Dancing on Ice will be kicking off in the new year on ITV with returning presenter Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. There's no start date as yet but the show is expected to come back in mid-January 2020. Fans of the reality series are already excited as the celebrity line-up is now starting to be revealed with Maura Higgins, Michael Barrymore, Kevin Kilbane, Lucrezia Millarini, H from Steps, Lisa George, Perri Keiely, Libby Clegg MBE, Joe Swash and Ben Hanlin now confirmed. Here’s a look at the line-up for next year’s series of the reality show.
Love Island's Maura Higgins is joining Dancing on Ice 2020 (Image: ITV)
Love Island star Maura Higgins was announced as the first contestant live on This Morning in a questionable reveal.
The 28-year-old reality star and agony aunt earned a place in the nation’s hearts earlier this year after her stint in the Villa.
Speaking about joining, she said: "I've skated once in my life for fun, so I've no experience at all. I'm up for the challenge.
“I’m more excited than scared. I'm competitive so I think that will drive me."
Michael Barrymore is joining Dancing on Ice 2020 (Image: ITV)
Television presenter and comedian Michael Barrymore was also announced on This Morning along with Maura.
The 67-year-old is best known for Strike It Lucky, My Kind of People, My Kind of Music and Kids Say the Funniest Things.
Michael said: "I'm delighted to say that I'll be joining the Dancing on Ice line up for 2020. I'm looking forward to meeting Holly and Phil."
He added to the duo: "I'm very excited...it's performance time!"
Kevin Kilbane is joining Dancing on Ice 2020 (Image: ITV)
Footballer Kevin Kilbane was unveiled on Talksport Radio and admitted he was new to skating amid his trepidation.
The sportsman said: "I am going on as a total novice. I'm starting from scratch here.
Kevin, 42, added: “This is going to be a massive challenge for me. I've been taking it easy for the last few years since I finished (football) so let's just see how this one goes."
Lucrezia Millarini is joining Dancing on Ice 2020 (Image: ITV)
Newsreader Lucrezia Millarini was confirmed on Dancing on Ice’s official Instagram account.
The 43-year-old broadcast said: "I'm super excited to be joining the line up for DOI! I can't wait to get out there on the ice and start training.
“While the news agenda is already pretty busy these days, I know life is about to get a lot busier...with a few bruises along the way!"
H from Steps is joining Dancing on Ice 2020 (Image: ITV)
Pop star H from Steps was unveiled as the fifth contestant joining the line-up during an appearance on