THE Dancing on Ice stars donned skates for official photos ahead of the show’s premiere on Sunday.
Dressed in a variety of sparkling and colorful outfits, famous people They’re all smiles in their photos, but behind the scenes they all admit to having some fear of ice.
This year’s contestants include the likes of Love Island’s Liberty Poole, Pussycat Dolls’ Kimberly Wyatt, dancer Brendan Cole, Happy Mondays star Rachel Stevens and former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens.
“The header scared me,” Rachel said. “I’m fine with heights but it’s one of those things, until you actually do it you don’t know.”
Each week, they will skate live with their professional partners to impress both the panel and the viewers, who will ultimately decide who wins the show.
Pussycat Doll Kimberly is following in the footsteps of her bandmates Melody Thornton, who joined the show’s 2019 series.
Kimberly basks in hot water after it emerges that she’s no ice novice – yes trained in speed skating after participating in the reality show The Jump in 2014.
However, she insists in an interview with Heart Radio that she doesn’t have “a lot of skating experience” and is “quite trashy”.
Meanwhile, Coronation Street star Sally wanted to be “an inspiration for older women” when she appeared on the show – but was terrified about being in the spotlight.
The 58-year-old actress, known to fans as the aspiring Sally Webster in the ITV drama, said: “If you have any chance to do anything, just go for it. .
“I still feel like I’m 21, not 58, so I just think you have to take every opportunity.
“Now that my kids are grown, it’s much easier. I’m a good mom but I just feel like this is my moment.”
Off-screen, Sally is married to Emmerdale screenwriter Tim Dynevor and is pursued by her daughter Phoebe, 26, star of the Netflix series Bridgerton.
Talking about her character in Corrie, whom she has played since 1986, she said: “I like the idea of people seeing me for who I am after all these years.
“I’m pretty discreet and I’m not very good with my head on the railing so this, for me, is huge.
“It scares me a bit because I’m so used to hiding behind a character and just being part of Coronation Road but it would be nice to have people see me as I am and not my character. .”
Rugby player Ben Foden is no stranger to ITV talent shows, he has participated in X Factor Celebrity.
On ice, athletes Ben told ITV he was worried he wouldn’t be good at all.
“I used to skate a little bit when I was a kid,” he said.
“I went to the ice disco when I was 15, 16 (years old) and you will always find these kids who can play pirouettes have the right dance background.
“I love the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill.”
“I’m also pretty competitive so I like the challenge of competing with other people doing something I’m not necessarily good at!”
Dancing On Ice premieres Sunday, January 16 at 18:30.
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