Melinda Messenger and former X Factor finalist Ray Quinn
Graeme Le Saux and actor Todd Carty
Roxanne Pallett from Emmerdale, Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe EastEnder Gemma Bissix.
Zoe Salmon and Michael Underwood
Ellery Hanley and actor Jeremy Edwards.
Jessica Taylor from Liberty X and Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave.
Do they pick people who can at least kind of ice skate.. or do they teach them to do it before hand? god im like :O.. at going from not being able to ice skate at all to that.. id be all over the place..!!! skidding along on my bum..!
That seems to be a bit of a sore point this year... the idea is its supposed to be complete novices, yet Jessica someone (from LibertyX) was in a similar type show several years ago. Now hows that fair to people who havent stepped on the ice??
Same as Cheri Lunghi on Strictly this year... an unfair advantage, she trained as a dancer when she was younger
Chris Fountain.. .did someone mention Chris Fountain...lol.... I 'heart' Chris... he was the sole reason I watched it last year... he was amazin... and yeah super confident on the ice... saw the live show at the NIA in Bham... it made me cry it was soooooo fantastic.... the best two by far were Fred and his wife.. is it Mel? I actually had goosebumps all over watchin them two dance... awesome.. .better than Chris & Jane!!
Cant wait for the new series - tho looks like lackin on eye candy for me..lol
Being a hockey skater is a severe disadvantage to ice dancing. I used to figure skate and we used to have a real laugh at the hockey players trying to skate on figure skates! The blades are a totally different shape and the style of skating is so different. I learnt to skate on hockey skates too but it was a hard adjustment