Despite rumours that Dancing on Ice 2021 could be postponed following another national lockdown, ITV is going ahead with the pairs training together in isolation.
Now in its 13th series, the celebrity skateathon is set to test the nerve of a new cast of famous faces as they skid, pirouette and crash-land onto our screens on Sunday 17 January at 6pm. This Morning’s giggly duo Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield play host, while Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean return to the judging panel alongside John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.
The contestants have been following a strict set of rules in keeping with the government’s social distancing guidelines, training separately on local ice rinks and maintaining bubbles with their professional skating partners. The show will look different too, with judges boxed in behind perspex screens and pairs kept apart backstage.
The list of competitors features actors, rappers, reality stars and even… Rebekah Vardy.