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Entertainment Dancing on Ice reveals fifth and sixth celebrities for 2020 series

13:25  26 september  2019
13:25  26 september  2019 Source:   goodhousekeeping.com

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Dancing On Ice has confirmed the fifth and sixth celebs taking part in the ITV show hosted by Holly Willoughby (pictured) and Phillip Schofield © Shutterfield Dancing On Ice has confirmed the fifth and sixth celebs taking part in the ITV show hosted by Holly Willoughby (pictured) and Phillip Schofield Dancing on Ice has unveiled its next two celebrities to take to the ice, with Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins the first to join the roster of next year's contestants.

The singer was revealed to be taking part in the ITV dancing series on today's (September 26) Good Morning Britain.

"What am I doing? I have frantically been You Tubing James Jordan and Ray Quinn," H admitted. "I have kids now so it's a skill I can learn and take my kids to the ice.

Ian © Matt Frost - ITV DANCING_ON_ICE_SR12_104.JPG

"It's scary and exciting and now there's no turning back. I know I'm going to be put through my paces and that's the name of the game."

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The star also revealed he has auditioned for the show in the past, adding: "I auditioned for it before – I actually auditioned for it twice before – third time lucky."

a woman posing for a picture: Dancing on Ice reveals fifth and sixth celebrities © ITV Dancing on Ice reveals fifth and sixth celebrities

Later on on Lorraine, Coronation Street's Lisa George - aka Beth Tinker - was revealed as the sixth celebrity for this year.

"I haven't been on the ice for about 40 years," she said. "Yesterday was my first session on the ice. It was good, I really enjoyed it, I did't fall.

"I was a bit scared, I was quite nervous. I can't believe I'm 50 next year and I just thought 'if I don't do this now I'm never going to have the chance to do it again'."

a woman wearing a red dress: DANCING_ON_ICE_SR12_105.JPG © Matt Frost - ITV DANCING_ON_ICE_SR12_105.JPG

H and Lisa join four previously-announced contestants – namely Love Island's Maura Higgins, presenter Michael Barrymore, footballer Kevin Kilbane and news presenter Lucrezia Millarini.

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The 2020 panel will be getting a bit of a change-up, as John Barrowman joins as a judge to replace Jason Gardiner, while regulars Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo are set to return.

Dancing on Ice returns to ITV in 2020.

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Dancing on Ice 2020 announces seventh celebrity to join the line-up .
"It's game face."Perri was announced on Kiss FM Drivetime, and will take part when the dancing competition series returns © Getty Perri Kiely attends the BAFTA Children's awards at The Roundhouse on November 26, 2017 in London, England. to ITV in the new year.

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