Dancing On Ice 2021: Rumoured lineup, judges, and start date

From Love Islanders to soap stars, this year's lineup is looking GOOD

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by Alex Ross |

It might be the height of summer, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming of when Dancing On Ice will return to our screens this January.

Despite the series being months away, there's already speculation over which lucky lot of celebs will be taking to the ice.

Love Islander Luke Trotman, reality TV star Billie Faiers and former Blue singer Antony Costa are all rumoured to be skating this winter, but no-one's been confirmed just yet.

For now, here's your need-to-know on all things Dancing on Ice.

Who won Dancing On Ice 2020?

Joe Swash and his partner Alex Murphy lifted the Dancing on Ice trophy in a shock win in March 2020.

Diversity dancer Kiely was the bookies favourite to win, but Joe won over the public and the judges in the end.

Asked by hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield how he felt, Swash said: “Honestly, this is the most amazing experience to share with Al.”

Schofield told Kiely that “everybody thought you had this in the bag”, to which the dancer replied: “I did everything I wanted to do, Joe has come so far and I’ve genuinely made a friend for life.”

Who is hosting Dancing On Ice 2021?

Lovable hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will be fronting the series yet again. The pair originally hosted the popular show between 2006-2010, before Christine Lampard took over from Holly between 2012-2014.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to host Dancing On Ice
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Which celebrities are rumoured to be taking part in Dancing On Ice 2021?

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Dancing on Ice 2021: Rumoured lineup

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Rumours about Luke's participation are widespread, and he was one of the clan of celebs arriving for auditions for the show last month.

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This TOWIE star was also spotted heading to auditions in July, and having also survived the Big Brother house we're sure she'd get off to a flying start on the ice.

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From watching Drag Race, we can safely assume that drag queen Baga Chipz would be more than comfortable with the glittering wardrobe department and dance moves on the show. Baga was also among the select group of celebs turning up to audition nearly a month ago.

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The Emmerdale actress is another celeb rumoured to be launching on the ice this year, although she wasn't spotted at auditions.

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Carly Stenson is another soapland celeb rumoured to be taking part this year. She too wasn't spotted turning up to the rink to audition along with other celebs like Luke Trotman and Denise van Outen.

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Denise was spotted heading to auditions last month, and we think she has a fair shot at the trophy this year, after taking part in Strictly Come Dancing back in 2012.

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Bez is best known for being part of the band, Happy Mondays, but he most recently appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox. His addition to the show would certainly be, urm, interesting.

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Olympian Denise also turned up at Slough Ice Arena, Berks with a whole host of other celebs to audition for the show. We have no doubt she'd skate circle around the rest of the rumoured contestants.

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Footballer and other half of Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, Wayne Bridge, is rumoured to be one of the sports stars taking part in this year's Dancing on Ice. Frankie has previously taken part in Strictly, so maybe she can give him some dancing tips.

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Blue singer Antony Costa was also spotted auditioning for the ice skating show, cig in hand.

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Darts extraordinaire Fallon Sherrock could be taking to the ice this year, as she was spotted heading to auditions last month.

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Vicki Michelle, from 90s sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! is the oldest rumoured contestant at 69 , quite the achievement, we salute you Vicki.

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Celeb-land's favourite reality TV doctor could be tying up his skates this year too.

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Olivia's been all over our screens this year, from Made In Chelsea to Celebs Go Dating, and she could well be hopping on over to ITV to take part in the skating extravaganza.

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This Morning's Lisa Maxwell was also spotted at auditions for the show in July.

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Singer Toyah Willcox is heading up the more mature section of the rumoured lineup this year.

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Comic Rufus Hound would certainly entertain us on the ice, and it's looking pretty likely he's taking part as he was seen heading into the ice rink last month.

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Sketch from tattoo fixers might well have a hidden ice skating talent we don't know about... he was spotted auditioning so we'll find out in due course.

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Mark's another Strictly alumni heading up the mature entries for Dancing on Ice this year, and he's the second olympian rumoured to take part too.

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West end star Jodie would certainly bring some theatrics to the rink this year, although she wasn't part of the group of celebs auditioning at the rink last month.

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In September 2020, it was reported that Neighbours legend Jason Donovan was the first celeb to be 'confirmed' for the cool reality show.Jason took part in Strictly Come Dancing series nine in 2011, coming a very impressive third.

Who are the judges for Dancing On Ice 2021?

The four judges on Dancing On Ice 2021 will be Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman, replacing Jason Gardiner.

How does the judging work?

After all of the celebs have performed, viewers at home are given a chance to vote for their favourite routine.

As the judging panel will decide who stays and who leaves, each week Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will alternate the role of Head Judge. In the event of a tie, it'll be down to them to decide leaves the competition.

Which celebrities have won Dancing On Ice?

There have been a total of eleven winners of Dancing On Ice to date. Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye was the very first winner back in 2006, with former star of The X Factor Ray Quinn winning the 2014 All Stars series, after beating the likes of Hayley Tamaddon and Beth Tweddle.

Other winners of the show include Suzanne Shaw, Matthew Wolfenden, Sam Attwater and Kyran Bracken.

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