Dancing on Ice’s Connor Ball was in the spotlight when his band, The Vamps, went viral on YouTube, but now he’s traded his guitar for skates – and has “lucky mascots” by his side
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Connor Ball has revealed that he has a secret weapon that brings him good luck Dancing on the ice.
The 25-year-old from Aberdeen, Scotland shot to fame as the bassist and one of four vocalists for The Vamps after covers of their pop song went viral on YouTube.
Now, he is one of 12 contestants competing in this year’s Dancing On Ice, along with his teammate, Finnish professional skater Alexandra Shauman.
Touched to see him taken to the ice rink is his nan Isobel Fowlie, whom he hopes will be his “lucky mascot”.
He said: “I hope my grandmother will be my lucky Scotland mascot when she will be in the audience on Sunday. I want to make her proud and get through my first week without a hitch. do not have to participate in ice skating.
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“She’s been a huge fan of the show for years and years. She’s so excited for me.”
But Isobel is not only a fan of the show, she also “falls in love” with the host Holly Willoughby also.
Connor added: “My grandma is buzzing. She’s watched all the training and she’s a huge fan of Holly (Willoughby). She loves Holly. Maybe she’ll come see her. I will need to establish a way for them to meet.”
Connor Kelly Ball’s mother, 47, will also be in the audience at the purpose-built rink at RAF Bovingdon in Hertfordshire, where the show was made, along with his bandmates Vamps .
His girlfriend, Lucy, 25, with whom he has been dating for three years, is also a big support for him.
She shared a photo of Connor kissing her cheek with the caption, “I’m SO PROUD that you totally smashed it @connorball @alex_lukasz.”
Alexandra replied: “Awww, you guys are so cute.”
The musician hopes Scotland can get behind him and his teammate, Alexandra – especially since he’s the only celebrity from the north.
He said: “As the only Scotsman, I hope everyone there can support me for good or bad. I appreciate the votes.
“I’m so nervous about Sunday and just want to do my best and get through it. I don’t think I’m going to win the show but I just want to give it a go and see how far I can go. “
* Dancing on Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV
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