As 2020 draws to a close, it’s almost time to turn our attention to next year’s telly – and one of the first shows we’ll be dealing with in 2021 is to return to dance for the 13th series.
Dancing on the Ice 2021 line-up was announced again in October-October, with Jason Donovan, Dennis Van Uten and Mylene Klass among the celebrities to go on ice.
The series is set bigger and better after the coronavirus lockdown period when shooting for multiple shots in ITV.
And ITV has now confirmed that while we can expect to see the return of the new series in the new year, a new teaser trailer gives the first glimpse of the celebrities as they rehearse for the big show.
So when does skating come back? Are Holly Wilboby and Philip Schofield back to perform? And will we see Torville, Dean, Ashley and John on the panel for another year? (We definitely hope so!)
Here’s what you need to know.
When is the dance on the ice?
The start of the 13th series has been confirmed Sunday 17 January 2021, The episode will continue until the winner enters the grand finale on Sunday evening.
Dancing on the ice judges and hosts
This morning Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield are expected to reprise their roles as hosts on the show while Jane Torville and Christopher Dean will return as judges.
John Baromman joins non-fan favorite Ashley Banjo on the final series panel.
Who’s dancing on the 2021 line-up?
12 stars have joined the series, including some very big names!
Participants include actress and TV presenter Dennis Van Uten, singer Mailyn Klaas and the Emmerdale star J-Wren Run Plant, as well as former sprinter Colin Jackson and comedian Rufus Hund.
Coronation star Faye Brooks, former Neighbors actor, Jason Donovan and DJ Sonny Jay will also hope to impress the judges, along with other contestants, including former Olympic skier Graham Bell and TV personality Rebecca Verdi.
Eventually, musician and rapper Lady Leshur and reality TV star Billy Shepherd will also land on the ice.
For more information about the participants, including which professional skaters they have partnered with, check out our dance on the Ice 2021 line-up page.
Dancing on the Ice 2021 trailer
A promo clip released in December 2020 gave fans the first glimpse of a batch of celebs this year, which also confirmed the start of the series. Take a look below:
Who won the dance on Ice 2020?
The 2020 series was won by actor and presenter Sw Swai.
Late in the final Joe and Perry and their respective pro-partners Alex Murphy and Vanessa Bauer land on the ring for one last dance, after Libby Clegg missed the final two. Each couple received full scores from the judges, but ultimately the public vote came from Joe and Alex’s Bolero.
Dancing on Ice will return in 2021. You can also check out what’s else with our TV guide.
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