By News Team
Last Updated: 12th October 2021
It’s not too long to go now until the 14th series of Dancing on Ice comes to our screens as a whole host of celebrities get set to get their skates on and battle it out to be crowned the ice dancing king or queen.
Ahead of the new series, the contestants have all now been confirmed for the show, while there are still a few more details to be announced.
Below we run through all you need to know about Dancing on Ice, including when it starts, which celebrities have signed up and who is set to be on the Ice Panel.
When does Dancing on Ice 2022 start?
ITV have confirmed that Dancing on Ice will be back on our screens for a 14th series in 2022, however, they have not confirmed a start date as of yet. Previous series have typically kicked off in January and there have been reports that January 9th 2022 could be the official return date, so make sure you’re free on Sunday nights from then.
Who are the Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants?
The celebrity line-up for the new series of Dancing on Ice is now finalised, with all 12 contestants having now been confirmed for the show.
Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster in the soap, was the first contestant to sign up, with the news announced on ‘Lorraine’. Sally has admitted she will be new to the ice.
Next to be confirmed for the show was Bez of Happy Mondays fame, who made his announcement on ‘This Morning’. Bez concedes he’s more like “Bambi on Ice” than Dancing on Ice.
The third celebrity to be confirmed was Paralympic athlete Stef Reid. With her sporting background, Stef may be a contestant to watch out for.
Also joining the show is Love Island star Liberty Poole, who will be taking to the ice just a few months on from enjoying the sun in the Love Island villa.
Elsewhere, rugby player Ben Foden will also be joining this year’s line-up. The former England international has reality TV experience, having previously competed on The X Factor: Celebrity.
From rugby to football, English footballer Paul Gascoigne’s son, Regan Gascoigne, has signed up for the show. Regan is a trained dancer so may well have an advantage over his rivals.
Former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens will also be joining the show after confirming her appearance on ‘This Morning’. Can she translate her dance moves on stage to the ice rink?
Another to sign up that can dance is Brendan Cole. Brendan is a former professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing so could well be one to keep an eye on.
BMX rider Kye Whyte has also announced his place in the line-up, confirming his appearance on ‘Newsround’ where he revealed he has roller-skating experience but is new to ice skating.
The next contestant to sign up for the show was Ria Hebden. The entertainment presenter, who confirmed her appearance on ‘Lorraine’, admits the experience could be a little “scary”.
Meanwhile, the final two contestants to be confirmed were Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt and The Vamps member Connor Ball. How will the two pop stars get on?
Who are the Dancing on Ice 2022 hosts and judges?
There has been no official announcement on who the hosts will be for the upcoming series of Dancing on Ice, however, it’s expected that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will return to take up their roles. Schofield has presented every series to date, usually alongside Willoughby.
The judges on the Ice Panel have also yet to be confirmed, but ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are expected to reprise their roles, having been ever-present on the show. Last year they were joined by Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman, though it has been confirmed that the latter will not return for the new series, with former Strictly star Arlene Phillips having been touted as a replacement.
Who are the Dancing on Ice 2022 professionals?
There has been no confirmation from ITV on which professional skaters will return for the new series of Dancing on Ice as of yet.