She is gearing up to compete on Dancing On Ice, which will start on January 17th. And Myleene Klass has revealed how grateful she is to be able to
She is gearing up to compete on Dancing On Ice, which will start on January 17th.
And Myleene Klass has revealed how grateful she is to be able to take part in the show on Thursday after the nation was plunged into its third lockdown.
The presenter, 42, took to the ice rink with her skate partner Lukasz Rozycki where she detailed the safety precautions the DOI team have done to ensure the show will go ahead.
‘Feeling supremely grateful’: Myleene Klass has revealed how grateful she is to be able to take part on Dancing On Ice after the nation was plunged into its third lockdown
Myleene wrote: ‘Feeling supremely grateful to everyone that has kept this show going. The crew, the show, the ice rinks.
‘I’m no longer scared of falling or failing on the ice, I’m just grateful and lucky to be doing it all.
‘If I fall flat on my face, a***e or both, it’s a miracle to be on the ice full stop so thank you for the people keeping it going, so that I might do so!
‘This show has had the least rehearsal/ teaching time in its history which is a testament to everyone still making it happen.’
Practice: The presenter, 42, took to the ice rink with her skate partner Lukasz Rozycki where she detailed the safety precautions the DOI team have done to ensure the show will go ahead
‘I’m like Elsa’: Myleene wrote: ‘Feeling supremely grateful to everyone that has kept this show going. The crew, the show, the ice rinks’
‘Seriously incredible what everyone has done, make up teams, costume fittings from afar, film crews, logisitics drivers, production, pro skaters living apart from everyone, health and safety.’
ITV reassured fans on Wednesday that the show will be back as planned to provide some entertainment during the latest lockdown, however a few new precautions will be in place including perspex dividers between the judges and no audience.
The news comes amid claims the celebs and their professional skating partners were concerned about coronavirus hitting the show and it being cancelled.
Confirming the return of the hit series, ITV tweeted: ‘Confirmed: Dancing on Ice returns Sunday 17 January at 6pm on ITV.
‘Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert Ice Panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.’
Honest: ‘I’m no longer scared of falling or failing on the ice, I’m just grateful and lucky to be doing it all’
Amazed: ‘This show has had the least rehearsal/ teaching time in its history which is a testament to everyone still making it happen.’
The show’s airing date of January 17 had previously been revealed just before Christmas and ahead of the latest lot of restrictions for the pandemic.
Stars attempting to impress with their new-found skating abilities include, Billie Faiers, Denise Van Outen, Sonny Jay and Jason Donovan.
In an attempt to keep things as safe as possible, ITV confirmed to MailOnline that they will place perplex dividers between the judges and also go without an audience at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire.
Although not having members of the public to cheer them on, the star’s fellow contestants will sit spaced out in the audience to watch the show.
While a source told The Sun: ‘ITV showed they could do it with I’m A Celebrity and now they’re doing it again with Dancing On Ice.
‘They’ve made big changes to the studio, including the judging panel and audience, and hope this, as well as their daily vigilance, will be enough to keep it on air.’
Confirmation of the show’s return also comes after a source claimed that although the series will be returning, things might not be as smooth as usual in the buildup
The celebrity cast and professional skaters are also reportedly concerned that COVID-19 could interfere with filming and cause the show to be cancelled.
They’re back! Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will once again return to present the show (pictured during the 2020 series)
Dancing On Ice 2021: Who are the celebrities?
Profession: Musician and radio host
Myleene says: ‘My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!’
Profession: Actor and singer, best know for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Jason says: ‘To be able to learn a skill and spend some time focused is quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys.’
Profession: Actress best known for her role as Kate Connor in Coronation Street
Faye says: ‘I’m so excited! The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’
Profession: Former sprint and hurdling athlete, who has since carved out a career as a TV personality
Colin says: ‘You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I’m looking forward to it.’
Profession: TV personality
Rebekah says: ‘I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into that. I’m going to give my 100% effort for it all.’
Rufus says: ‘I’m doing it for the money. I don’t know if you’ve heard but about six months ago this global pandemic hit and made just about everything I’ve ever done to earn a pound note disappear!’
DENISE VAN OUTEN
Profession: Performer and presenter, best known for The Big Breakfast
Denise says: ‘I’m really excited. Finally, I get to tell people. I’ve kept this a secret from most of my friends and family. Betsy [her daughter] doesn’t even know….’
Profession: Singer and radio presenter, best known for his daily Breakfast Show on Capital Radio
Sonny says: ‘I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day!’
Profession: Actor best known for his role as Jacob Gallagher in Emmerdale
Joe-Warren says: ‘I’m super excited. I’m glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training…’
Profession: Former Olympic skier, who is also a TV presenter, adventurer and journalist
Graham says: ‘Ice doesn’t scare me, it’s the dancing… [My experience was confined to] ‘dancing on tables, wearing ski boots in après ski. It’s not graceful and elegant!’
Lady says: ‘I’m petrified, (but) I’ve always wanted to ice skate so what’s better than doing it in front of millions of people.’
Profession: Television personality
Billie says: ‘I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part. I still can’t believe I am actually doing it!!’