H from Steps and Coronation Street, Lisa George, are the newest celebrities who are confirmed to be the star on Dancing On Ice.
Ian & # 39; H & # 39; Watkins, 43, and Lisa George, 48, who plays Beth Tinker on the cobblestone, were the fifth and sixth stars that were announced and joined Maura Higgins, Michael Barrymore, Kevin Kilbane and Lucrezia Millarini in the line-up.
Lisa admitted that she had nasty flashbacks when she returned for the first time in 40 years after falling and as a child her chin fell open.
Line-up: H by Steps (L) and Lisa George (R) from Coronation Street are the newest celebrities who have been confirmed as a star on Dancing On Ice
She appeared on Lorraine on Thursday and said: & # 39; Well, I skated when I was a kid.
& # 39; I skated for a few years until I was about nine and then I entered a competition and I fell and I put my knives in the ice and the ice shot up and cut my chin open.
& # 39; I'm 49 this year, so I've been out on the ice for 40 years. Speaking of the first time on the ice after the fall, Lisa said: I really enjoyed not falling.
DANCING ON ICE 2020: WHO ARE THE COMPETITIONS?
Profession: Reality TV ster
Best known for: Maura earned an army of fans with her no-nonsense attitude when she joined Love Island in June 2019. She eventually led to a romance with Curtis Pritchard. Since leaving the villa she is the new & # 39; unbearable aunt & # 39; from this morning.
Profession: Retired soccer player
Most famous for: Kevin made a total of 540 appearances for various Premier League clubs, including long stints in Everton and Sunderland. He also played for the national team of the Republic of Ireland at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He retired from football in 2012.
H FROM STEPS
The best known of: Ian is a Welsh singer, dancer, stage actor and one of the two male singers of the British pop group Steps. Some of the band's most famous hits are Tragedy, 5,6,7,8 and Shade of Blue.
Profession: TV presenter
Best known for: Michael was one of Britain's most loved TV presenters as the host of shows, including Strike It Lucky in the 80s and 90s. His last TV appearance was 18 years ago when his career derailed after Stuart Lubbock was found dead in a swimming pool at his home in Essex.
Most famous for: Lucrezia presents both ITV Lunchtime News and ITV Weekend News. She previously worked as an Entertainment Correspondent for ITV News London.
Most famous for: Lisa is best known for the role of Beth Tinker in Coronation Street.
The actress plays the role since 2011.
& # 39; I was a little scared, I was pretty nervous, the ice was really shiny, I just had this flashback. I was fine. I didn't fall over at all, so I was fascinated. & # 39;
Lisa continued: & # 39; It's a huge birthday for me and I thought that if I don't do this now, I will never get the chance to do it again, I really can't believe I'm going back on ice.
& # 39; When I stepped on the ice, I felt my nine-year-old self again. I was really lively, a very strange experience. I was pretty emotional afterwards. & # 39;
H has already audited twice for the skating show, so was pleased that he had been accepted for a third time, and he has & # 39; fierce YouTube recordings & # 39; made from former winners James Jordan and Ray Quinn.
He said: & # 39; What am I doing? I feel like I'm giving birth somewhere. & # 39; I have not trained (yet). We have only accepted the work in recent weeks.
& # 39; I have auditioned twice before, so it's third time lucky.
& # 39; I have been passionately YouTubing James Jordan and Ray Quinn. So if I'm somewhere between James and Joe Pasquale, I'll be happy. Sorry, Joe. & # 39;
Other names that are thrown to participate in the show are Trisha Goddard, Joe Swash and Caprice.
It is also said that diversity dancer Perri Kiely, Libby Clegg MBE and magician Ben Hanlin will complete the line-up for the show to be aired in January.
Participate in the line-up: people like Trisha Goddard and Joe Swash reportedly signed on the dotted line for the next series Dancing on Ice
According to The sun, Trisha is one of the most famous signings of the show, with a source claiming to have everything on her & # 39; have-a-go & # 39; attitude: & # 39; She has had a few turns on the ice rink and she has already mastered the basics. & # 39;
Joe takes a break from his parenthood and presents duties and also reportedly hopes to hit the ice rink, the source remaining: & # 39; It is not a secret ITV and likes to see him on the ice. & # 39;
With his previous dance experience, bosses are said to make some great moves for Perri & # 39; to entertain viewers & # 39; while Libby, suffering from Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy, & # 39; can skate to victory & # 39 ;
Additions: Caprice is said to have been signed by ITV bosses hoping to bring & # 39; glamor & # 39; in the show
Hope: Allegedly, for Perri, bosses would make great moves to entertain viewers, while Libby, who suffers from Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy, & # 39; to win & # 39; could go
Upcoming series: Ben reportedly couldn't wait to bring & # 39; some magic to the show & # 39; while Lisa supposedly got the support of all her Corrie castmates
Ben reportedly can't wait to bring & # 39; some magic to the show & # 39 ;, while Lisa supposedly got the support of all her Corrie castmates.
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Dancing On Ice.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday afternoon, Lucrezia Millarini was confirmed as the fourth celebrity to participate in the upcoming series Dancing on Ice.
The 43-year-old newsreader's participation was announced on the official Instagram account of the ITV show and comes after presenter Michael Barrymore, Love Island star Maura Higgins and former footballer Kevin Kilbane were also confirmed.
Get involved: Lucrezia Millarini has been confirmed as the fourth celebrity to participate in the upcoming Dancing on Ice series
& # 39; I am super excited to participate in the DOI line-up! & # 39; she said. & # 39; I can't wait to get on the ice and train.
& # 39; Although the news agenda is already quite busy these days, I know that life is getting a lot busier … with a few bruises en route! & # 39;
Lucrezia started her career at a local radio station in Oxford before joining ITN's 24-hour digital news channel.
She later worked as Entertainment Correspondent for ITV News London before taking up her current positions at ITV Lunchtime News and ITV Weekend News.
Can't wait: & # 39; I'm super excited to participate in the DOI line-up! & # 39; she said. & # 39; I can't wait to get on the ice and start training & # 39;
On Wednesday morning, former Everton star Kilbane, 42, appeared on Talksport Radio to announce his involvement, and admitted that as a & # 39; total beginner & # 39; participated in the skating competition.
Speaking after he was announced, Kevin said: & I will continue as a total beginner. I'm starting all over again. This is going to be a huge challenge for me. I've been taking it easy for the last few years since I finished (soccer), so let's see how this goes. & # 39;
Kevin retired from professional football in 2012 after no less than 540 appearances in various clubs, including his longest stints at Sunderland and Everton.
He also made 110 appearances for the national team of the Republic of Ireland, with his more memorable moment, including a wonderful strike against the Czech Republic in 2006.
Exciting: the Irish football player Kevin Kilbane has been confirmed as the third star at Dancing On Ice 2020
Reveal: It is after Love Island star Maura Higgins was the first famous contestant to be confirmed for next year's series
Kevin joins Maura and Michael who were announced as part of the line-up on Tuesday morning.
Maura said in the show: & I once skated for fun in my life, so I have no experience at all. I'm ready for the challenge.
Maura admitted, however, that she was nervous about performing the headbanger movement on the ice, with a skater being picked up by the ankle and spun around by their partner.
& # 39; (The headbanger) scares me. I'm more excited than scared. I am competitive, so I think that will drive me. & # 39;
The participants are not yet linked to their professional dance partners, but Maura admitted that she hopes for someone who will crack the whip.
Confirmed: Comedian Michael Barrymore will come to her and reveal that he is excited to go out on the ice
She said: I need someone who is strict, I think. Otherwise I just throw a sling, I'm lying on the floor … & # 39;
The former raster girl also reckons that she will find the training regime needed for the show a challenge.
She said: & # 39; I'm not going to the gym so I think I'm going to fight. I'm going to train every day, so my body just can't do it. & # 39;
Meanwhile, in a pre-recorded video, Michael said: & # 39; I am pleased to say that I will join the Dancing on Ice line-up for 2020.
& # 39; I look forward to meeting Holly and Phil. I'm very excited … it's the execution time! & # 39;
Debut: Maura was unveiled as the first Dancing On Ice participant on This Morning where she arrived in a giant snow globe
Excitement: Maura said in the show: & I once skated for fun in my life, so I have no experience at all. I am ready for the challenge & # 39;
Strict: the participants are not yet linked to their professional dance partners, but Maura admitted that she hopes for someone who will crack the whip
Fashion: Maura put on a large white coat and a faux fur hat when she first appeared in the snow globe
Interview: Maura looked cheerful when she talked to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about participating in the show
ITV bosses believe that the Strike it Lucky host – who previously enjoyed a scoop of three decades on prime time TV – was able to rake viewers for the skating show, The sun reports.
The star, known for its Awight! slogan, was arrested in 2001 after Stuart Lubbock was found dead in a swimming pool at his home in Essex after a drug feast.
An insider told the publication: & # 39; Michael has always been TV gold and show heads appreciate that there is still a huge amount of interest in him. There is no doubt that he will be hilarious on the ice. & # 39;
Reportedly, ITV bosses believe he will have the same impact as Gemma Collins, who brought viewer ratings to the show earlier this year before being launched.
It was 18 years ago that Michael had his last major TV role before his career derailed by the 2001 scandal.
Michael publicly apologized for the death of the young man in his swimming pool 18 years ago in an emotional TV interview broadcast in June.
Michael said: & # 39; I am pleased to say that I will join the Dancing on Ice line-up for 2020 & # 39;
The entertainer said he couldn't regret & # 39 ;, almost two decades after Mr. Lubbock was found dead after a drug feast at his home in Essex.
Speaking of Piers Morgan's Life Stories, the star insisted that he hadn't given Stuart anything that night & # 39; but said & # 39; if you own the house, you're there responsible for & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You can see many things afterwards. I am not making any excuses, & he said.
& # 39; My apologies. I couldn't regret it anymore. I didn't give Stuart anything. Whatever he took. The E & # 39; s he apparently had at the club. There were no E & # 39; s in my house. I had a joint with the boys. If there is cocaine … he didn't get it from me. & # 39;
Ratings: ITV bosses believe that Michael – who previously enjoyed three decades on prime time TV – was able to rake viewers for the skating show (shown in October 2017)
Mr. Lubbock, a factory supervisor, was found face down in Barrymore's swimming pool in 2001, with injuries suggesting he had been sexually abused. His death has never been completely resolved.
Michael admitted to Morgan that he & # 39; f ***** up & # 39; was when he originally refused to comment to the Essex police when asked if he had given Lubbock medication that night or not.
The former host of Strike It Lucky was warned of drug offenses in October 2001, but no further charges were brought.
He was subsequently arrested in June 2007 on suspicion of murder and sexual abuse. But three months later the case fell due to insufficient evidence.
Past: Michael was arrested in 2001 after Stuart Lubbock was found dead in a swimming pool at his home in Essex after a drug feast (photographed in June 2019)
Mr Lubbock's death inflicted a huge blow on Michael, and as a result he demanded £ 2.4 million in compensation from the police.
But the Court of Appeal ruled that he only had a & # 39; nominal & # 39; prize received – possibly only £ 1.
Before his career derailed by the 2001 scandal, Michael was one of Britain's most popular entertainers.
He enjoyed great success with ITV and presented shows such as Lucky Strike and Blankety Blank.
Admission: Michael publicly apologized for Stuart's death in his pool 18 years ago in an interview about Piers Morgan & # 39; s Life Stories (shown in June 2019)
He believes that if he had not been arrested in 2007, he would have been an excellent candidate for plum roles such as hosting Strictly Come Dancing.
Michael and Maura will now put on their skates, along with ten other celebrities, in an attempt to become ice champions.
Every week, the twelve celebrities will skate live with their professional partners in an effort to impress both the panel and viewers, who will ultimately decide who wins the show.
This year John Barrowman sees Torvill and Dean and Ashley Banjo joining the panel, while Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return to present the show.
Competition: Maura and Michael will now put on their skates, along with ten other celebrities, in an effort to become ice champion
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