Dancing On Ice 2022 stars pose in skates for official pictures ahead of show

Dancing On Ice 2022 stars have glammed up to pose for official pictures as they count down the days until the show starts on 16 January.

Hosted by This Morning duo Holly Willoughby, 40, and Phillip Schofield, 59, 12 contestants will be competing against each other to impress judges Ashley Banjo, 33, Jayne Torvill, 64, Christopher Dean, 63, and Oti Mabuse, 31, on the ice.

This year fans will be delighted to see the likes of Love Island favourite Liberty Poole, 22, Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt, 39, Ex-Strictly dancer Brendan Cole, 45, Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, and former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens, 43.

Joining alongside them in the line-up are Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, 58, Paralympian Stef Reid, 37, Rugby star Ben Foden, 36, Paul Gascoigne's son, dancer Regan Gascoigne, 25, presenter Ria Hebden, 39, BMX Olympic silver medalist Kye Whyte, 22, and The Vamps' star Connor Ball, 25.

Teasing the return of the long-awaited show is none other than ITV's Ria, who looks completely in her element as she dons a shimmering rose gold top with flared sleeves alongside a matching fur mini skirt.

Ria told OK! in an exclusive interview that she finds the programme "magical" but is fully aware of the dangers around it.

The star, who is paired with pro skater Łukasz Różycki, 42, she explained: "Of course there’s an element of danger, but I’m prepared for that and I’m not afraid, because in life you have to try to challenge yourself."

New Zealand ballroom dancer Brendan, who previously took part in Strictly Come Dancing, keeps a cool stature in his official snaps as he places his hands in the pockets of his shiny grey suit.

While it's clear he's ready to take on the challenge, Brendan was recently rushed to hospital while training with his partner Vanessa Bauer, 25.

Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “I was taken to hospital and ended up with a concussion. When I realised what had happened, I was horrified."

He continued: "The moment you switch off, you make silly mistakes. It has been a great learning curve.".

Pussycat Dolls' legend Kimberly opted for a more dramatic pose as she pushes her leg back and to hold the edge of her skate over her shoulder.

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Looking gorgeous, the blonde beauty, who is partnered with Mark Hanretty, 36, wears a sequinned blue outfit that sports a plunging neckline.

Kimberly recently spoke to OK! about how she made the decision to sign up for the show as she admitted it wasn't easy to make after a "tough" lockdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Despite this, she's ready to perform on the ice as "every opportunity I get to perform as a dancer could be the last".

Former professional footballer Paul, 54, is beaming with pride as his son Regan is taking on the challenge of DOI this year, too.

Looking in his element, Regan, who will be dancing with pro Karina Manta, 25, dons a shiny purple suit with a floral shirt.

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Corrie's favourite Sally, who is set to dance with Matt Evers, 45, looks in form as she dons a pale purple top with gold detailing alongside a fury mini skirt, matching Ria's.

Everyone's favourite Islander Liberty is sure to rock the ice as she's set to perform with 27 year old Joe Johnson.

Looking stunning in an all silver outfit, the blonde beauty appears to flash a wide smile in preparation for her time in the rink.

It seems she's already developed a strong bond with her skating partner too, as she told OK!: "He is just the biggest ball of energy and now he’s like a brother to me."

S Club 7's Rachel, who is set to perform with Brendyn Hatfield, 34, stuns in a cream outfit that features a mini skirt in her official snaps.

Rachel could be expecting great things to come of her partnership with Brendyn as he reached the semi-finals of DOI 2021 with Lady Leshurr.

English rugby union player Ben, who is teamed up with Robin Johnstone, kept it very casual for his official snap as he dons a pair of jeans alongside a black and white shirt and a gold jacket for the photos.

Stef, who is set to dance with Andy Buchanan, stuns in a full gold outfit for the professional shots as she prepares to take on the ice next week.

Connor, who will be dancing with Alexandra Shauman, 41, looks sharp in his snaps as he wears a cream floral shirt with a pair of burn orange shiny trousers.

Kye looks great in some jeans and a mauve shirt alongside a pale pink jacket as she holds onto skating partner Tippy Packard, 32.

While Bez, who is paired with last year's winning skater Angela Egan, 34, looks sharp in a green tartan suit.

Dancing On Ice returns to screens on 16 January 2022 at 6.30pm on ITV.

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