Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE is the eighth celebrity confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2020.
The blind sprinter – who won gold in the T11 100 and 200 meters at the Paralympics 2016 in Rio – said she is looking forward to challenging herself & # 39; after her victory.
Libby participated in the show at BBC's Victoria Derbyshire on Friday and joins stars like Steps & # 39; Ian & # 39; H & # 39; Watkins and Love Island star Maura Higgins.
Sportswoman: Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE is the eighth celebrity confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2020
Regarding participation in the skating show alongside her guide dog Hattie, Libby said: & # 39; After Rio I achieved my ultimate goal and then I thought & # 39; what else can I do? & # 39; This opportunity came about and I couldn't resist.
& # 39; I love to challenge myself and experience new things. & # 39;
Libby joins Diversity star Perri Kiely, the seventh celebrity announced to take part in the show on Thursday.
The skilled street dancer, 23, admitted that he already had training sessions & # 39; difficult & # 39; finds.
Celebs Go Dating star Perri explained: & # 39; I have done a few training sessions. I'm not going to lie, it's hard. It's a game face. & # 39;
Exciting: Libby joins Diversity star Perri Kiely, the seventh celebrity announced to take part in the show on Thursday
In the series, the Essex resident will reunite with close friend and judge Ashley Banjo, who became known together in their dance group, which was formed in 2007 and won the third series of Britain & # 39; s Got Talent & # 39; .
There are rumors about Perri's involvement in the show, with a source recently claiming that bosses & # 39; overjoyed & # 39; are about the Splash! the upcoming stint from Star.
Earlier in the day, H van Steps and Coronation Street & # 39; s Lisa George were also confirmed as participants in the series.
Ian & # 39; H & # 39; Watkins, 43, and Lisa George, 48, who plays Beth Tinker on the cobblestone, were the fifth and sixth participants to be announced, and joined Maura Higgins, Michael Barrymore, Kevin Kilbane and Lucrezia Millarini in the line-up.
Fancy footwork: The street dancer, 23 – who became known as a member of Diversity – was the seventh participant to be confirmed on Thursday (shown in 2009)
Upomcing: The native Essex takes to the ice for the new series in 2020, despite good friend Ashley Banjo (center) who is a judge in the show (above with Jordan Banjo in 2017)
Dance Team: Perri surprised viewers with his incredible movements as part of the Diversity group, which won Britain & # 39; s Got Talent in 2009
Line-up: Earlier in the day it was confirmed that H from Steps (L) and Lisa George (R) from Coronation Street shine on Dancing On Ice
Actress Lisa admitted that she had nasty flashbacks when she returned to the ice for the first time in 40 years, after falling as a child and splitting her chin.
When she appeared on Lorraine, the blonde said: “I skated for a few years until I was about nine and then I was in a competition and I fell and I put my knives in the ice and the ice shot up and cut open my chin.
& # 39; I'm 49 this year, so I've been out on the ice for 40 years. & # 39; Speaking of her first time on the ice after the fall, the native Grimsby said: & # 39; I really enjoyed not falling. & # 39;
& # 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;
Embrace life: Lisa made the announcement on Lorraine on Thursday: & # 39; I am 49 this year, so I have not been on the ice for 40 years. I really enjoyed it & # 39;
Special: After her unveiling, Lisa said: “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;
Memories: Lisa, best known for her role as Beth Tinker (left) on the pebbles, looks forward to glamor, but admits that she has had flashbacks after a nasty fall as a child
The TV star went on: & # 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 the 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 and was pleased to be accepted on a third occasion.
Nerves: To return to the ice, Lisa said: “I was a little worried that I was pretty nervous, it was really shiny on the ice, I just had this flashback. I was fine. I didn't fall over at all, so I was buffered & # 39;
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: Street dancer
Best known for: Perri is a member of the award-winning dance group Diversity, which in 2009 won the third series of Britain & # 39; s Got Talent. The resident of Essex plays the lead role in reality series E4 & # 39; s Celebs Go Dating and Splash!.
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.
Star: H has audited twice for the skating show and was so pleased to be accepted on a third occasion when he made his announcement at Good Morning Britain
The tragedy hit maker said he & # 39; fierce YouTube recordings & # 39; had made from former winners James Jordan and Ray Quinn.
He explained: & # 39; What am I doing? I feel like I'm giving birth somewhere. I haven't trained (yet). We have only accepted the work in recent weeks.
& # 39; I have auditioned twice before, so it's the third time I'm lucky. & # 39;
Excited: Ian said, "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;
H is particularly enthusiastic about showing his three-year-old twin sons Macsen and Cybi Ryder-Watkins his skating skills.
He gushed: & # 39; The game has now changed because I have children, so it is a skill now that I can teach and show my children.
& # 39; It's scary and exciting and all of the above, and now there's no turning back. & # 39;
His exciting stint comes as the singer was branded as a & # 39; bully & # 39; by his former partner Craig Ryder, while the couple went through a bitter battle over a Range Rover.
Excited: & # 39; I have auditioned twice before, so it is happy the third time. & # 39; I've been crazy YouTubing James Jordan and Ray Quinn & # 39;
According to The sun, the musician continued his former flame on the vehicle and also claims that he had borrowed Craig £ 15,000 to buy the car.
Reportedly, the actor, 42, maintains that the money was a gift because he was a & # 39; financial bully & # 39; named him who had removed & # 39; from his life & # 39 ;.
Trisha Goddard, Joe Swash and Caprice are said to be participating in the show with Perri, H and Lisa.
It is also said that Libby Clegg MBE and magician Ben Hanlin complete the line-up for the series – to be broadcast in January.
Doting dad: H is particularly enthusiastic about showing his three-year-old twin sons Macsen and Cybi Ryder-Watkins his skating skills
Participate in the line-up: people like Trisha Goddard (L) and Joe Swash (R) reportedly signed on the dotted line for the next series Dancing on Ice
Additions: Caprice is said to have been signed by ITV bosses hoping to bring & # 39; glamor & # 39; in the show
Hope: bosses allegedly insist that Libby Clegg, who suffers from Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy, & # 39; to victory & # 39; could skate
Coming series: Magician Ben Hanlin reportedly can't wait to bring & # 39; some magic to the show & # 39;
The signing of Perri, 23, H and Lisa comes one day after Lucrezia Millarini was confirmed as the fourth celebrity to participate in the upcoming series.
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.
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.
Get involved: Lucrezia Millarini has been confirmed as the fourth celebrity to participate in the upcoming Dancing on Ice series
Exciting: the Irish football player Kevin Kilbane has been confirmed as the third star at Dancing On Ice 2020
And on Wednesday morning, former Everton star Kilbane, 42, appeared on Talksport Radio to announce his involvement, and admitted that he participated in the skating competition as a & # 39; total beginner & # 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.
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.
Reveal: It is after Love Island star Maura Higgins was the first famous contestant to be confirmed for next year's series
Confirmed: Comedian Michael Barrymore will come to her and reveal that he is excited to go out on the ice
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.
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
Fashion: Maura put on a large white coat and a faux fur hat when she first appeared in the snow globe
Michael said: & # 39; I am pleased to say that I will join the Dancing on Ice line-up for 2020 & # 39;
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