Dancing on Ice is back for a brand-new series. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert Ice Panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles as judges.
The celebrities heating up the ice this year in the hope of winning the competition are musician and presenter Myleene Klass; actor Joe-Warren Plant; actress, singer and presenter Denise Van Outen; actress Faye Brookes; Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay; actor and singer Jason Donovan; Olympians Graham Bell and Colin Jackson CBE; TV personality Rebekah Vardy; musician Lady Leshurr; TV personality Billie Shepherd; actor and comedian Rufus Hound.
Six of the celebrity skaters and their partners will compete in the series’ opener and the remaining six will compete in the following week’s show. The couple at the bottom of the table following the week one public vote will find themselves in the following week’s Skate Off, along with the pairing at the bottom of the table in week two, and therefore at risk of the first elimination. However, in a voting twist this series, the judges will now have the power to award their newly created Golden Ticket. For the first two weeks only, a couple per week will receive this honour which saves them from the vote and guarantees them graduation straight through to the third show of the series and that means Musicals Week.
From this week forward the entire remaining cast will be skating each week for survival in the competition. The celebrities skating live with their professional partners will be giving their all to impress both the panel and the viewers who will ultimately decide who wins the show. Those professional partners are Matt Evers, who has been part of the show since it launched on ITV in 2006; series favourites Alexandra Schauman and husband Lukasz Różycki, Mark Hanretty, Hamish Gaman, Brendyn Hatfield and Vanessa Bauer. Dancing on Ice alumni Andy Buchanan and Robin Johnstone return this series. New additions to the line up are professional coach and Disney on Ice star, Angela Egan; Klabera Komini, who joins as the reigning champion of Dancing on Ice in the Netherlands; and member of the UK coaching elite and co-founder of Ice Theatre, Yebin Mok. Completing the line-up are former competitive skaters and Cirque Du Soleil performers Karina Manta and skating partner Joe Johnson who will lead the professional group performances.
Dancing on Ice is an ITV Studios production.