Dancing on Ice 2022 is set to air early next year, with the 14th season of the competition screening on ITV. The series has been running since 2006 and saw Coronation Street actress Gaynor Faye crowned as the first-ever winner. Since then, we've also seen the likes of Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle and actor Joe Swash earning the coveted title.
While fans will have to wait a little longer to see the next season of Dancing on Ice, we do already know a few things about what's in store for 2022 including the identity of the first seven contestants, and a change to the judging panel.
Here's what you need to know so far...
'Dancing on Ice' 2022 air date
We don't have a confirmed air date for Dancing on Ice yet, only that it's expected to start in early 2022. We will keep you updated once that changes.
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Who are the contestants for Dancing on Ice 2022?
Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor is the first confirmed contestant for Dancing on Ice 2022. Best known for her role as Sally Webster, the actress revealed that she'd be participating in the series on ITV daytime series Lorraine.
During the interview, she revealed: “Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?! And I’m so scared!”
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! 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.”
Mark Berry (Bez)
Happy Mondays star Bez is the second celebrity to be taking to the ice this season. Speaking to Dancing On Ice presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on This Morning, he said: "At the moment it’s more like Bambi on Ice, not Dancing On Ice. How I got picked I don’t know because I was absolutely awful at the audition but they must have seen some potential in me!”
"I’m looking forward to learning a new skill and I can’t wait for the Christmas ice rinks again and I can get on there and really show off."
Paralympian Stef Reid announced her involvement in the new series on Good Morning Britain, saying: “I have some really exciting news. 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 is a five-time world record holder, and reigning world champion in the London 2017 Long Jump. She has won a number of Paralympic medals over the years, claiming her first Paralympic medal at the Beijing Games in 2008.
Love Island star Liberty Poole confirmed her involvement via Instagram, writing: "I’m going to be learning to dance...on ice! Wish me luck! So excited to join the show that I’ve loved watching for years."
She added: "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!"
English rugby player Ben Foden currently plays for Rugby United New York in Major League Rugby, but he'll be getting his skates on as part of this year's line-up.
Speaking about joining Dancing on Ice 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!"
Regan is a singer, dancer, and the son of former England footballer Paul Gascoigne. He has confirmed he will be trying his hand at skating for this season of Dancing on Ice.
In an Instagram post, Regan revealed: "The Universe moves in mysterious ways! I love watching @dancingonice every year! I just Never thought this would actually happed to me. I’m Nervous, Scared but mostly Excited all at the same time. Hopefully I can stay on my feet x"
Former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens is the seventh contestant confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2022.
Stevens revealed the news when she appeared on This Morning with Phil and Holly. When she revealed she was taking part, she said: "It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous. It's one of those things, until you do it you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Brendan Cole is the eighth celeb signed up for Dancing on Ice 2022!
He enthusiastically revealed the news on Loose Women on Oct. 6, where he said: "I’m so, so excited, it’s been a while coming now. I’ve known I’d be doing the show for quite some time and I want to get started, I’m so excited to be on the show."
Fresh from making history in Tokyo as Great Britain's first-ever BMX Olympic silver medalist, Kye Whyte will be the ninth contestant taking part in Dancing on Ice next year.
He announced the news on CBBC Newsround this morning, where he confidently said: "I think I can win Dancing On Ice. I’d love to see if I can make the final because, as I said, I’m very competitive. You know what? I want to make the final!"
TV Presenter Ria Hebden is over the moon about joining the series. She said: "It’ll be fun. This is one of ITV’s most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like absolutely, we watch it at home. It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.
“You’ve got to say yes to things that excite you, that are a little bit scary because that’s when the growth happens — I’m hoping so anyway!”
Talking on Heart Breakfast to fellow Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts, Kimberly said: “I have signed up for Dancing on Ice! I'm nervous, that ice is going to hit hard. I'm just excited to see what I can do on there. I'm up for a challenge!"
Kimberly has already dipped her toes into the world of dance, judging the dance competition show Got To Dance between 2009 and 2014 and being part of the girl group Pussycat Dolls. She also won Celebrity MasterChef in 2015 and will be making her theatre stage entrance in 2022 as press secretary Kate Compton in Dead Lies by crime novelist Hilary Bonner.
The Vamps star, Connor, announced the news on Capital FM to Roman Kemp, Sian Welby, and current Dancing On Ice champion and singer Sonny Jay, saying, “I'm excited obviously, but I'm really nervous. I'm quite clumsy, accident-prone. Ice is hard! It was pretty hard to keep the secret. The rest of the band knows. They’re super excited for me."
Connor jokingly pleaded with fans on Twitter: “Please don’t tell me to break a leg cause I actually will” after tweeting about how nervous he was.
Who is on the Dancing on Ice 2022 judging panel?
Figure skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are expected to reprise their roles as judges, alongside Ashley Banjo, but it was recently confirmed that John Barrowman would not appear on the panel for the 2022 competition.
A replacement of John Barrowman has not been confirmed, but an ITV spokesperson 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."
Is there a trailer yet?
Not yet - it's far too early for a new trailer right now. We'll be sure to update this guide when one is released!
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