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Dancing On Ice 2020 contestants revealed in full as Trisha Goddard confirmed for line up – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk

Dancing On Ice 2020 contestants revealed in full as Trisha Goddard confirmed for line up – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk


DANCING On Ice’s line up is complete, after talk show host Trisha Goddard joined the series.

The Sun can exclusively revealed the61 – year-old TV veteransigned on the dotted line this week.

 Trisha Goddard has completed the Dancing On Ice 2020 line up

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Trisha Goddard has completed the Dancing On Ice (line up)Credit: Rex Features

Trisha joins a whole host of other big name stars, including Love Island’s Maura Higgins and telly veteran Michael Barrymore.

But which other famous faces are set to get their skates on and try their luck whenDancing On Icereturns in January?

Here we reveal the full line up and everything you need to know about this year stars.

 Love Island's Maura Higgins has warned she might 'throw a strop' if she finds Dancing On Ice tough

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Love Island’s Maura Higgins has warned she might ‘throw a strop’ if she finds Dancing On Ice toughCredit: Rex Features

Maura Higgins

Maura Higgins was a hit in the sunshine during the 2019 series of Love Island and now she hopes to be just as popular in colder conditions.

Irish beautyMaura, 28, has only skated twice in her life “for fun”and has admitted she is likely to “throw a strop “if she finds the training too difficult.

While being confirmed for the show on This Morning, Maura said: “I need someone strict to keep me in line.

“Otherwise I’ll just throw a strop and lay on the floor.”

Maura Higgins tells Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she needs a strict Dancing on Ice partner and she’s worried about headbangers

Michael Barrymore

 Telly star Michael Barrymore is hoping DOI will spark a huge TV comeback

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Telly star Michael Barrymore is hoping DOI will spark a huge TV comebackCredit: Rex Features

Funnyman Michael Barrymore was once among the highest paid stars on television, hosting shows including Strike It Lucky and his own variety show Barrymore.

But in 2001, his career was thrown into crisis when party guest Stuart Lubbock died in his swimming pool.

Michael, 68, has said he is “excited” about taking part in Dancing On Iceand show bosses hope he will be popular among viewers.

An insider said: “Michael has always been TV gold and show chiefs appreciate there’s still a huge amount of interest in him. There’s no doubting he’ll be hilarious on the ice.”

Michael Barrymore confirms he’s going to take part in Dancing on Ice 2020

Joe Swash

 Joe Swash is swapping the jungle for the ice rink

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Joe Swash is swapping the jungle for the ice rinkCredit: Rex Features

I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp host Joe Swash is set to swap his desert boots for ice skates this January.

Having found fame in EastEnders in the 90 s, the37 – year-old has quit his jungle job after 10 years on the I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! spin-off show in a bid to try something new.

A source said: “It’s no secret ITV love him and are keen to see him on the ice.

“He’s looking for a new challenge after I’m A Celeb and he’s sure to prove popular with viewers.”

Perri Kiely

 Perri Kiely's Diversity dance mate Ashley Banjo is on the judging panel

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Perri Kiely’s Diversity dance mate Ashley Banjo is on the judging panelCredit: Rex Features

Perri Kiely found fame at the tender age of 13 when his dance troupe Diversity beat Susan Boyle to win Britain’s Got Talent.

Despite his fellow group member Ashley Banjo being on the DOI panel,23 – year-old Perri is hoping to skate his way to success with a repertoire of impressive tricksand moves.

A source told The Sun Online: “Bosses are over the moon they’ve managed to land Perri for the new series. He’s got bucket loads of personality and they’re convinced he’ll bring great energy to the show.

“There’s also no doubt he’ll be able to pull off some amazing moves that’ll seriously entertain viewers.”

Caprice

 Model Caprice is back on her feet after her brain tumour trauma

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Model Caprice is back on her feet after her brain tumor traumaCredit: Getty – Contributor

Model Caprice is making her telly comeback with Dancing On Ice after surviving a brain tumor in 2017.

The American star was forced to quit Channel 4 reality show The Jump after doctors found a thumb-sized benign growth on her brain.

Now fit and healthly and back on her feet, an insider recently told us that mum-of-two Caprice, 47, had multiple trials on the icebefore being offered a spot on the show.

The source added: “They think she’d be a great addition and will definitely add some glamor.”

Libby Clegg MBE

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Libby Clegg is a Gold-winning sportswoman, but can she win DOI?Credit: PA: Press Association

Blind runner Libby Clegg represented Great Britain in the 2008 Summer Paralympics, where she scooped a Silver medal in the T 12 100 m race.

She then went one better and won Gold in the Rio Paralympic Games, where she broke the world record in the 100 m T 11, and came first in the T 11 200 m.

Libby suffers from Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy, a deteriorating eye condition, and is registered blind,but telly bosses think she can skate to victory.

Teasing her identity online, Dancing On Ice wrote on social media: “Another amazing addition to the Class of 2020 … “

Lucrezia Millarini

 Lucrezia Millarini wants to get out of her newsroom comfort zone

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Lucrezia Millarini wants to get out of her newsroom comfort zoneCredit: Rex Features

ITN newsreader Lucrezia Millarini will be swapping the news room for the ice rink come January.

Lucrezia, 43, will be very familiar to Londoners, as she hosts the 6pm news each day on ITV London.

An insider revealed to us: “Lucrezia can’t wait to get onto the ice and is looking forward to trying something new and out of her comfort zone.

“Bosses think she’s a natural in front of camera and will be a big success on next year show.”

Lisa George

 Lisa George joins a long line of Corrie stars who have taken part in DOI

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Lisa George joins a long line of Corrie stars who have taken part in DOICredit: Rex Features

Waving the Dancing On Ice flag for the soaps is Lisa George, who plays Beth Tinker in Coronation Street.

Lisa, , is following in the footsteps of fellow Corrie stars

Jane Danson and Antony Cotton by trying her luck in the rink.

Last year, her Corrie castmate Brooke Vincent even came runner-up to the 2019 champ, Love Island’s Wes Nelson.

A source said: “All of her cobbles castmates will be backing her on the show.”

H from Steps

 Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins hopes his DOI experience won't be a Tragedy

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Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins hopes his DOI experience won’t be a TragedyCredit: Rex Features

Ian ‘H’ Watkins has signed on the dotting DOI line in a bid to make a big showbiz comeback.

The blonde singer, 43, was famed for his dance moves in 90 s band Stepsand show execs think his presence on the show would be ‘hilarious’.

A source added: “Dancing On Ice is set to be a huge showbiz comeback for ‘H’ and producers are thrilled at the prospect of him joining the show.

“He won a legion of fans in his Steps days with his cheesy dance moves and he could do it all over again by recreating them on the ice.”

Ben Hanlin

 Magician Ben Hanlin has been brought in as a last-minute addition

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Magician Ben Hanlin has been brought in as a last-minute additionCredit: Getty Images – Getty

MagicianBen Hanlin was a last minute addition the the Dancing On Ice line up, after Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher found himself on Strictly Come Dancing.

Ben, 33, is best known for fronting celebrity magic show Tricked but a stint on DOI will be his biggest TV break yet.

A telly insider told The Sun Online: “He fronted three series of ITV2’s Tricked but he hasn’t been on telly for a while now.

“To say he’s excited is an understatement. He can’t wait to bring some magic to the show.”

Kevin Kilbane

 Footballer Kevin Kilbane was announced this week

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Footballer Kevin Kilbane was announced this week

Football ace Kevin Kilbanewas revealed to be donning his skates and taking to the ice earlier this week.

The 42 – year-old revealed he was taking part in the competition onTalksport Radio.

He said: “I am going on as a total novice.

“I’m starting from scratch here. This is going to be a massive challenge for me.

“I’ve been taking it easy for the last few years since I finished football so let’s just see how this one goes.”

Trisha Goddard

 Trisha Goddard, 61 signed the contract this week and is the final contestant to join the line up

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Trisha Goddard, 61 signed the contract this week and is the final contestant to join the line upCredit: Rex Features

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 Trisha Goddard has completed the Dancing On Ice 2020 line up

She’s best known as one of TV’s most popular talk show hosts and nowTrisha is trying her hand at skating

A TV insider said: “Trisha is game to give anything a go so when she was approached about joining up, she jumped at the chance.
“She’s had a few turns on the rink and she’s already mastered the basics.

“Trisha picked it up quite quickly and producers think her have-a-go attitude will take her far in the competition.”


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