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Dancing On Ice 2022: Who is Mark Hanretty and who is he partnered with this year?

Mark made his debut as a pro in 2011 (ITV)

Dancing On Ice professional Mark Hanretty has been on the hit show since 2011 – but who is he partnered with this year?

He has had multiple appearances during his time on the popular programme, which is presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

But who else has he been partnered with?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Who is Mark Hanretty?

Libby Clegg and Mark came in third place in 2020 (Picture: ITV)

The pro skater was born in Glasgow and following years of training, he went on to represent the UK alongside partner Christina Chitwood.

The duo won a bronze medal at the British Championships in 2008, then again in 2010.

Mark’s debut on the hit show was in 2011, where he was partnered up with Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha, but unfortunately, the pair were eliminated in week one.

In 2012, he skated with British broadcaster Rosemary Conley and became the sixth celebrity to be voted off the show.

A year later Mark was back with former Labour politician Oona King but suffered a nasty fall that dislocated his shoulder, which was popped back into place backstage.

Following the accident, he left the show and didn’t return until 2017 with model Donna Air. The pair made it all the way to week seven.

In 2020, Mark was paired with Paralympic MBE Libby Clegg, who was the first blind contestant to take part in the show.

Last year, the professional skater hit the ice with TV personality Saira Khan but missed out on the coveted trophy.

Let’s hope this year will be the year.

Mark is married to skating coach Kathy. The teacher is mother to his two children, Lukasz and Liola.

Who is Mark Hanretty partnered with this year?

Mark is currently partnered with Kimberly Wyatt, a singer best known for being a member of the pop girl group, The Pussycat Dolls.

The pop star made her Dancing On Ice debut last Sunday to Pink’s What About Us, and judges Oti Mabuse, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean praised her flexibility.

Speaking to The Sun, the performer teased a signature move she would love to include in her upcoming routine.

‘Michael Jackson has the moonwalk, but in Pussycat Dolls I created the standing oversplit and now it’s become a language among dancers around the world.

‘So many girls do it, boys do it and always tag me and it’s a thing.

Dancing On Ice airs on Sunday at 6:30pm on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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