Second Dancing On Ice 2024 star announced

The second star of Dancing On Ice 2024 has been announced on This Morning today (Wednesday, September 27).

The new season of the hit ITV show is expected to air early next year.

Claire is taking part (Credit: ITV)

Second Dancing On Ice star announced

The second star to be taking part in Dancing On Ice 2024 was announced on This Morning today.

Claire Sweeney is the next star to be taking part in the show when it returns next year.

Speaking to Ben and Holly, the Coronation Street star revealed that she is “excited” and “scared” to be taking to the ice early next year.

“I’m really looking forward to going to an ice rink with my son and actually being able to skate and not have to use the penguins they give you to help you stay upright,” she said.

“I’ve had to wear my boots around the house… I haven’t stepped on the ice yet,” she then added. She also revealed that the only person she’s told about her new gig was her son.

Claire revealed that the ideal song that she wants to skate to is Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Ballas. She later said that she was “stepping into the unknown” performing on DOI, despite her performing past.

I guessed right Gorgeous  @clairesweeney #ThisMorning all the best,” one fan tweeted. 

Ricky Hatton on This Morning
Ricky is taking part in the show (Credit: ITV)

First star of Dancing On Ice 2024 announced!

Yesterday’s edition of This Morning saw the first Dancing On Ice 2024 star get announced. As revealed by Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard, former boxer Ricky Hatton will be taking to the ice early next year!

The ex-boxer, 44, sat down with the duo to discuss his upcoming appearance on the show.

“Hello, Ricky Hatton! I’m so excited to get you on the rink!” Holly said. “I wish I shared your confidence,” Ricky then replied.

Ricky was then asked by Holly and Ben why he wanted to do Dancing On Ice.

“Set new challenges for yourself. It’s well documented that I struggled with retirement when I retired from boxing and I’m doing my little bit now for mental health,” he then said.

“Try and keep yourself busy and feel the hours in your day. When I retired I was sat with nothing to do and my world fell apart,” he then added.

He then said: “If I can hold my nerve in the boxing ring I should be able to hold my nerve in the ice rink.  I like setting new challenges and keeping myself busy.”

Ricky Hatton
Ricky’s set to take to the ice (Credit: ITV)

Fans react to Ricky joining DOI

Fans were delighted to learn that Ricky will be doing Dancing On Ice early next year!

“Our excitement for dancing on ice is so high…wow. Ricky Hatton. Wow. Amazing,” one fan tweeted.

“No way! Our Ricky is on DOI!” another then wrote.

“Can you imagine Ricky Hatton on ice [laughing emoji],” a third then said.

However, some fans weren’t convinced. “Never watched DOI anyway and Ricky being on won’t change that,” one fan then said.

Read more: Real reason for Gogglebox star’s departure revealed as he signs up for Dancing On Ice?

Dancing On Ice will air on ITV1 and ITVX in 2024. 

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