It has been revealed that a staggering 80 celebrities auditioned for the brand new series, which launches in January.
After a 4-year hiatus, Dancing On Ice is finally returning to our screens, with a brand new bunch of celebrity contestants braving the ice.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are back to present the new series, and they’ve revealed that they were heavily involved in picking the celebrities.
“Holly and I did, not ‘I don’t want them, I don’t want them’ but when we had our initial meeting we said ‘how about, and we love, and wouldn’t it be funny if…’ and then they came back and said ‘well they can’t do it, they can do it, what do you think of this…’,” Philip revealed.
They both then revealed that 80 celebrities wanted to take part in the new series, and that they all had to turn up and audition too.
Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on January 7, with Brooke Vincent, Cheryl Baker, Kem Cetinay, Candice Brown, Max Evans, Alex Beresford, Anthony Cotton, Donna Air, Perri Shakes-Drayton and Jake Quickenden all taking part.
However, the show has already lost one of its celebrity contestants after ex-England Cricketer Monty broke his ankle during training.
He has been replaced by singer Lemar, with ITV saying at the time: “Owing to an injury sustained in training, Monty has had to withdraw from the competition.”