Everyone needs a post-Christmas pick me up to stave off the blues, so the new series of Dancing on Ice is just what the telly doctor ordered.
The show returned in 2018 after a three year hiatus and is back again for a new run of skating fun.
There are twelve celebrities signed up to compete to be the Dancing on Ice champion after putting themselves through weeks of gruelling and potentially bone breaking training. They range from actors to reality stars and a sportsman.
The hosts and judges are all confirmed and raring to go and right from the outset there was a clear favourite.
Here’s all you need to know about Dancing on Ice 2019.
When does Dancing on Ice start?
Holly and Phil hosted in 2018
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The new series officially kicks off on ITV on Sunday 6 January at 6pm and will continue every Sunday after that with updates on This Morning during the week.
For those who miss it, the show will be available on the itvPlayer.
Which celebrities are in the line up?
TOWIE’s Gemma Collins is determined to win
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There’s a star studded cast of stars again this year, ranging from a soap star to reality names and a comedian. They are…
Gemma Collins – TOWIE and reality star
Wes Nelson – appeared in Love Island 2018
Brian McFadden – former Westlife singer and TV presenter
Jane Danson – Coronation Street actress
James Jordan – ex Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer
Melody Thornton – Pusscat Doll singer
Richard Blackwood – ex EastEnders actor and comedian
Mark Little – Neighbours star and comedian
Saira Khan – Loose Women panelist and Apprentice contestant
Ryan Sidebottom – cricketer
Saara Aalto – Finnish singer and X Factor star
Didi ‘Frenchie’ Conn – Grease actress
Who are the pro skaters and their pairings?
Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer – who won last year’s series with Jake Quickenden
Here are this year’s professional skaters and which celebs they are partnered with:
Alexander Demetrio (Melody Thornton)
Brandee Malto (Ryan Sidebottom)
Lukasz Rozycki (Didi Conn)
Alex Murphy (Brian McFadden)
Brianne Delcourt (Mark Little)
Vanessa Bauer (Wes Nelson)
Sylvain Longchambon (Jane Danson)
Hamish Gaman (Saara Aalto)
Matt Evers (Gemma Collins)
Mark Hanretty (Saira Khan)
Carlotta Edwards (Richard Blackw00d)
Alexandra Schauman (James Jordan)
Who are the hosts and judges?
Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
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Dynamic duo Phillips Schofield and Holly Willoughby are returning to take the helm again this year. The This Morning presenters will get to work another day of the week together and get all dressed up in their finery too.
Judges this year are once again ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, who used to coach and train the stars before the show took a break.
Catty Jason Gardiner and his ascerbic wit is also back on the panel, ready to tell the stars exactly where they’ve gone wrong.
Completing the line up is Diversity superstar and all round nice guy Ashley Banjo.
Karen Barber, who famously had an onscreen row with Jason after he said her opinion wasn’t relevant anymore, will be Head Coach to the stars.
Who won the last series?
The 2018 champion Jake Quickenden and pro partner Vanessa Bauer
X Factor singer Jake Quickenden was crowned Dancing on Ice champion of 2018 with his pro skater partner Vanessa Bauer.
The public had the deciding vote and opted for Jake over Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent and Rugby Union player Max Evans.
The judges offered no guidance during the final, which fans of the show weren’t happy about, but Jake was over the moon with the result and collapsed to his knees when it was announced by Holly and Phil.