about her.
This year's series of Dancing on Ice is getting closer to the final mark – with just five celebrities left in the running in what has been an injury-hit series.
One of the contestants who is still skating is reality TV star Rebekah Vardy. In recent weeks, the 38-year-old has impressed the judges, bouncing back from being in the skate-off.
In Week Four, she managed to score 30 points for her energetic cancan, and in Week Five, she and her professional skating partner Andy Buchanan received 32.5 points for their portrayal of Rachel and Ross in the show's Love Week.
She'll have to fight off competition from the other contestants in the Dancing on Ice 2021 line-up, particularly Sonny Jay who is currently at the top of the leaderboard with 35 points and Colin Jackson, when she returns to the ice this week.
Rebekah has admitted to press, including us here at RadioTimes.com that she was feeling the nerves ahead of her first solo skate and had worries that her legs would turn to jelly when the music for her performance started.
However, judging by her recent scores, it doesn't look like she has much to worry about.
Ahead of her next solo skate, here is all that you need to know about Rebekah Vardy.
Who is Dancing On Ice contestant Rebekah Vardy?
Job: TV personality
Rebekah Vardy is married to England and Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy, with whom she has three children. She also has two children from a former relationship.
The TV personality appeared on I'm a Celebrity in 2017, and became the third celebrity contestant to be eliminated. She has also made appearances on Loose Women, Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine andThis Morning. In 2019, Vardy appeared in two episodes of Celebrity Gogglebox alongside husband Jamie, and joined Phillip Schofield in How To Spend it Well at Christmas.
What has Rebekah Vardy scored so far?
Week One: 6, 6, 6.5, 6.5 (25)
Week Three: 6, 6, 6.5, 6.5 (25)
Week Four: 7, 7.5, 7.5, 8 (30)
Week Five: 7.5, 8, 8.5, 8.5 (32.5)
Not a bad score at all for Rebekah who notched up 25/40 in Week Two.
Week Three saw Rebekah in joint fifth place on the leaderboard after scoring another 25 points for her routine to Let's Face The Music and Dance for musicals week.
The I'm a Celebrity star beat Graham Bell in their skate-off on Sunday night (31st January).
And in Week Four, Rebekah achieved an impressive 30 points for her cancan routine – which landed her fourth spot on the leaderboard.
But it was Week Five that got the reality TV star up the leaderboard as she received her highest score of the series of 32.5 points.
What has Rebekah Vardy said about joining Dancing on Ice?
Rebekah appeared on Good Morning Britain to confirm the news earlier this year, telling hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, "My dad taught me how to stand up on a pair of skates when I was about seven years old. He used to take us to the local ice rink so it's a really fun family thing for us to have done together and I'm really excited actually. The only time I've been ice skating since is when we take the kids to our local ice rink at Christmas to have a really good time."
Speaking about her family's reaction, she added, "Jamie thinks it's such a brilliant idea. He's really looking forward to watching me and says he hopes I don’t fall over too much."
Alongside the promotional pic she shared on Instagram, Rebekah wrote: "Looking forward to some fun!"