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Dancing On Ice: Date, judges, contestants and how to watch

With the nights drawing in and a chill in the air, Dancing On Ice fans will be preparing to dust off their skates and sequins in preparation for the 16th series of what has become a Sunday evening staple.

The long-running reality show sees 12 celebrities and their professional partners display their best moves, with the added impediment of doing so on ice. 

The line-up is headlined by former boxer Ricky Hatton and he leads the dazzling dozen looking to succeed Series 15 winner Nile Wilson. 

The former gymnast partnered with Olivia Smart as they beat Joey Essex and The Vivienne to ice gold.

Dancing On Ice Date

The official start date for Dancing On Ice is still to be confirmed.

However, it is expected to begin at a similar time to previous years, which have generally premiered in January. 

The 2023 edition started on Sunday 15th January and the series is again likely to conclude in March.

Dancing On Ice Time

With no start date confirmed, the timings for Dancing On Ice are also still to be determined.

However, it traditionally takes place on Sunday evenings, with episodes usually starting between 18:00 and 19:00.

Dancing On Ice Venue

The series will be filmed at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire.

Previously an RAF base, it was first used as a studio by ITV in 2018 and Dancing On Ice has an arena purposely built for the show.

Bovingdon is also used to produce other ITV favourites such as The Wheel, The Masked Singer and is currently being used for the new series of Big Brother.

Dancing On Ice How to Watch

ITV have confirmed that Dancing On Ice will be shown on both ITV1 and ITVX.

Dancing On Ice Judges

Diversity star Ashley Banjo, who has been part of the panel since the show returned in 2018, has been confirmed as continuing as a judge.

He will again be joined by former Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse, who first appeared in 2022.

They will work alongside Britain's most iconic ice dancing duo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, who won gold together at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo in 1984.

Torvill and Dean, who have appeared on every episode of the show, will also likely act as mentors to the competitors alongside their judging duties.

Dancing On Ice Competitors

The line-up for the 16th series of Dancing On Ice was announced in October 2023 and features a host of famous faces from the worlds of radio, television, sport and stand-up.

Boxing fans will be able to cheer on former two-weight world champion Hatton, although the Manchester vote might be split, with Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas also involved.

Fellow soap stars Emerdale's Roxy Shahidi and Eastenders' Ricky Norwood are also in the line-up, as is former Brookside and occasional Corrie actress Claire Sweeney.

Love Island winner and West End performer Amber Davies could be one to watch out for, while former S Club 7 singer Hannah Spearritt is another who is sure to have some excellent moves.

Radio 1 presenter Adele Roberts will be looking to show she can move to the groove as well as she can play them, while Made in Chelsea's Miles Nazaire is one to watch after previously appearing on Flirty Dancing.

Comedian Lou Sanders will be hoping that the joke is not on her when she takes to the ice, although as a keen roller-skater she might be one to watch.

Former Olympians Greg Rutherford and Michael' Eddie the Eagle' Edwards will both be excited to show they retain their competitive edge by taking the arena by storm.

Dancing On Ice Favourite and Odds

The betting is still to begin for Dancing On Ice, but actresses Shahidi and Spearritt are likely to be towards the top of the market.

Sweeney could also be a star, after revealing that she regularly goes skating with her family, but it might be tougher for Hatton, who has admitted to not being "much of a skater or a dancer".

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