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Dancing On Ice 2023: Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson signs up for hit ITV show


Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson has become the fourth celebrity confirmed for the new series of Dancing on Ice, set to air on ITV in January 2023.

Revealing the news on his YouTube channel, Nile said: ‘I’m going to be on ITV’s Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing.

 ‘I’ve certainly not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.’

Exciting times! Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson has become the fourth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice, set to air on ITV in January 2023

Exciting times! Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson has become the fourth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice, set to air on ITV in January 2023

On what he hopes to bring to the ice, Nile said: ‘My biggest goal on the show is to do something that no-one has ever done before!’

Eleven celebrities will embark on the ultimate challenge as they take to the ice each week, skating live in a bid to impress both the panel and viewers at home.

Nile joins a stellar line-up of stars including football legend John Fashanu, actress and DJ Patsy Palmer and Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu,

Agility: Nile is the Rio 2016 Olympic high bar bronze medallist (pictured at Rio Olympics Games, Brazil 2016)

Agility: Nile is the Rio 2016 Olympic high bar bronze medallist (pictured at Rio Olympics Games, Brazil 2016)

Ekin-Su confirmed she’d signed up for the skating show after her boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti said he turned down an offer to join.

Speaking on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, the reality star, 28, revealed she will be joining the cast of the upcoming series, saying: ‘I’ve got some amazing news to tell you, I’m going to be doing this year’s Dancing on Ice!

‘I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’

Dancing On Ice 2023: Michelle will join Love Island favourite Ekin-Su Culculoglu, who was confirmed to be taking party in the ITV show this week

Dancing On Ice 2023: Love Island’s Ekin-Su Culculoglu was confirmed as the third contestant on Wednesday after her boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti ‘turned down an offer for the show’ 

It comes after her boyfriend Davide, 27, claimed he turned down an offer to join the skating show because he didn’t have the time to commit to it all.

He said: ‘I have so much going on and I can’t commit to something every day and when I do something I want to do it properly.

‘Right now I just can’t focus on something like that, for the moment anyway, but in the future maybe I will.’

Skating: The Love Island winner, 28, will be joining the cast after but Davide claimed he turned down an offer to join Dancing On Ice because he didn't have the time to commit to the show

Skating: The Love Island winner, 28, will be joining the cast after but Davide claimed he turned down an offer to join Dancing On Ice because he didn’t have the time to commit to the show

Ekin-Su has already released her first range with Oh Polly while Davide has launched his own collection with BoohooMAN. 

The couple will also return to screens on their brand new ITV series, called Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings.

They will be seen embarking on two trips to their hometowns in Italy and Turkey. 

Exciting times: The couple will also return to screens on their brand new ITV series, called Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings

Exciting times: The couple will also return to screens on their brand new ITV series, called Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings

The two-part series will follow the lovebirds as they head to Davide’s hometown of Frosinone to meet his family, before heading off to Istanbul in Turkey for her boyfriend to meet her acting colleagues and family in Odemis. 

Two celebrities have so far been confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing On Ice, set to air on ITV in January 2023. 

On Tuesday, it was revealed that John Fashanu would be joining the cast, after Patsy Palmer confirmed her participation.

John, 60, said: ‘I’m so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to people that I’m very competitive – I am definitely in it to win it.

Wow! Football legend John Fashanu has become the second celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice, set to air on ITV in 2023

Wow! Football legend John Fashanu has become the second celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice, set to air on ITV in 2023

‘And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge!’ 

Eleven celebrities will embark on the ultimate challenge as they take to the ice each week, skating live in a bid to impress both the panel and viewers at home.

It comes after Patsy appeared on This Morning from her home in Los Angeles home on Monday to confirm her participation.

The EastEnders icon, 50, said: ‘I can’t believe I’m the first one. This was the one I really had to think about, I wanted to challenge myself, get out of my comfort zone.’

Ready: The 60-year-old said: 'I'm so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don't think it'll come as a surprise to people that I'm very competitive - I am definitely in it to win it' (pictured centre in 1990)

Ready: The 60-year-old said: ‘I’m so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to people that I’m very competitive – I am definitely in it to win it’ (pictured centre in 1990)

Exciting: It comes after Patsy Palmer appeared on This Morning from her home in Los Angeles home on Monday to confirm her participation

Exciting: It comes after Patsy Palmer appeared on This Morning from her home in Los Angeles home on Monday to confirm her participation

‘I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. This is for all the 50 year olds. I’m actually quite scared now.’

‘Even my daughter doesn’t know, she’s been travelling.’

Patsy said she will return to the UK for the show but will do much of her training in Malibu. 

She said: ‘I am coming back, but I’ll be training in Los Angeles, which is fantastic.

‘I’m not competitive but this time I’m gonna say let’s try and win it. I’m gonna focus on the training and use meditation, and this will really put it to the test for me.’

Revelation: She said: 'I've turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. This is for all the 50 year olds'

Revelation: She said: ‘I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. This is for all the 50 year olds’

Close: Patsy lives in Malibu with husband Richard Merkell and their three children, Fenton, 22, Emilia, 20, and Bertie, 10, after relocating to the United States in 2014

Close: Patsy lives in Malibu with husband Richard Merkell and their three children, Fenton, 22, Emilia, 20, and Bertie, 10, after relocating to the United States in 2014

Talking about her experience, she said: ‘The experience ice skating I’ve had is that I would go with my friends as kids, as one of the first things we were allowed to do without our parents. We used to skate around fast and crash into the walls.

‘It would be really nice to skate to songs I love, but a lot are very upbeat and I don’t want to create a challenge for myself.’

Patsy lives in Malibu with husband Richard Merkell and their three children, Fenton, 22, Emilia, 20, and Bertie, 10, after relocating to the United States in 2014.

She is also a parent to actor Charley Palmer Rothwell, 30 – her UK based son with former partner Alfie Rothwell.

DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

PATSY PALMER 

AGE: 50

PROFESSION: Actress and DJ

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. ‘

EKIN-SU CULCULOGLU

AGE: 28

PROFESSION: Love Island star 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I’ve got some amazing news to tell you. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’

 

 JOHN FASHANU 

AGE: 60

PROFESSION: Former footballer and pundit 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I am definitely in it to win it.And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge!’

 

 

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