Billie Faiers is CONFIRMED as the 11th Dancing On Ice 2021 contestant

Billie Faiers has confirmed that she is the 11th contestant appearing on Dancing On Ice in 2021. 

The former TOWIE star, 30, took to Instagram on Friday to share a picture of white ice skates and admitted she is 'nervous but so excited'.

In a heartfelt statement, Billie sweetly insisted that she is going to give the ITV dating series 'my all' and make her family proud.

Confirmed! Billie Faiers has confirmed that she is the 11th contestant appearing on Dancing On Ice in 2021

Confirmed! Billie Faiers has confirmed that she is the 11th contestant appearing on Dancing On Ice in 2021

The star also admitted that she has no dance or ice skating experience so it will be her 'biggest challenge' yet.  

Billie penned: 'I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part in @dancingonice ❄️⛸ I still can’t believe I am actually doing it !! 

'I am soooo nervous but so excited ... This will honestly be one of my biggest challenges yet !! I have zero ice skating or dance experience. 

'But I’m going to give it my all and make my family and most of all Nelly and Arthur proud ❤️ Wish me luck ☺️⛸❤️ #dancingonice.' 

It comes after musician Lady Leshurr is the tenth star confirmed to be appearing in Dancing on Ice 2021.

The star, 30, joined Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Wednesday's KISS Radio breakfast show to announce the news, and admitted she's already 'petrified' of taking to the rink. 

Lady joins a slew of stars including Rebekah Vardy, Jason Donovan, Myleene Klass and Denise Van Outen who will take to the ice when the ITV show returns to screens next year.

Superstar: It comes after musician Lady Leshurr is the tenth star confirmed to be appearing in Dancing on Ice 2021

Superstar: It comes after musician Lady Leshurr is the tenth star confirmed to be appearing in Dancing on Ice 2021

Rapper Leshurr - real name Melesha Katrina O'Garro - said: 'Oh my gosh I don't what I've got myself in for but everyone knows me to be that person to just throw myself in at the deep end and I just wing it a lot of the time

'I'm petrified, (but) I've always wanted to ice skate so what's better than doing it in front of millions of people. I'm looking forward to having a new skill, (skating) backwards and just showing off in front of my friends.'

Asked whether she had ever skated before, she told Jordan and Perri: 'I think once or twice when I was younger and even then I was petrified like I literally would sit and watch everyone else go because I would always think about the worst scenario, falling and someone running over my fingers and things like that BUT I can dance!'

Fears: The star joined Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Wednesday's KISS Radio breakfast show to announce the news, and admitted she's already 'petrified' of taking to the rink

Fears: The star joined Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Wednesday's KISS Radio breakfast show to announce the news, and admitted she's already 'petrified' of taking to the rink

Leshurr also revealed that she had to keep the news a secret from her family, saying: 'I kept it quiet, you see with me I like to always surprise, especially my family, I like to always surprise them. 

'I'll be like ''Yeah turn it onto channel, whatever'', and they'll be like ''Oh my gosh!'', that's what I love to do so I always keep the secrets just in case I blow it.'

She was also quick to ask former contestant Perri for advice, after he finished runner-up last year with pro Vanessa Bauer. 

He simply said: 'Whenever you can just get on the ice.'

Superstar: It comes just a day after Rebekah Vardy was confirmed to be appearing in the star-studded lineup on Tuesday

Superstar: It comes just a day after Rebekah Vardy was confirmed to be appearing in the star-studded lineup on Tuesday

Leshurr is most well-known for her Queen's Speech series of freestyles raps, with the fourth becoming the most popular in 2016.

Alongside performing with Olly Murs on The X Factor in 2018, she also competed on Celebrity Masterchef earlier this year.

It comes just a day after Rebekah Vardy was confirmed to be appearing in the star-studded lineup on Tuesday. 

The WAG gushed that she was 'so ready' for the glam squad as she prepares to take to the rink next year, but her husband Jamie is hoping she doesn't 'fall over.' 

Rebekah said: 'I'm so ready for the sequins and the full glam squad. After months of lockdown it'll be nice to get the glam on.'

Speaking about the news on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain in the midst of the daily school Rebekah revealed she'd learned to skate from a young age.

She said: 'I just think I want everyone to laugh at me really! 

'My dad taught me how to stand up on a pair of skates when I was about 7 years old, we used to go skating a lot when my mum and dad split up, we would go with him to the local ice rink. 

'I'm really excited actually. The only time I've been ice skating since is when we take our kids to the rink.'

Taking to the rink: The WAG gushed that she was 'so ready' for the glam squad as she prepares to take to the rink next year, but her husband Jamie is hoping she doesn't 'fall over'

Taking to the rink: The WAG gushed that she was 'so ready' for the glam squad as she prepares to take to the rink next year, but her husband Jamie is hoping she doesn't 'fall over'

Rink ready: Rebekah added that she decided to sign up for the show as she wanted 'everyone to laugh at her,' and revealed she is due to start training 'in a couple of weeks'

Rink ready: Rebekah added that she decided to sign up for the show as she wanted 'everyone to laugh at her,' and revealed she is due to start training 'in a couple of weeks'

Asked whether Jamie is excited to see her take to the rink - she added: 'He says he hopes I don't fall over too much so I hope I don't fall over too much!'

Rebekah added that she decided to sign up for the show as she wanted 'everyone to laugh at her,' and revealed she is due to start training 'in a couple of weeks.' 

She said: 'I'm really looking forward to getting my teeth into that and get going with it. I'm going to give 100 per cent effort throughout. And I hopefully won't knock my Shergar teeth out.'

Drama: Rebekah also addressed her looming High Court battle with Coleen Rooney, telling Piers and Susanne she's determined to clear her name

Drama: Rebekah also addressed her looming High Court battle with Coleen Rooney, telling Piers and Susanne she's determined to clear her name

Explosive: Rebekah is set to head-to-head with Coleen Rooney in their looming High Court battle, after being accused of selling stories about her

Explosive: Rebekah is set to head-to-head with Coleen Rooney in their looming High Court battle, after being accused of selling stories about her

Determined: 'Look, we tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn't work. I understand people think it's ridiculous, but what was I meant to do? I need to clear my name'

Determined: 'Look, we tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn't work. I understand people think it's ridiculous, but what was I meant to do? I need to clear my name'

Rebekah also addressed her looming High Court battle with Coleen Rooney, telling Piers and Susanna she's determined to clear her name.

She said: 'Look, we tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn't work. I understand people think it's ridiculous, but what was I meant to do? I need to clear my name. 

'I want to clear my name. I will do whatever that takes. I hope it's going to be resolved soon. It's just one of the things that has to go through the process unfortunately now.

'I found it really tough. But to be fair Piers, in comparison to what some people have gone through with COVID and things like that, it's incomparable.'

Hard: She added: 'I found it really tough. But to be fair Piers, in comparison to what some people have gone through with COVID and things like that, it's incomparable'

Family: As Rebekah Vardy announced her Dancing On Ice news, her WAG war rival Coleen Rooney made sure to put her mark on social media with a family photo

Family: As Rebekah Vardy announced her Dancing On Ice news, her WAG war rival Coleen Rooney made sure to put her mark on social media with a family photo

Star-studded: Rebekah is the ninth celebrity confirmed for the Dancing on Ice lineup, with the new series set to begin early next year

Star-studded: Rebekah is the ninth celebrity confirmed for the Dancing on Ice lineup, with the new series set to begin early next year

The news comes as Rebekah is set to head-to-head with Coleen Rooney, after sources claimed their High Court battle is due to begin in a matter of weeks.

According to The Mirror, Coleen, 38, and Rebekah, 38, will face off in November – one year after the former accused the latter of leaking stories about her to the press. 

Rebekah, wife of footballer Jamie Vardy, is seeking substantial damages in the subsequent libel trial, as she claims to have suffered 'severe and extreme hostility and abuse' in the fallout after the claims were published on Instagram. 

Coleen's very public feud began when she accused Rebekah of leaking stories to the press last year, a claim Rebekah vehemently denies. 

It has since been claimed that Coleen wants to undertake 'forensic analysis' of Rebekah's electronics to look for evidence, according to a report from The Sun.

The full statement: The very public feud began when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking stories to the press last year, a claim Rebekah vehemently denies

The full statement: The very public feud began when Coleen accused Rebekah of leaking stories to the press last year, a claim Rebekah vehemently denies

A source speaking to the publication claimed: 'Coleen met with her lawyers and they've told her they need to continue putting together more evidence.

'She needs to prove that Becky was directly responsible for the leaks or, at the very least, that the information came from her social media account.  

'Coleen is adamant she is right, but in a legal setting the evidence she has may not be enough to cross the threshold.'

It comes after British Olympians Colin Jackson and Graham Bell both confirmed they're set to compete on the upcoming series next year.

Former sprint and hurdling athlete Colin, 53, and veteran skiing ace Graham, 54, announced the news during a joint appearance on BBC Breakfast on Saturday. 

Talking to hosts John Kay and Sally Nugent, five time Olympic skier Graham said: 'Ice doesn't scare me, it's the dancing, whereas I know you can dance, Colin.'

Heading for the ice: British Olympian Colin Jackson has confirmed he's set to compete on the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice next year

Great sport: He will be joined by pal and fellow sportsman Graham Bell

Heading for the ice: (L-R) British Olympians Colin Jackson and Graham Bell have confirmed they're set to compete on the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice next year

He admitted the extent of his dancing experience was confined to 'dancing on tables, wearing ski boots in après ski. It's not graceful and elegant!'

Graham joked that Colin might be so competitive, saying: 'Colin's probably called up Katrina Witt and flown her over from Germany and hired her as a private coach!'

The two sportsmen know each other well, with Graham telling the hosts: 'Colin is an excellent pupil because I actually coached him on Ski Sunday in 2007 and he's one of the trainees that takes on information so well.'

Athlete: Welsh-born Colin is a decorated former sprint and hurdling athlete. Pictured in 1997

Athlete: Welsh-born Colin is a decorated former sprint and hurdling athlete. Pictured in 1997

Whilst he no doubt believes Colin to be a big contender, the seasoned skier did admit that the 'transferable skills of edge control, balance' in his sport would be useful on the ice.

For his part, Colin said of preparations: 'The first thing for us all is to get used to our boots. I don't know if you've tried ice skating boots but they are pretty tight so we've got to get our feet in there and start getting used to balancing on them.

'We won't get onto the ice fully until the middle of October.'

Veteran Olympian: Graham competed for Great Britain throughout the 1980s and '90s at five winter Olympics. Pictured in 2008

Veteran Olympian: Graham competed for Great Britain throughout the 1980s and '90s at five winter Olympics. Pictured in 2008

He added: 'I can do a little bit of skating. I think with sport in itself you've certainly got a bit of balance and that will be transferable in this circumstance. How much dancing we'll do, who knows? We'll see how the choreography goes.'

The star went on to say: 'I'm going to try and that's the most important thing. You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I'm looking forward to it.'

Presenter Sally Nugent asked the two who they thought might be strong competition in the 2021 line up that she said 'has got to be one of the best in recent times'.

Graham responded that 'Jason Donovan is obviously a big performer' and Colin added: 'Denise Van Outen can dance, she's obviously been in musicals.' 

Make way: On Friday, Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay was confirmed as the sixth celebrity to take part in the forthcoming series of Dancing on Ice

Make way: On Friday, Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay was confirmed as the sixth celebrity to take part in the forthcoming series of Dancing on Ice

Their announcement comes one day after Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay was confirmed as the sixth celebrity to take part in the forthcoming series. 

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