Back in September, it was announced that reality skating show Dancing on Ice would be returning to our screens next year after being axed in 2014.
With plenty of rumours circulating around the internet, and teasing from the official Dancing on Ice social medias, we’re excited to know that the first six contestants have finally been revealed.
Swapping the Coronation Street cobbles for the ice rink, actress Brooke Vincent (aka Sophie Webster) was the first contestant to be confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2018.
Also on the line up is Bucks Fuzz singer and TV presenter Cheryl Baker. She’s already started her training and has admitted to falling over but we’ll have to see how she gets on in the coming months.
Kem Cetinay won the hearts of the nation (and partner Amber Davies and best friend Chris Hughes) on this year’s Love Island. After winning the show with Amber and releasing a single called ‘Little Bit Leave It’ with Chris, Kem will now be trying his hand at ice skating.
Candice will be swapping baking for skating when she makes her Dancing on Ice debut. After winning the Great British Bake Off last year thanks to her incredible baking skills, the show will certainly be a tough new challenge for Candice.
Rugby player Max Evans was confirmed earlier today. He will be following in the reality footsteps of his brother Thom, who competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. He was controversially voted out in week 4, but will Max fare any better on Dancing on Ice? We’ll have to wait and see!
After winning us over on reality shows such as The X Factor and I’m A Celebrity, singer Jake Quickenden’s next challenge is Dancing on Ice. He was a standby contestant for The Jump earlier this year, so we are quietly confident that Jake is going to do well.
Hosts and judges
This Morning dream team Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be returning to host Dancing on Ice. Phillip has hosted every series of the show, whilst Holly hosted between 2006 and 2011 before being replaced by Christine Bleakley.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean announced that they will be the new head judges whilst Jason Gardiner will be returning to the panel. It is also rumoured that Diversity’s Ashley Banjo will be joining the show as a judge.
Dancing on Ice returns to our screens in 2018.