It’s finally back! After months of waiting – and fears that it wouldn’t happen at all – Dancing on Ice returns to our screens this week.
Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will be on hand to judge their performances as they take to the ice.
There are a few changes in store too, with viewers set to enjoy a twist to the familiar format.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is taking part in Dancing on Ice this year?
2021 is set to be a really strong year for the show, welcoming one of the most star-studded line-ups to date.
Musician and presenter Myleene Klass is dancing with professional Lukasz Różycki, actor Joe-Warren Plant is paired with Vanessa Bauer, singer and presenter Denise Van Outen is with Matt Evers. TV personality Rebekah Vardy teams up with Andy Buchanan, with the pair having already experienced an accident during rehearsals.
Elsewhere, actress Faye Brookes is dancing with Hamish Gaman, Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay teams up with Angela Egan and actor and singer Jason Donovan is with Alexandra Schauman.
Olympians Graham Bell and Colin Jackson CBE are dancing with Yebin Mok and Klabera Komini respectively, while musician Lady Leshurr is with Brendyn Hatfield and comedian Rufus Hound is paired with Robin Johnstone.
What’s different about Dancing On Ice this year?
As well as plenty of changes behind the scenes to remain covid-secure, there are a few differences in the format on Dancing on Ice this year.
As ever, six celebrities will take part in the first show of the series, followed by the remaining six the week after. The couples at the bottom of their respective leaderboards after both weeks will take part in a Skate Off, looking to avoid being voted off.
However, this year, judges will now have the power to award their newly created Golden Ticket. During the first two weeks, one couple per week will receive a ticket and be saved from the vote, ensuring they progress to the next round.
After the third week, which is Musicals Week, all of the remaining skaters will be performing for their survival in the competition.
When is Dancing on Ice on TV?
The current series of Dancing on Ice begins at 6pm on Sunday January 17 on ITV.
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