Dancing on Ice will be making its long awaited comeback in 2018. The show sees a host of famous faces learn how to skate in order to perform intricate routines week after week. Six celebrities have already been confirmed, however, a further four have since been revealed.
Renowned cricket player Monty Panesar will be hoping to bowl over the judges and viewers alike when he takes to the ice rink early next year.
ITV presenter and weatherman Alex Beresford will also be competing on Dancing on Ice. Revealing the news on Good Morning Britain a few days ago, he’s already showed off a little of his skills on the ice and shared a weather update at the same time.
TV presenter and actress Donna Air will also be taking to the ice rink. She took part in diving show Splash! in 2014, finishing in fourth place. Can she do even better on Dancing on Ice? We’ll have to wait and see.
The latest celebrity to be announced is Perri Shakes-Drayton, best known for being a British track and field athlete. Normally quick on her feet during the 400 metres hurdles and the 400 metres sprint, will she be just as fast on the ice?
Monty, Alex, Donna and Perri will be joining the previously confirmed Brooke Vincent, Cheryl Baker, Kem Cetinay, Max Evans, Candice Brown and Jake Quickenden.
Ice Panel – complete!
In addition to some of the celebrity contestants, we now have a fully confirmed judging panel. It was previously revealed that former Dancing on Ice coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be the new head judges whilst former judge Jason Gardiner will also be returning.
Taking up the fourth and final seat on the Ice Panel will be Diversity’s Ashley Banjo. The news has been rumoured for weeks, however, it was finally confirmed earlier today when Ashley made an appearance on Loose Women.
Speaking about the show, Ashley said: “This show feels like it’s embedded into society. I was really excited to be part of the revamp and the refresh. I’m going to be myself, be constructive, and just be ready for Jason! I’m going to be honest. If someone is great, I’ll tell them they’re great. If people need telling that it was bad, I’ll tell them.”