'Dancing On Ice' 2022: All the celebrities confirmed to skate

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Meet the stars skating in 'Dancing On Ice' 2022. (ITV)

Dancing On Ice returns to the rink in 2022 and the celebrity contestants are already being revealed.

Not deterred by last year's long list of injury and illness dropouts, these brave amateur skaters will be hoping to impress with daring routines in the New Year.

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Here are all of the famous faces who've been confirmed for the cast of Dancing On Ice 2022 so far.

Brendan Cole

Dancing on Ice: Brendan Cole will take part in S14 (ITV)
Dancing on Ice: Brendan Cole will take part in S14 (ITV)

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Brendan Cole was announced to be taking part in the 2022 edition of the skating competition.

Appearing on Loose Women, Brendan 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! I was thinking okay I’m going to be fine, I’m going to be out there and I was terrible. I was a bit wobbly. You can expect to be a bit wobbly on ice but I was hoping I was going to be better than I was. I’ve got time to learn. I’m just going to embrace the whole experience and I’m very excited to get started.”

Sally Dynevor

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Sally Dynevor stars in 'Coronation Street'. (ITV)

First to be confirmed for the new series was Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, best known for playing Sally Webster for 35 years.

The 58-year-old mum of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor said: “This is a massive challenge, 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.”

Dynevor has apparently been approached by the series many times before, but is finally taking up the offer and has asked her Corrie co-stars who've skated before for tips, including screen daughter Brooke Vincent.

Bez

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Bez says he was awful at the audition. (ITV)

Happy Mondays maraca-shaking dancer Bez has also been confirmed, but has said he thinks he might be the joke signing of the series.

Bez, 57, 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!”

During lockdown, Bez began working on his fitness by launching a YouTube exercise channel called Get Buzzin' with Bez.

Stef Reid

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Stef Reid is a Paralympic athlete. (ITV)

Track and field Paralympian Stef Reid, 36, was the third celebrity to sign up for the new series and shared her news on Good Morning Britain.

She 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!”

Rachel Stevens

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Rachel Stevens has previously done 'Strictly'. (ITV)

Former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens is also lacing up her skates this winter, as she revealed on This Morning.

The 43-year-old mum-of-two said: “The opportunity came up and I thought what an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill. I love the whole idea of working with a team and your partner and also for my girls to be a part of this. They are at an age now where they love all the costumes.”

Stevens previously took part in Strictly Come Dancing, so she will bring a wealth of performing experience to the rink.

Liberty Poole

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Liberty Poole is swapping the sunshine for the ice. (ITV)

Love Island 2021 contestant Liberty Poole is heading back to reality TV, but swapping the sunshine for the ice.

Poole made it to days before the final of Love Island before she and Jake Cornish decided to split and voluntarily left the villa.

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The 21-year-old revealed a secret weapon in the competition: "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

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Ben Foden is hoping for skating glory. (ITV)

Ex-rugby union player Ben Foden will be trying out his skating skills in 2022 as one of the celebrity competitors.

The 36-year-old said: "I used to skate a little when I was a kid. I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 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

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Regan Gascoigne's dad is footballing legend Gazza. (ITV)

Paul Gascoigne's son Regan has joined the cast and is hoping to bring his performing experience as a dancer to the rink.

The 25-year-old said: "Obviously I dance and love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!"

Brendan Cole

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Will Brendan Cole follow in James Jordan's footsteps? (ITV)

Former Strictly star Brendan Cole will be hoping to follow in his ex-colleague James Jordan's skates by winning the series.

Cole's experience in dancing and learning routines is sure to put him at an advantage, but he told Loose Women: “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. I was thinking okay I’m going to be fine, I’m going to be out there and I was terrible.

"I was a bit wobbly. You can expect to be a bit wobbly on ice but I was hoping I was going to be better than I was. I’ve got time to learn. I’m just going to embrace the whole experience and I’m very excited to get started.”

Kye Whyte

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Kye Whyte was a superstar at the Tokyo Olympics. (ITV)

Olympic medallist Kye Whyte, 22, made history in Tokyo as the first Brit to get a medal at the games in BMX events.

Now, he's swapping the bike track for the ice and said: “When I did the audition I kind of related it to roller-skating so I think I did pretty well… I think the thing I’m really confident about is I don’t really mind if I fall, I’m quite fearless.”

Whyte was open about his drive to win, adding: “I think I can win Dancing On Ice. I’d love to see if I can make the final because, as I said, I’m very competitive. You know what? I want to make the final!”

Ria Hebden

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Ria Hebden is swapping reporting on reality TV for starring in it. (ITV)

Lorraine entertainment reporter Ria Hebden revealed that she was the showbiz story of the day as she announced that she was in the cast.

The 38-year-old said of her skating experience: “I went when I was 10 years old with my grandma and grandad to Bradford Ice Rink. I skated there. If I’m honest the last time I went on the ice was about six years ago with (son) Noah and I did more drinking of mulled wine than skating!”

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