Dancing on Ice 2023: who won, where to watch, celebrity line-up, and all we know

Dancing on Ice 2023 logo
Who's ready for more Dancing on Ice? (Image credit: ITV)

Dancing on Ice 2023 returned to bring more glitz and glamour to our Sunday evenings, where we saw a brand new celebrity winner crowned skating champion.

The new Dancing on Ice winners followed in the footsteps of 2022 champions Regan Gascoigne and his professional partner Karina Manta, after a tough competition which saw them taking on a variety of challenges each week.

Here's everything you need to know about Dancing on Ice 2023...

Dancing on Ice 2023 air date

Dancing on Ice 2023 started on Sunday, January 15, at 6.30 pm on ITV1. 

You can now stream all episodes of the new series on ITVX

Who won Dancing on Ice 2023?

Ex-Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson and his professional skating partner Olivia Smart won Dancing on Ice 2023. 

He beat The Vivienne from RuPaul's Drag Race and reality TV star Joey Essex in the final.

Dancing on Ice 2023 contestants

Our 2023 lineup features a great range of celebrities including a Love Island winner, a RuPaul's Drag Race UK winner and some soap stars!

Meet this year's group of celebrity skaters below...

Patsy Palmer

Dancing on Ice 2023 Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers

Patsy Palmer is skating with Matt Evers.  (Image credit: ITV)

EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer was the first confirmed celebrity for next year's Dancing on Ice competition, with the news being officially announced on daytime show This Morning.

Confirming that she was taking part, Patsy said: "I wanted to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I thought ‘I’ll just go for it’ and it seems like a lot of fun.

"My pact that I made with myself when I was 50 was I have to do things to challenge myself for the next couple of years. This is for all the 50-year-olds out there that think they can’t challenge themselves!"

John Fashanu

Dancing on Ice 2023 Alexandra Schauman and John Fashanu

 John Fashanu is skating with Alexandra Schauman. (Image credit: ITV)

Former professional footballer John Fashanu is joining the Dancing on Ice 2023 line-up. Sports fans will know him from his eight-year spell at AFC Wimbledon, but what will happen when he swaps the football pitch for a skating rink?

In a statement confirming his involvement, John told fans: "I'm so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don't think it'll come as a surprise to people that I'm very competitive — I am definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I've ever signed up for but I couldn't be more ready for the challenge!"

Nile Wilson

Dancing on Ice 2023 Olivia Smart and Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson is skating with Olivia Smart. (Image credit: ITV)

Former British artistic gymnast Nile Wilson will be trying his hand at skating next year, as he joins the Dancing on Ice line-up where he hopes to "feel like an athlete" after retiring from gymnastics in 2021.

He announced the news on YouTube, saying: "I'm going to be on ITV's Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing. I've certainly not done much ice skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again."

"My biggest goal on the show is to do something that no one has ever done before!"

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Dancing on Ice 2023 Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Brendyn Hatfield

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is skating with Brendyn Hatfield. (Image credit: ITV)

Love Island 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu will take part in Dancing on Ice 2023, after being a fan-favorite among reality TV fans where she and partner Davide Sanclimenti stole both the show and the hearts of the nation.

Confirming the news on Good Morning Britain, she said: "I’ve got some amazing news to tell you, I’m going to be doing this year’s Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice."

Mollie Gallagher

Dancing on Ice 2023 Mollie Gallagher and Sylvain Longchambon

Mollie Gallagher is skating with Sylvain Longchambon. (Image credit: ITV)

Coronation Street star Mollie Gallagher is also taking to the ice this year, which is definitely a change of scene from the cobbles we're used to seeing her on!

Confirming the news on ITV's Lorraine, she said: "I’m really excited. I’ve not really felt nervous yet, strangely. But being here today, I am now feeling it a little bit!"

She added that she's been asking her fellow Corrie stars for advice, claiming: "I’ll be getting all the tips I can because I’m going to need it!"

The Vivienne

Dancing on Ice 2023 The Vivienne and Colin Grafton

The Vivienne is skating with Colin Grafton. (Image credit: ITV)

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 1 winner The Vivienne is the first drag performer to take part in Dancing on Ice.

Revealing the news on social media, The Vivienne said: "I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023! 

"This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice. To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour. I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV."

Joey Essex

Dancing on Ice 2023 Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer

Joey Essex is skating with Vanessa Bauer. (Image credit: ITV)

The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex is joining the line-up of stars competing for the trophy.

Joey announced the news on This Morning, telling hosts: "I would love to win. I’m going to put all my energy into this. This stage in my life, I’m so ready for this." 

Speaking about how he’d feel about receiving comments from the judges, Joey said: "I’m doing it for me. I want to impress the judges but I want to impress myself. I’m going to put all my effort into this."

Michelle Heaton 

Dancing on Ice 2023 Michelle Heaton and Łukasz Różycki

Michelle Heaton is skating with Łukasz Różycki. (Image credit: ITV)

Liberty X star Michelle Heaton will be taking to the ice this year too, and admitted she has wanted to do it for a long time.

Revealing the news this morning exclusively on Lorraine, Michelle said: "I’m so excited — I can’t believe it. Me and the kids are such huge fans of the show in general. 

"I’ve always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really truly grateful that I’ve got it this year when I’m a lot stronger.”

Carley Stenson

Dancing on Ice 2023 Carly Stenson and Mark Hanretty.

Carly Stenson is skating with Mark Hanretty. (Image credit: ITV)

Former Hollyoaks actress and West End star Carley Stenson is also joining the 2023 line-up, where she's told fans she's "terrified" but also looking forward to competing on the ice.

Speaking about signing up for Dancing on Ice 2023, Carley said: "I'm so excited that I get to learn how to dance...on ice! I'm terrified but can’t wait - I just want to make the most of this whole experience."

Darren Harriott

Dancing on Ice 2023 Tippy Packard and Darren Harriott

Darren Harriott is skating with Tippy Packard. (Image credit: ITV)

Love Island: Aftersun presenter Darren Harriott joins the line-up, so we've got two Love Island stars taking part in the competition for 2023, but he isn't feeling too optimistic!

Revealing the news exclusively to Trisha Goddard on Talk TV, Darren said: "I’ve got giant feet, I don't skate and I can't dance! My family has already made bets - they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!"

Siva Kaneswaran

Dancing on Ice 2023 Siva Kaneswaran and Klabera Komini

Siva Kaneswaran is skating with Klabera Komini. (Image credit: ITV)

The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran is the final celebrity confirmed for Dancing on Ice 2023.  

His role was revealed live on Good Morning Britain on October 11, where he chatted to Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid about his upcoming time on the ITV show, where he revealed that one of his inspirations for going on the show was his fellow band member Tom Parker who passed away from cancer in March 2022.

John Fashanu 

John Fashanu for Dancing On Ice 2023

John Fashanu was the first celebrity to be eliminated from Dancing On Ice 2023. (Image credit: Lifted Entertainment)

Football legend John Fashanu was the first celebrity to leave the competition after competing in the dreaded skate-off against Ekin-Su.

After the result was announced, John said: "It's been great. It has been wonderful. FA Cup final again. I shall carry on skating and who knows, I might even start teaching people."

Is there a trailer for Dancing on Ice 2023?

Yes! It shows the contestants all getting to grips with learning to skate... some with more success than others! 

Dancing on Ice 2023 professional skaters

Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz in Beijing 2022

Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz in Beijing 2022. (Image credit: Getty Images)

There's a new addition to the professional line-up this year as World-class ice dancer Olivia Smart joins the show. An ITV insider said she "brings a wealth of experience and undeniable talent to the line-up of professionals". 

Sylvain Longchambon, Vicky Ogden, Klabera Komini, and Matt Evers also return to the show alongside fellow series favourites Alexandra Schauman and husband Łukasz Różycki, Mark Hanretty, Brendyn Hatfield, Vanessa Bauer, Tippy Packard, and Colin Grafton. 

Dancing on Ice 2023 hosts

Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby waring sparkly outfits and standing in front of an icy background for Dancing on Ice 2023

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have presented Dancing on Ice since 2006. (Image credit: ITV)

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield are returning to host Dancing On Ice 2023. If there are any changes to the presenting line-up, we'll be sure to let you know.

Dancing on Ice 2023 judges

Dancing on Ice 2023 judges standing in glam clothing in front of an icy background

The Ice Panel: Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo. (Image credit: ITV)

Like the hosts, there are no changes to the judging panel —aka The Ice Panel.

We will see former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse judging alongside former Olympic skating champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, as well as Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo. 

Who won Dancing on Ice 2022? 

Dancing On Ice 2022 finalists Kimberly Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne

Kimberly Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne were the finalists for Dancing on Ice 2022.  (Image credit: ITV)

Dancing on Ice 2022 saw Regan Gascoigne and his professional skating partner Karina Manta join the Dancing on Ice winners list, with Brendan Cole and Vanessa Bauer as runner-ups, and Kimberley Wyatt and Mark Hanretty taking third place, in a final that fans called "the best ever".

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

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