Dancing on Ice professionals announced – with fan favourite Sylvain Longchambon ‘demoted’


The Dancing on Ice 2020 professional skaters have been announced – and there have been some major changes.

The ITV skating show is shaking up the roster of pros for the new series, who will be partnered up with this year’s cast of celebs.

Series stalwart Matt Evers, who has appeared in every series of the show since it launched in 2006, is coming back once again.

But fan favourite Sylvain Longchambon has seemingly been ‘demoted’ because he won’t have a partner for the first time.

Sylvain, who met his wife – Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon – on the show, will only “appear in select group numbers”.

Sylvain Longchambon will not be getting a partner this year

Sylvain is married to Samia – best known for playing Corrie’s Maria

There are lots of familiar faces returning to the ice for the brand new series in January 2020.

Last years champion Alexandra Schauman, who soared to victory alongside James Jordan, will be going for the crown again.

Her husband, Lukasz Rozycki, is also returning, while fellow married couple Alexander Demetriou and Carlotta Edwards are back on the ice.

Matt Evers has been in every series since the start

Gemma Collins was with Matt Evers last year

2018 winner Vanessa Bauer, who skated to victory with Jake Quickenden, is heading back to the ice rink.

Series favourites Brianne Delcourt, Mark Hanretty, Hamish Gaman and Alex Murphy will all be joining the pro line-up in 2020.

There are a few new additions to the professional team, including Tom Naylor, who is a Doctor and Orthopaedic Surgeon.

James Jordan and Alexandra Schauman during their winning Bolero routine

Disney on Ice performer Brendyn Hatfield will feature, while his wife Jessica Hatfield is joining as a reserve skater.

Sylvain Longchambon and Patti Quinn do not have celebrity partners but will appear in select group numbers.

The pairings of all the celebrity and professional skaters will be confirmed in due course.

The celebrities this year include Love Island’s Maura Higgins, Ian ‘H from Steps’ Watkins, cheeky chappy Joe Swash and presenter Michael Barrymore.

The Dancing on Ice class of 2020

Each couple will be seen on the ice for the first time in a festive special, Dancing on Ice at Christmas, in a one off extravaganza .

There will be a show stopping performance from Olympic champions and ice legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

There will also be sensational routines from some of Dancing on Ice’s most popular alumni, including Ray Quinn and Jake Quickenden.

*Dancing On Ice starts early next year on ITV


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