Joe-Warren Plant has been confirmed as the second star to sign up for the upcoming Dancing On Ice series, which will take place in the New Year.
Dancing On Ice hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield broke the news on This Morning on Tuesday and said they already knew who her partner would be.
Joe-Warren, who plays Jacob Gallagher on the soap opera, said he was “excited” by the prospect of appearing on the series, as he revealed that his character will be taking a six-month hiatus from the ITV soap opera.
Revealed! Joe Warren-Plant has been confirmed as the second star to sign up for the upcoming Dancing On Ice series, which will take place in the New Year
Speaking after the announcement, Joe-Warren said, “I’m super excited. Glad to have Emmerdale’s free time to really focus on training…
“Just to do my best and learn a new skill. It’s a new challenge, I’ve never done anything like this before, so excited.
When asked about the show’s iconic costumes, Joe-Warren said, “I can’t wait. I love dressing up, fancy dress parties are part of the fun.
Earlier this week, the skating show gave fans a preview of the announcement as they shared a photo of a mix of Joe and three other contestants.
Confirmed! Earlier this week, the skating show gave fans a preview of the announcement as they shared a photo of a mix of Joe and three other contestants.
On Monday, the show’s Twitter account posted the photo of four celebrities neck down.
Joe-Warren, who has been dating model girlfriend Nicole Hadlow since 2017, joins previously announced Myleene Klass.
All twelve will skate in hopes of mastering the ice when competition begins in the New Year.
Phillip and Holly will return to host the show again and the expert panel of Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all reprise their roles as judges.
Myleene was announced as the first celebrity to take part in the 2021 edition, just a week after announcing her engagement to the father of her one-year-old son Apollo, Simon Motson.
The 42-year-old radio presenter took to Instagram this weekend to share the exciting news saying she was ‘up to the challenge’ and wanted to make her daughters ‘proud’.
She told her fans, “Guess who won’t be holding the coats on the side of the rink anymore! I’m so excited to join the cast of Dancing On Ice.
Line-up: Myleene Klass has been confirmed as the first celebrity to appear in Dancing On Ice 2021, just a week after announcing her engagement to Simon Motson
“My daughters have always wanted me to do this, but I’ve always been too scared of someone skating on my fingers!
“Either way, I want to make them proud and show them I’m up for a challenge when I’m completely out of my comfort zone, but most of all, I want a bum like Jlo!”
Jason Donovan has also been linked with the rink, while Denise Van Outen has reportedly signed a deal worth around £ 40,000 to appear in the series.
According to the Daily Star, Denise “Jumped at the chance” to appear on the show when it launched in January after impressing at an audition last month.
A source told the publication: “The bosses are delighted to have him on board. They know she’s going to give it her all in training and be popular with viewers.
The mother-of-one is a natural performer after reaching the Strictly Come Dancing finale in 2012 and playing Roxie Hart in the Chicago musical on Broadway and the West End.
Another celebrity who reportedly signed on the dotted line is Rebekah Vardy, who reportedly signed a £ 50,000 contract for the show.
The WAG, 38, are in the midst of a £ 1million legal battle with Coleen Rooney, 34, and have now set their sights on the reality show, according to a report from The Sun Saturday.
Dancing Queens: Denise Van Outen and Rebekah Vardy are also said to have signed up for the following season, winning £ 40,000 and £ 50,000 respectively
A source speaking to the publication said, “She will bring star quality to their line-up and the interest of soccer fans. Of course, viewers will be watching for any reference to Wagatha Christie.
“She feels ready to return to the limelight. She can’t live under a shadow forever and wants to remind people that she’s a fun mom.
The source added that Rebekah’s footballer husband Jamie will be on the sidelines to support her.
The Sun also reports that Olympic sprinting legend Colin Jackson, 53, also signed up for the show after proving he got back on track on Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.
In July, Coronation Street’s Sally Dyvenor and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward were among TV stars pictured arriving for auditions on a Manchester ice rink.
They joined WAG Tanya Bardsley, Carley Stenson from Hollyoaks, Mark ‘Bez’ Berry from Celebrity Gogglebox and Samantha Giles from Emmerdale.
Other stars arriving include Corrie’s Sally Whittaker, Alex Fletcher (Brookside), West End star Jodie Prenger, Jake Canuso (Benidorm), and Joe-Warren Plant and Alex Lincoln of Emmerdale.
Strictly talented: Olympic sprint legend Colin Jackson, 53, is also said to have signed up for the show after proving he got back on track on Strictly Come Dancing in 2005
The next season of Dancing On Ice will be hard work for the stars, however, as they also end against Made In Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, TOWIE’s Billie Faiers and Love Island’s Luke Trotman.
The trio were seen attending the first round of auditions alongside former footballer Wayne Bridge, Olympians Denise Lewis and Mark Foster and darts player Fallon Sherrock.
Other reality TV stars vying for a spot are also said to be Love Island’s Dr Alex George.
Singer Toyah Wilcox has also reportedly tried with comedian Rufus Hound, This Morning star Lisa Maxwell, Tattoo Fixers star Stephen ‘Sketch’ Porter and vlogger LadBaby.
Even though the show doesn’t kick off for four months, the producers seem eager to train their line-up so the stars have time to learn basic skating skills during the winter.
The training of professional skaters will also be a bit different next year, as producers decided not to renew the contracts of 2019 winner Alex Murphy or Alex Demetriou, while Brianne Delcourt left the series after moving to Canada with her husband Kevin Kilbane.
The bosses of Dancing On Ice are now said to be keen to set a new precedent by presenting their first black professional skater.
In an effort to promote equality and support black, Asian and ethnic minority groups, sources revealed that ITV is making a concerted effort to increase diversity within its cast.
Meanwhile, Baga Chipz continued to fuel claims that she was set to join Dancing On Ice as she met professional skater Hamish Gaman and last year’s runner-up Saara Aalto.
Are you going to the ice rink? Baga Chipz continued to fuel claims that she is ready to join Dancing On Ice as she meets pro skater Hamish Gaman and last year’s runner-up Saara Aalto.
The British RuPaul’s Drag Race star, 30, grabbed a pair of skates as she engaged in a heated conversation with the athlete, 37, and musician, 33, with whom she was born. recently collaborated on their new track When The Sun Goes Down.
Turning heads, the performer was stunned in a sequined puffy dress, complete with a dramatic skirt and balloon-style sleeves.
The drag queen added a pop of color to her appearance with her choice of shoes as she sported a pair of hot pink heels.
A curly wig complemented her features, which were accented with a rosy foundation, glittery eyeshadow and nude lip gloss.
Cheery: The British RuPaul’s Drag Race star, 30, grabbed a pair of skates as she engaged in a heated conversation with the athlete, 37, and musician, 33
Radiant: A curly wig complemented her features, which were accented with a rosy foundation, glittery eyeshadow and nude lip gloss
Saara, meanwhile, looked equally glamorous in a dazzling pink bodysuit, paired with matching gloves and a cape.
Showcasing her curves, the Finnish artist enhanced her figure in thigh high heeled boots.
Her former skating partner Hamish, who wore a finger bandage, cut a sleek figure in a navy t-shirt, indigo jeans and boots.