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Paralympic medalist Stef Reid is the third confirmed celebrity to line up for Dancing On Ice 2022.
The team GB track and field athlete, 36, is the third in the 2022 roster to be announced, joining Sally Dynevor and Bez of Coronation Street from the Happy Mondays.
In an exclusive message on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Stef said: “I have some really exciting news.
At the rink: Paralympic medalist Stef Reid is third confirmed celebrity for Dancing On Ice 2022 lineup
“I’m going to pick a new sport this winter and it comes with a bit of showbiz.
“I’m going to participate in Dancing on Ice and it’s a little scary, but I can’t wait! ”
Stef’s incredible athletic career has seen her win bronze in the sprint (2008) and silver in the long jump (2012) at the Beijing and London Paralympics, after losing her right foot in a boating accident at the age of 15.
Inspirational: Stef’s incredible athletic career has seen her win bronze in the sprint (2008) and silver in the long jump (2012) at the Paralympic Games (pictured in 2021)
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Reveal: Thursday Good Morning Britain, Stef said: “I have some really exciting news. I’m going to be a contender on Dancing on Ice and it’s kinda scary ‘
She was also a semi-finalist of the Celebrity MasterChef 2018.
Stef’s addition to Dancing On Ice lineup comes after announced Monday in Lorraine that Sally, 58, of Corrie, will trade the cobblestones for the rink.
The actress – who plays Sally Webster in the soap opera – admitted, “I’m so scared! ”
Bez, 57, was confirmed during an appearance on This Morning, as he revealed the news to DOI hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
The news comes as it was announced that John Barrowman, 54, has been removed as a DOI judge – five months after apologizing for exposing himself on set on other shows during incidents historical.
Cooking skills: Stef was also a semi-finalist on Celebrity MasterChef 2018
Exciting: Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, 58, was the first celebrity to be confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022
Sally, who is the mother of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor, said: “Now everyone knows I do, I can’t back down, can I ?! ”
When asked if she had skated before, Sally replied, “No never! I went with Hattie [her daughter] when she was little and I had a penguin and then I thought it was too hard so I’m going to go have a coffee! ‘
She went on to say, “It’s a huge challenge, Lorraine. It really, really is. I’m not getting any younger, I just have to take every opportunity I have so that when I’m old I can say y’know what? I have tried it.
Also on Monday, reports suggested Bez would appear on the show as well, with a source telling The Sun: “He’s always up for a challenge and is already training on the ice.” He then confirmed the news on This Morning.
Court! Bez, 57, was confirmed during an appearance on This Morning, as he revealed the news to DOI hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield
No turning back: Sally, who is the mother of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor (pictured), added: ‘Now everyone knows I do, I can’t back down, can they not?! “
He said: “I look more like Bambi on the ice right now. First lockdown, I was just in the garden, drinking cider, eating cakes, abusing (I wanted to get active again)
“I have protections, helmets and wrist guards, so I’m ready. I will not go to an ice rink before training because I do not want to develop bad habits ”.
Returning to ITV for the New Year, twelve celebrities will skate live each week with their professional partners in an effort to wow both the panel and viewers.
It comes after ITV confirmed John was banned from Dancing On Ice – five months after apologizing for exposing himself on set on other shows during historic incidents.
The artist, who joined DOI last year and appeared in two seasons, previously admitted to “cheating” on the sets of Doctor Who, where he started playing Captain Jack Harkness in 2005 and the spinoff series Torchwood. one year later.
A source told The Sun: “It will be devastating for him. Obviously, ITV thinks it’s not nice to have someone like John at the center of a family show.
Ax: It comes as ITV has confirmed that John Barrowman has been banned from Dancing On Ice – five months after apologizing for exposing himself on the set of other shows during historic incidents (pictured from January 2021 )
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline that John will not be returning to the dance show but will be seen on the channel again when he returns to host All Star Musicals.
Channel representatives said, “We thank John Barrowman for a brilliant two years on the Dancing on Ice panel and are delighted to be working with him again as the host of the upcoming All Star Musicals specials. “
John’s team said, “John is excited to return to work for ITV as host of the new All Star musicals,” but declined to comment on his departure from the skating show.
No charges were brought against the media personality after allegations he exposed himself on the set of Doctor Who came to light in May.
John said his behavior on set was to “defuse awkwardness” whenever he was filming a sex scene in Torchwood, but later admitted that the act was “juvenile.”
Past: The artist previously admitted to “cheating” on the sets of Doctor Who and Torchwood where he played Captain Jack Harkness (pictured in 2020)