Dancing On Ice’s pairings often cause a lot of heat in the frost, as the celebrities get very close to their professional mentors.
Though there isn’t a Dancing On Ice ‘curse,’ like the one that plagues the Strictly Come Dancing pairings, it can get pretty saucy as they are enduring injuries, daring with lifts and trying their best to win the glitterball.
But the pairs having the right chemistry is vital to mean they win, such as for Jake Quickenden when he took the crown last year with Vanessa Bauer.
The most recent pairings to be announced are those of Love Island’s Wes Nelson, who is paired up with the reigning champion Vanessa Bauer, while Melody Thornton, former Pussycat Dolls member, will skate with Alexander Demetriou.
Before these two, we heard that Corrie star Jane Danson has been paired with her mate Samia Longchambon’s husband, Sylvain, while The GC herself will be taken on by Matt Evers.
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James Jordan will be paired up with Alexandra Shauman, who danced with Ray Quinn on the Dancing on Ice tour, and X Factor finalist Saara Aalto will dance with Hamish Gaman.
Cricketer Ryan sidebottom will be paired up with Brandee Malto, while Mark Little, of Neighbours fame, will performe with Brianne Delcourt, who finished fifth with Alex Beresford last year.
The newest celebrities to get their partners are former EastEnders Richard Blackwood and Brian McFadden.
Dancing on Ice contestants 2018
Richard will dance with new pro Carlotta Edwards, while Brian will perform alongside Alex Murphy, who was placed fourth as she skated with Kem Cetinay in the most recent competition.
Here are all the partners, as they have been announced.
Jane Danson and Sylvain Longchambon
Saara Aalto and Hamish Gaman
Gemma Collins and Matt Evers
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Ryan Sidebottom and Brandee Malto
James Jordan and Alexandra Schauman
Mark Little and Brianne Delcourt
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Richard Blackwood and Carlotta Edwards
Brian McFadden and Alex Murphy
Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer
Melody Thornton and Alexander Demetriou
The show will continue to be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, after she returns from her Australian jaunt in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
*Dancing On Ice continues on Sundays at 6pm on ITV
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