Dancing on Ice 2021: Full list of Confirmed Celebrities in the Lineup
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Dancing on Ice, presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, airs Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm on ITV.
The greatest show on ice returns to our screens with a host of new celebrities very soon. Coronation Street's Faye Brookes, TOWIE's Billie Shepherd, model Rebekah Vardy, athlete Colin Jackson and more celebs will take to the ice this winter, showing off their new-found skills on live TV, accompanied by the talented cast of professional skaters.
Here is the full list of confirmed celebrity contestants with their partners in the lineup of Dancing on Ice 2021 season:
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Billie Faiers is an English television personality, who is best known for appearing in the reality TV series ‘The Only Way Is Essex.’ Likely, she is the older sister of model and television personality Sam Faiers with whom she has appeared on several TV shows. Similarly, Billie also owns a fashion company called ‘Minnies Boutique’ along with her sister.
Billie Shepherd was born in Brentwood, Essex, England on January 15, 1990, and she is currently 29 years old. She was born to parents Suzanne “Sue” Wells(mother) and Lee Faiers(father). Whereas, her parents split up when Sam and Billie were very young and their mother later married David Chatwood. She has a sister namely, Sam Faiers. Billie holds British citizenship and English ethnicity. Her birth sign is Capricorn.
Talking about her profession, she started her television career at the age of 20 when she appeared in the popular British reality television series ‘The Only Way Is Essex.’ She was seen in the series from 2010 to 2016, appearing in 184 episodes. The following year, she appeared as herself in a talk show titled ‘Daybreak.’
In the year 2014, she made guest appearances in two television series – ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ and ‘The Only Way Is Essex: All Back to Essex.’ In 2018, she made a guest appearance in one of the episodes of a television series titled ‘Lorraine.’
Moreover, Billie is currently serving as the company’s director, monitoring the operations of its online store and two boutiques. Billie Shepherd often uses her social media pages to endorse her fashion line.
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The news of his involvement in the competition was revealed on BBC Breakfast. Graham said it was not the ice he was afraid of, it was the element of dance, saying the extent of his dancing experience was "dancing on tables".
Among those 12 is Graham Bell who had been paired up with Yebin Mok for the ITV skating competition before a freak accident occurred before week one. Instead, he'll team up with Karina Manta until Yebin has recovered from her injury.
The new series, which started last Sunday, saw the first six celebrities taking to the ice before the next six being their bid to be crowned winner this week.
Graham, 54, maybe best known for being an Olympic skier turned TV presenter, adventurer, and journalist. He represented Great Britain at five Winter Olympics in Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, and Nagano 1998.
Graham retired as a professional ski racer in 1998 and then he started his television career. He is married to his wife Sarah and the couple share two children, Louis and Lottie. Ahead of the new series, judges Jayne Torvill said Graham was "looking very strong" and John Barrowman said he's expecting "good things" from the former skier.
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Colin Jackson was born on 18 February 1967 in Cardiff. He was a top-class hurdler who won every major title except Olympic gold. In September 2020, ITV named Colin Jackson as one of the celebrities on Dancing on Ice in 2021. He was paired with Klabera Komini.
In spite of retiring in 2003, Colin Jackson still holds the world record for the indoor 60m hurdles, He held the outdoor 110m hurdles (12.91 seconds set in the final of the 1993 World Championships) until it was finally bettered by Liu Xiang in 2006.
Colin Jackson won an extraordinary 44 consecutive hurdles victories between August 1993 and February 1995 and, in 2002, he became the European champion for the fourth successive time (in indoor 60m hurdles).
Colin Jackson is often to be seen as a sports commentator or pundit for the BBC, frequently in tandem with Michael Johnson, who claimed that Jackson was one of athletics' all-time greats, saying: "The fact that he has not won Olympic gold does not detract one bit from his achievements."
In 1989 Colin Jackson was awarded an MBE - upgraded to a CBE in 2003. Colin Jackson partnered with Erin Boag in Strictly Come Dancing series 3.
Colin Jackson's dancing in the first show drew plaudits - not least from former Strictly Come, Dancing winner, Jill Halfpenny, who said that she was 'very impressed with Colin's hips'! In the end, Colin and Erin ended up second in Strictly Come Dancing, as cited by Biogs.
In March 2006, Colin Jackson was appointed President of the BBU, the governing body of British Biathlon. In February 2007, Colin Jackson caused a stir on the BBC program, The Truth About Food. As an experiment, he gave up meat for a month, but he did not recommend it, saying:
"I definitely think vegetarians are weaker ... they should have some type of meat whether it's fish or actual meat. Human beings are omnivores."
Colin Jackson's comments did not go down well with the Vegetarian Society. In 2016, Colin Jackson became one of the celebrities on the ITV show Drive.
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Lady Leshurr is set to put her skating skills to the test in Dancing On Ice (DOI).
The singer, whose real name is Melesha Katrina O’Garro, is one of 12 celebrities line-up for the ITV skating competition. Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are back to host the show when it returns on Sunday, January 17.
Lady Leshurr, a comedian and rapper from Solihul, will be up against the likes of Jason Donavon, Rebekah Vardy, and Denise Van Outen during week one of the show. Lady Leshurr has been paired with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield (Image: ITV)
The 32-year-old is known for her Queen's Speech series of freestyles which became popular five years ago. Also in 2016, she won the MOBO Award for Best Female Act.
Lady Leshurr performed at The Nicki Wrld Tour in Birmingham and Manchester as a special guest for rapper Nicki Minaj and was also awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen's birthday honors for services to music and charity.
She has been paired with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield for Dancing on Ice 2021.
Rebekah Vardy was born on 17 February 1982, which makes her 38-years-old. She was born in Norwich and has gone on to become a model and television personality.
Rebekah has made her name by appearing on many TV shows over the past few years. In 2017, she was a contestant on the seventeenth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! but was voted out third.
She has also been a guest panelist and presenter on Loose Women, as well as appearing on Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine, and This Morning. Rebekah is also married to professional footballer Jamie Vardy and the pair have three children together.
The couple appeared in two episodes of Celebrity Gogglebox last year and an episode of How To Spend it Well at Christmas in 2019. The star is also known for the infamous ‘Wagatha Christie’ scandal involving Coleen Rooney.
On 9 October 2019, Coleen alleged that posts from her private Instagram account were being leaked to a newspaper. She said that she had restricted access to who could see the posts in a bid to catch out the culprit, stating that the only viewer of these was Rebekah. Rebekah strongly denied this and said her Instagram had been hacked, with the pair now in an expensive legal battle.
According to Heart UK, Rebekah’s precise net worth isn’t known, but her husband Jamie’s is almost £10million according to Celebrity Net Worth. It was also previously reported that Rebekah earned £1.5m after her time on I’m a Celebrity. The couple currently lives in a huge mansion in Lincolnshire with their family.
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Partnered with professional skater Angela Egan, the duo will hit the ice with a routine set to Steve Void's remix of Lewis Capaldi's Hold Me While You Wait for their first performance.
But who is Sonny Jay, and what do we know about his life, relationships, and Dancing On Ice partner?
According to Hello Magazine, Sonny Jay Muharrem is a 27-year-old singer and radio presenter. Originally from Essex, the Dancing on Ice contestant first rose to fame when he competed in the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as part of trio Loveable Rogues. The boyband made it to the final of the competition but sadly missed out on the top spot, finishing in fourth place behind winners Ashleigh and Pudsey and runners-up Jonathan & Charlotte.
Following his appearance on the show, Sonny's band released their debut single What a Night in 2013. In the same year, they supported Olly Murs on his Right Place Right Time arena nationwide tour.
The band split in 2014 and shortly after Sonny launched his radio career. He started out as a DJ for Brentwood radio station Phoenix FM before joining Capital FM to present overnight shows. In 2017, it was announced that he would be joining the Capital Breakfast Show alongside Roman Kemp and Sian Welby.
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Sonny Jay is engaged to Lauren Faith, a music producer, and artist from London. The pair, who have been dating since 2017, announced their engagement in August 2020 while on holiday in Mykonos.
Sharing the news with his 48k Instagram followers, Sonny said: "SHE SAID YES!️ Couldn't be happier to spend the rest of my life with the most beautiful soul I know. Lauren Faith, I love you so much xx"
It will be the first time a Scottish-born pro skater has taken part in the show. Sonny shared a clip of the pair's rehearsals to Twitter last week revealing that the couple has already moved on to some pretty impressive moves.
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Jason was born on June 1 1968 to Sue McIntosh and British-born actor Terence Donovan. He grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern Victoria. Terence was granted full custody of Jason when he split with Jason’s mum in 1973.
Jason captured the hearts of the nation in the 80s as Scott Robinson in Neighbours. He became a huge pop superstar, best known for his perky pop hits like Too Many Broken Hearts, Especially For You, Every Day, and Every Dream Will Do.
Jason appeared on the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are? in 2010. He discovered he’s actually a descendant of a man called William Cox, who built the first road across Australia’s Blue Mountains!
Jason exchanged vows with Angela Malloch in a surprise ceremony in Bali in 2008. He whisked his girlfriend away with a few friends to celebrate his 40th birthday. Once there, he popped the question to Angela and then surprised her with a wedding ceremony.
Kylie and Jason played lovebirds Charlene and Scott on Neighbours. The characters eventually tied the knot in a ratings-smashing ceremony. Kylie later dated INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, who stole her from Jason with his devilish rock’n’roll ways!
Jason has three kids – Jemma, 20, Zac, 19, and nine-year-old Molly. Jemma stars in Neighbours and once revealed that her father cried when he found out she had landed a role in the show. Jason admits that his youngest daughter is thrilled he’s joining Dancing on Ice, as cited by Entertainment Daily.
Jason has cropped up in many TV shows such as Ready Steady Cook, Strictly Come Dancing, and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. Most recently, he was humiliated in the cringey new ITV2 series Celebrity Karaoke Club when Ibiza Weekender nitwit David Potts failed to recognize him as he belted out Jason’s hit Too Many Broken Hearts!
Jason showed he had some rhythm during his time on Strictly. But can the big galah balance on ice skates? He says: “Skating is all about balance and confidence. I’ve done a little bit of skating in my youth, in Australia, surprisingly in the heat of an Australian summer.”
Jason Donovan will debut on week one of Dancing on Ice with his dance partner Alexandra Schauman.
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Faye Brookes is already favorite to win Dancing On Ice but how will she do in her debut performance? The former Coronation Street star is among the six celebrities left to skate for the first time in the ITV show.
She'll join the likes of Myleene Klass and Colin Jackson as they start the competition this Sunday. Myleene Klass jokes Dancing On Ice co-stars have taken her 'J-Lo butt' and discusses her 'Nana knees' injury. Corrie's Faye Brookes 'feeling the pressure' as favorite to win Dancing On Ice despite not performing yet
Faye played Corrie's Kate Connor for four years from 2015 to 2019 and won a National Television Award for Best Newcomer for her portrayal of Kate in January 2017. She was part of many huge storylines during her time on the cobbles, including the devastating death of her fiancé Rana Nazir on their wedding in the Underworld factory collapse.
Faye went on to play the lead in a production of Legally Blonde and Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical on tour. The 33-year-old was previously engaged to former Pop Idol star Gareth Gates.
The pair met when they starred alongside each other in the UK tour of Legally Blonde The Musical. They split in September 2018 after six years together but shortly got back together before getting engaged in January 2019. Gareth and Faye then called quits on their relationship in August the same year and Faye has since been dating personal trainer Joe Davies.
Denise Van Outen
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Actor and singer Denise Van Outen is one of the celebrities set to take part, paired with professional skater Matt Evers. Ahead of the competition, it was announced that Denise, 46, had been rushed to hospital after dislocating her shoulder due to a fall during rehearsals.
As fans of the show wait in eager anticipation to see what she has in store on the ice, here is a reminder of who Denise is currently in a relationship with and who she was previously married to.
In 2007, Denise was a judge on BBC talent competition Any Dream Will Do, a show that sought a new lead for the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The series was won by Lee Mead, who performed as Joseph for two years before going on to star in Wicked, Legally Blonde, and TV series including Holby City, Metro cites.
Denise and Lee began dating shortly after the show ended, eventually tying the knot in 2009. The couple was divorced four years later in 2013, with a joint statement released at the time stating: ‘Following continued speculation, Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead are sad to confirm they have decided to separate.’
In 2010, Denise and Lee’s daughter, Betsy, was born. When the news of their divorce was announced, the statement they released stressed that the ‘couple remain the best of friends, with their daughter Betsy as their No. 1 priority’.
Since 2014, Denise has been in a relationship with Eddie Boxshall, 46, a commodities trader from Essex. Eddie and Denise recently starred on Celebrity Gogglebox (Picture: Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Apothem) In 2019 and 2020, the couple made appearances together on Celebrity Gogglebox, having been isolating together last year in Essex during the pandemic. Ahead of the launch of Dancing on Ice 2021, Eddie said on Instagram that he’s ‘so proud of Denise who had NEVER ice skated before agreeing to appear on this wonderful show’.
Joe Warren Plant
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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will both return to host the ITV talent show, with judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo also reprising their roles.
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there won't be a live studio audience this year - but most other aspects of the show will remain the same.
One of the celebs competing is actor Joe-Warren Plant, who is partnered with skating pro-Vanessa Bauer on the show - here's your need-to-know on him.
Joe, 18, is an actor from Blackpool, England. He is best known for playing Jacob Gallagher in Emmerdale, a role he's held since 2010. Joe was involved in a high profile storyline last year when his character Jacob was groomed by Maya Stepney (played by Louisa Clein).
Jacob was involved in a high-profile grooming storyline on Emmerdale
Joe was previously in a long-term relationship with 24-year-old Nicole Hadlow, but it was reported last month that the pair have split after three years. It was claimed that the relationship came under strain following Joe's closeness with his Dancing On Ice skating partner Vanessa Bauer. A source told The Sun: "Joe and Nicole’s relationship has come under strain because of the amount of time he was spending with Vanessa on the ice.
"They’ve been rowing a lot so decided earlier this month it was best Joe move out.
"It wasn’t what he wanted and it’s been really hard on him but his dedication to the show has put their romance under pressure."
"Joe’s keen to see if over the Christmas break he can work things out with Nicole. It’s not looking too hopeful at the moment."
It is not known whether Joe is dating anyone new.
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Myleene Klass has become the first celebrity to join the Dancing on Ice 2021 lineup, Standard cites.
The presenter, 42, will take to the ice along with 11 other stars in next year’s contest. The musician and proud mum announced her bid to become a champion skater with an excited Instagram post on Sunday evening.
Though Norfolk-born beauty Myleene Klass rose to fame as one-fifth of reality TV band Hear'Say, she had the experience of the showbiz world before joining the band. A talented musician - the last of six generations of classically trained artists - she had provided backing vocals for the likes of Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams, and KD Lang, and appeared on stage in the West End in Miss Saigon.
During her pop stint, she contributed to four UK top ten singles, two of them number ones, before Hear'Say split in 2003. After going solo Myleene signed a five-album deal with a classical music label and has branched out into presenting, acting, and - after an appearance on reality TV show I'm A Celebrity drew attention to her bikini-perfect body - into modeling.
While still with Hear'Say the London-based star found love with bodyguard Graham Quinn, a member of the band's security team. The couple delayed their wedding, which had been planned for September 2007, after announcing that Myleene was expecting a baby.
Klass recently announced her engagement to partner Simon Motson. The musician welcomed her third child, her first with Motson, just over a year ago.
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