Dancing On Ice 2019 START DATE revealed

Holly and Phillip are back to host the show

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by Alex Ross |
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It may feel like only two minutes ago since reality TV star Jake Quickenden and his skating partner Vanessa Bauer were crowned the champions of Dancing On Ice this year, but the 2019 series is just around the corner, and an official start date has finally been confirmed!

After it was revealed that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby would be returning to host the show, 12 celebrities were confirmed for the 2019 series, which will officially begin on ITV on Sunday 6th January 2019.

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Dubbed as 'The greatest show on ice', Dancing On Ice 2019 will feature celebrities including Gemma Colllins, Wes Nelson, James Jordan, Brian McFadden, Jane Danson and many more.

Check out the official Dancing On Ice 2019 line-up:


Dancing On Ice 2019 line-up (radio stacked)

Gemma Collins1 of 12

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins was one of the first celebrity skaters to be confirmed for a brand new series of Dancing on Ice 2019.

Richard Blackwood2 of 12

Richard Blackwood

Richard Blackwood was announced along with Gemma Collins as one of the first celebrities to be taking part in Dancing On Ice 2019.

James Jordan3 of 12

James Jordan

Ballroom dancer James Jordan was the third celebrity to be announced. Speaking about the show he said, "I can dance but I'm a lot older than I used to be. People are going to probably say I've got an unfair advantage but when I got on the ice I actually shocked myself how bad I was. I want to be able to impress Torvill and Dean more than anyone else, but I'm a lot worse than I thought I'd be."

Brian McFadden4 of 12

Brian McFadden

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden was the fourth celebrity to be announced. When asked about his involvement he said, "I'm very excited. I've already been practising out the back garden on my rollerblades and my mum says I'm a one man Torvill and Dean."

Saira Khan5 of 12

Saira Khan

TV presenter Saira Khan appeared on The Apprentice back in 2005. She is now a panellist on Loose Women. Saira is the fifth celebrity to be announced.

Ryan Sidebottom6 of 12

Ryan Sidebottom

International cricketer Ryan Sidebottom is the sixth celebrity to join the line-up for Dancing On Ice 2019.

Melody Thornton7 of 12

Melody Thornton

Former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton will be taking to the ice next year. The singer said, "I guess the cat's out of the bag. I'm so excited, I can't wait to see you and I can't wait to do some skating for you!"

Mark Little8 of 12

Mark Little

Mark Little, former Neighbours star (Joe Mangel) and comedian has been announced as the eighth celebrity to take part in Dancing On Ice.

Jane Danson9 of 12

Jane Danson

Coronation Street actress Jane Danson, known for playing Leanne Battersby will be hoping for the same success as her co-star Brooke Vincent who took part last year.

Saara Aalto10 of 12

Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto appeared on The X Factor in 2016, now she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, who was The X Factor's Jake Quickenden.

Didi Conn11 of 12

Didi Conn

Best known for playing the role of Frenchie in the iconic film Grease, Didi Conn will be taking to the ice rink for Dancing On Ice 2019.

Wes Nelson12 of 12

Wes Nelson

Love Island's Wes Nelson will be joining the line-up for Dancing On Ice 2019. Speaking about the show Wes said, "Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I'm super intimidated. I've been looking at the line up thinking 'oh my gosh!' Of course you'll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don't lie!"

As well as Phill and Holly returning to host the show, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Jason Gardiner are also all signed up to return to the judging panel.

Earlier this year, Brooke Vincent, Jake Quickenden and Max Evans all made it to the final after impressing the audience at home and the ice panel, however it was former The X Factor contestant Jake, who was crowned winner of the 2018 series.

Dancing On Ice will return on Sunday 6th January.

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