Torvill and Dean: ‘Dancing On Ice has jeopardy… It’s live and dangerous!’

Torvill and Dean

by Emma Dodds |
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Closer Online have spoken EXCLUSIVELY to Dancing On Ice's head judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean ahead of the new series of the show, due to air in January.

January can NOT come fast enough.

No, not just to get away from 2017 - but because Dancing On Ice is returning to our screens!

Dancing On Ice was last on TV back in 2014 (when they aired a special All-Stars show), but this series is set to be the best yet - not least because British ice skating legends Torvil and Dean are now acting as judges instead of their previous role as coaches.

GALLERY: All the celebrities signed up for Dancing On Ice next year


Dancing On Ice 2018 line-up (Closer) - slider, short

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Brooke Vincent

The first Dancing on Ice contestant has been confirmed and it's none other than Coronation Street star… Brooke Vincent! She revealed she's taking part because she "loves a challenge and ice-skating is an amazing skill".

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Cheryl Baker

TV presenter Cheryl Baker has CONFIRMED her place on the next series of Dancing On Ice!

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Kem Cetinay

Kem, 21, appeared on reality show Love Island earlier this year, and has already become a massive star thanks to his friendship with co-star Chris Hughes, who was embroiled in a heated argument with Katie Price.

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Candice Brown

Candice, who won The Great British Bake Off 2016, will appear as a contestant on the ice skating talent show.

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Max Evans

Max, along with Candice, was confirmed to appear on the show on Chris Evans' BBC Radio Two show.

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Jake Quickenden

Jake, who appeared on the singing show in both 2012 and 2014, was confirmed on Lorraine. He said: "I'm terrified. I had my first training session yesterday - I was freezing! Ice is cold!"

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Monty Panesar

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, Monty announced his signing to the show as the seventh celeb. leave the show

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Lemar Obika

Due to Monty's injury, Lemar has stepped in as a back-up to take part in Dancing On Ice 2018. He's been rehearsing in secret just in case anyone seriously injured themselves, and now he's stepped up to the plate.

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Alex Beresford

Alex confirmed his appearance after he presented a weather segment on Good Morning Britain.

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Donna Air

Donna, 38, who once dated James Middleton - brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, previously appeared on Splash!, a show fronted by Tom Daly which saw celebs learn how to dive.

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Perri Shakes-Drayton

Perri, 28, who competed as a sprinter in the 2012 London Olympics, confirmed her appearance in an interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

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Antony Cotton

Coronation Street fans, you're definitely going to enjoy the newest series of Dancing on Ice because the show is now home to TWO Weatherfield residents!

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Stephanie Waring

Stephanie, 39, confirmed that she was the last celebrity to sign up to the show which is due to air in January next year.

During it's absence the show's main TV rival, Strictly Come Dancing, has grown massively in popularity - this year's series saw an average of 11 million viewers every weekend since September!

However, while the stats may show that things are looking good for Strictly, this year's series has been plagued with controversy and has been accused of everything from favouritism to racism - and NO-ONE was happy that Len Goodman left!

This, along with the fact that The X Factor endured its lowest ever viewing figures yet (ouch!), could pave the way for a glorious return for Dancing On Ice in January.

And we're not the only ones who think so...

WATCH: Torvill and Dean answer Closer Online's quick-fire questions!

Talking about why he thinks DOI is better than the rest, Christopher Dean explained: "At one time, Strictly and Dancing On Ice were very much competitors, so it’ll be interesting when they come back to see how they compare.

"Strictly clearly have a huge following and understandably too, it’s a great family show - but I think we will be a great family show too.

"Our show has this jeopardy involved as well so you never know what you’re going to get on the night. It’s live and dangerous!"

You can say that again - there were quite a few touch-and-go moments in previous series' (we're looking at you Todd Carty!) and this year one of the contestants - cricketer Monty Panesar - had to pull out before the live shows after breaking his ankle!

READ MORE | Dancing On Ice 2018: Here's everything we know so far about the new series

Dancing On Ice

Still - the chance of blood only adds to the entertainment value, right?

Dancing On Ice Live is touring the UK from March 23rd until April 15th 2018, for tickets and venues please visit the Dancing On Ice Live Tour site.

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