The lineup for the 2024 season of Dancing On Ice has been unveiled, promising a thrilling mix of familiar faces and unexpected talents. The beloved ITV show, set to return next year, has undergone significant changes, including a new presenter following Phillip Schofield’s departure from ITV and all his TV commitments. While the co-host alongside Holly Willoughby remains unnamed, the roster of celebrities participating in the show has been gradually revealed over the past weeks, with 12 prominent figures gracing the ice.
Among the confirmed participants is Ryan Thomas, renowned for his role in Coronation Street. His brother, Adam, is currently competing on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, making the Thomas brothers a powerhouse of dance expertise. Emmerdale icon Roxy Shahidi, known for her portrayal of Leyla Harding, has also joined the lineup. Despite her acting background, Roxy confessed her apprehension about being herself on the ice, without a character to hide behind. As a qualified yoga teacher, she might bring a unique blend of balance and grace to the competition.
Adele Roberts, a familiar voice from BBC Radio 1 and television shows like Big Brother and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, embraces the challenge, admitting her initial nervousness about being in the spotlight. Another soap star, Ricky Norwood, famous for his role as Fatboy in EastEnders, expressed his excitement and anxiety about the daring lifts and routines, emphasizing the challenge and thrill that led him to join the competition.
Boxing legend Ricky Hatton, in his pursuit of new adventures post-retirement, aims to contribute positively to mental health advocacy through his participation in the show. Claire Sweeney, a current Coronation Street actress, looks forward to mastering the art of skating, free from the help of stabilizers, while former S Club star Hannah Spearritt sees the competition as an opportunity to learn a new skill and break free from her comfort zone.
Love Island alum Amber Davies, Olympic Champion Greg Rutherford MBE, Made In Chelsea star Miles Nazaire, Gogglebox favorite Stephen Webb, and comedian Lou Sanders complete the diverse lineup. Each participant brings their unique background, talent, and enthusiasm, promising an exciting season ahead.
With a blend of seasoned performers and daring newcomers, the 2024 season of Dancing On Ice is poised to captivate audiences, showcasing the contestants’ determination, resilience, and newfound skills as they glide, twirl, and spin their way into the viewers’ hearts. Stay tuned for the thrilling ice-skating journey that awaits these celebrities as they embrace the challenge and grace the stage with their presence.