Rachel Stevens, Liberty Poole and Ben Foden are the latest celebrities announced to be joining the line-up for Dancing On Ice 2022.
The S Club 7 singer, the Love Island star, and the rugby union player will get their skates on next year to take part in the ITV show.
Joining Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on ITV’s This Morning to reveal the news, Rachel, 43, said: ‘It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous.’
Exciting: Rachel Stevens has joined Liberty Poole and Ben Foden as the latest celebrities announced to be joining the line-up for Dancing On Ice 2022
She added: ‘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 added:, ‘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.’
On why she chose to take part, Rachel 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.’
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From the villa to the rink: The S Club 7 singer joins Love Island’s Liberty Poole, who will put her skates on after being announced as one of the celebrities taking part
Meanwhile Liberty, 22, – who shot to fame in this summer’s series of the ITV2 dating show – said: ‘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!’
Meanwhile Rugby player Ben, 36, is also keen to learn a ‘new skill’ by taking part in the show.
Bring it on: Liberty took to Instagram following the news and wrote: ‘I’m going to be learning to dance… on ice! Wish me luck! So excited to the join the show’
Get your skates on: Rugby player Ben Foden, 36, will try his hand as ice-skating as his name was also announced on Tuesday
He 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.’
It comes two years after Ben competed in The X Factor: Celebrity in band Try Star.
Exciting: Singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne, 25, will fulfil a lifelong dream when he takes to the ice next year
Reality star: Liberty shot to fame on the summer series of Love Island and split from Jake Cornish just days before the final
Singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne, 25, will fulfil a lifelong dream when he takes to the ice next year.
He 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!’
Meanwhile, Paralympic medalist Stef was the third celebrity confirmed for the 2022
In an exclusive message on
Taking to the rink: Paralympic medalist Stef Reid is also confirmed for Dancing On Ice, which begins in January 2020
‘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!’
Stef’s incredible athletic career has seen her win bronze in the sprint (2008) and silver in the long jump (2012) in the Paralympic Games at Beijing and London, after losing her right foot in a boating accident aged 15.
Inspirational: Stef’s incredible athletic career has seen her win bronze in the sprint (2008) and silver in the long jump (2012) in the Paralympic Games (pictured in 2021)
Reveal: On Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Stef said: ‘I have some really exciting news. I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary’
Stef’s addition to the Dancing On Ice line-up comes after it was announced on Monday’s Lorraine that Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, 58, would be swapping the cobbles for the ice rink.
The soap star, who plays Sally Webster and is the mother of
Asked if she’s skated before, Sally 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!’
Culinary skills: Stef was also a semi-finalist on Celebrity MasterChef 2018
Exciting: Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, 58, was the first celebrity to be confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022
Woo! Meanwhile, Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, announced he will take part in the upcoming series during a surprise appearance on Monday’s This Morning
She went on to say: ‘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.’
Meanwhile, Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, announced he will take part in the upcoming series during a surprise appearance on Monday’s This Morning.
ITV confirmed this week that John Barrowman, 54, has been axed from the series, five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other TV shows in historic incidents.
The entertainer, who joined DOI last year and appeared on two seasons, previously admitted to ‘tomfoolery’ on the sets of Doctor Who, where he began playing Captain Jack Harkness in 2005 and spin-off series Torchwood a year later.
A source told The Sun: ‘This will be devastating for him. Clearly ITV feel it’s not a good look to have someone like John centre-stage on a family-friendly show.’
No turning back: Sally, who is the mother of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor (pictured) added: ‘Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?!’
No more: ITV confirmed this week that John Barrowman, 54, has been axed from the series, five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other TV shows in historic incidents (pictured in January 2021)
John will no longer appear on Dancing On Ice but continues working for ITV as host of All Star Musicals, an ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline.
An ITV representative said: ‘We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing on Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials.’
John’s team said: ‘John is thrilled to be returning to work for ITV as host on the new All Star Musicals,’ but declined to comment on his departure from the skating show.
No charges were brought against the media personality after allegations about him exposing himself on the set of Doctor Who were revealed in May.
John said his behaviour on set was to ‘defuse awkwardness’ whenever he was filming a sex scene in Torchwood but later conceded the act was ‘juvenile’.
Past: The entertainer previously admitted to ‘tomfoolery’ on the sets of Doctor Who and Torchwood where he played Captain Jack Harkness (pictured in 2020)
Dancing On Ice 2022: Who are the celebrities?
Rachel says: ‘It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous.’
Profession: Love Island star
Liberty says: ‘I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can’t do any tricks’
Stef says: ‘I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!’
Regan says: ‘I love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!’
Profession: Rugby player
Ben says: ‘I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m quite competitive as well.’
Profession: Coronation Street actress
Sally says: ‘This is a massive challenge. I’m so scared! I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get.’
Profession: Happy Mondays
Bez says: ‘I’m always up for a challenge and am already in training on the ice.’