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Excitement as THESE soap stars audition for new series of Dancing On Ice

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Soap stars are getting their skates on...

The auditions for next year's Dancing On Ice have begun, and it looks like it could be big year for soap fans as Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks favourites are spotted at the ice rink.

According to soap stars have been arriving at an ice rink to battle it out to take part in the new series in January.

Jamie Tate Emmerdale Dancing On Ice

Emmerdale actors Alexander Lincoln has been spotted at auditions for Dancing On Ice (Picture: ITV)

Soapy skating stars 

Emmerdale actors Alexander Lincoln and Joe-Warren Plant, better known to soap fans as Jamie Tate and Jacob Gallagher were spotted arriving in their tracksuits.

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Sally Dyvenor who plays Coronation Street's legendary Sally Metcalfe was also seen at the ice rink.

Former Emmerdale actress Samantha Giles, who left her role as Bernice Blackstock last year was also seen.

Jacob and Leanna argue in Emmerdale

Joe-Warren Plant was also seen at the ice rink (Picture: ITV)

There were also some familiar faces from Hollyoaks at the auditions.

Alex Fletcher, who plays Diane Hutchinson, and Carley Stenson, who played Steph Cunningham in the soap until 2011, arrived to fight for a place in the show.

The celebrities audition

Other famous faces spotted were Celebrity Gogglebox's Mark 'Bez' Berry, Benidorm actor Jake Caruso, Real Housewives stars Dawn Ward and Tanya Bardsley, West End star Jodie Prenger.

Producers want to get the next group of celebrities together for the new show, but only 12 lucky stars will win a place.

Sally Webster Coronation Street ITV

Will actress Sally Dyvenor be getting her skates on in the next series of Dancing On Ice? (Picture: ITV)

According to the website, there have also been auditions in the South, with another group of celebrities seen at a rink in Slough, Berkshire.

Denise Van Outen, Wayne Bridge, Denise Lewis, Mark Foster and Love Island's Luke Trotman were reportedly some of the stars spotted at the first wave of auditions.

Other reality TV stars also seen at the rink include TOWIE's Billie Faiers and Made In Chelsea's Olivia Bentley.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.