Dancing On Ice 2022 line-up: Who are the confirmed contestants?

IT'S that time of the year again when Dancing On Ice is back on our screens.

Twelve celebrity contestants will take to the rink in a bid to be crowned winner of the hit ITV show.

Who is in the Dancing On Ice 2022 line-up?

Returning to ITV, twelve celebrities will be taking on the challenge of Dancing On Ice.

Each week they will skate live with their professional partners in a bid to impress both the panel and the viewers who will ultimately decide who wins the show. 

Here's the full line up…

Kimberly Wyatt

Pussycat Doll Kimberly has confirmed that she'll be taking part in the 14th series of the show.

The star is following in the footsteps of bandmate Melody Thornton, who participated in the 2019 series of the show.

Kimberly found herself in hot water after it emerged that she had trained in speed skating after participating in reality show The Jump in 2014, which saw Kimberly take part and compete in various winter sports.

However, Kimberly has insisted in an interview with Heart Radio that this is not the case, explaining that she doesn't have "much skating experience" and is "pretty rubbish".

Connor Ball

Connorl was revealed to be joining the dancing competition in October 2021.

The 25-year-old is best known as the bassist in pop band The Vamps and his impressive career has included two no.1 albums and five top ten singles.

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Connor has been partnered with pro Alexandra Schauman, who has already praised the star's prowess on the ice, saying on social media: "He really blew me away on the ice.

"I love that he is fearless and up for trying new things."

Ria Hebden

TV star Ria, who is the entertainment editor on Lorraine, is taking part in Dancing On Ice.

She told ITV: “It’ll be fun. This is one of ITV’s most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like absolutely, we watch it at home. It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.”

Ria added: “You’ve got to say yes to things that excite you, that are a little bit scary because that’s when the growth happens – I’m hoping so anyway!”

“I’m going to go on this journey and hopefully inspire mums, dads and everyone to give things a go.”

Kye Whyte

Kye, fresh from making history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and winning Great Britain’s first ever BMX Olympic medal, is now set to take on the ice.

The silver medallist announced the news on CBBC’s Newsround and said: “I’m feeling good.”

When asked if he’s ever skated Kye said “I have [rollerskated] when I was younger so we’ll see how it goes.”

When he was asked how long he’d kept the secret, he said: “Only three or four weeks.

"I think I was the last person to get selected. I was told not to tell anyone and I’ve been waiting for the big reveal!

"My family knows. My dad and my brother roller-skate so I think they’re excited.”

Brendan Cole

Professional dancer and former Strictly pro Brendan Cole is taking to the ice.

Appearing on Loose Women he said: “I’m so, so excited. It’s been a while coming now.

"I’ve known I’d be doing the show for quite some time and I want to get started, I’m so excited to be on the show.”

On his ice skating experience to date he said: “I’ve had one go.

"I’m a fairly confident person and I like to think I’m going to be good at what I put my hand to or my feet to!"

Rachel Stevens

Former S Club Seven star Rachel is getting her skates and swapping the stage for the ice rink.

Speaking on This Morning she said: “It now feels really real, this is really happening.  I’m so excited, obviously really nervous.  It's one of those things, until you do it you don’t know what’s going to happen.” 

On whether she has skated before, Rachel said: “Only with the Penguin with my kids you know every Christmas. 

"I did it when I was 10 (years old) and dabbled in it for a little bit and I really loved it but I’m very wobbly.”

Liberty Poole

She has only just left the Love Island villa, but already new reality star Liberty has been snapped up for DOI.

On swapping the sun for ice, Liberty told ITV:"I grew up watching Dancing On Ice and my mum actually used to be a figure skater.

"I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can't do any tricks, no pirouetting or anything so I'm really looking forward to pushing myself and learning as much as I possibly can.

"Not just skating around the ice but actually dancing on ice. Bring it on!" 

Ben Foden

Rugby ace Ben Foden is no stranger to ITV talent shows, having taken part in Celebrity X Factor.

On taking to the ice, sportsman Ben told ITV:  "I used to skate a little when I was a kid.

"I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 (years old) and you’d always see these kids that could do pirouettes that had a proper dancing background.

"I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill."

"I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at!"

Regan Gascoigne

Singer and dancer Regan is the son of legendary footballer Paul Gascoigne.

Speaking about joining DOI, he told ITV: "Obviously I dance and love dancing but it’s the skill of this."

Regan added: "I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!"

Stef Reid

Paralympic medallist Stef is taking on her next challenge by joining Dancing On Ice.

She lost her right foot in a boating accident when she was 16 years old.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Stef said: “I have some really exciting news.

"I’m going to be picking up a new sport this winter and it comes with a little bit of showbiz.

"I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing On Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!”

Bez

Bez – real name Mark Berry – shot to fame in the 90s as part of the Happy Mondays, but has since then made a name for himself on reality TV.

He won Celebrity Big Brother in 2005 but Bez is also known for Celebrity Gogglebox, and has even taken part in Celebrity MasterChef.

Speaking on This Morning Bez said: “At the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice.

"How I got picked I don’t know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me!

“I’m looking forward to learning a new skill and I can’t wait for the Christmas ice rinks again and I can get on there and really show off."

Sally Dynevor

Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor was the first celebrity to be announced for Dancing On Ice 2022.

Speaking to ITV's Lorraine the soap actress said: “Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?! And I’m so scared!”

Asked if she’s skated before, Sally – whose daughter is Bridgeton's Phoebe Dynevor – said: “No never! I went with Hattie [her daughter] when she was little and I had a penguin and then thought this is too hard so I’ll go and get a coffee!”

Sally added: “This is a massive challenge, Lorraine.

"It really, really is. I’m not getting any younger, I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get so that when I’m old I can say you know what? I gave it a go.

When does Dancing On Ice start?

Dancing on Ice will start on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

You can catch the action from 6.30pm on ITV.

The series will air weekly at the same time, for 10 weeks and viewers can also catch up on the ITV Hub.

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