The fifth announced celebrity for Dancing On Ice 2024 is none other than an Olympic icon!
Susanna Reid intimated that they competed in the same series of the BBC competition as her co-host Ed Balls in 2016.
Viewers may have swiftly deduced the identify of the nameless individual after conducting some rapid deducing.
Shortly after, it was confirmed that the much anticipated Greg Rutherford will be joining Amber Davies, Ricky Hatton, Hannah Spearrit, and Claire Sweeney in the roster.
Greg, 36, stated his enthusiasm about competing on GMB, confessing that he’s aiming for the win and disclosing that he intends to perform risky things on the ice with his professional partner.
‘My kids love dancing around so hopefully they are going to enjoy watching me dance with blades on my feet!’ he told Susanna and Ed.
‘I think this is going to be a really different experience but one that will be quite exciting. I like a challenge and I needed a reason to go out and do stuff again and here we are.
‘I want to perform something that’s never been done before, that’s my aim. I’ll go 100,000% on this. I’ll try hard, I’m in no way expecting to be good but I will work as hard as I can.’
Greg, who resigned from professional sports in 2018 due to injuries, claimed that his intense training has already resulted in him losing five kilogrammes.
Several Dancing On Ice fans were overjoyed when Greg was confirmed as joining the show on social media.
‘So excited, adore him! He also did better on Strictly than he let on! That Halloween Rumba was mesmerising! 🥰🥰,’ one person commented on Instagram.
‘Yay! Can’t wait to see this. 🙌🏻 🎉,’ another said.
Greg was paired up with professional dancer Natalie Lowe on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, being the sixth participant to be eliminated from the season.
His best score from the judges was a total of 32 out of a possible 40 for his American Smooth, Viennese Waltz, and Quickstep, clearly demonstrating his strength in the ballroom dances.
Dancing On Ice will return to ITV in 2024.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.