Friday 14 December 2018

Donna Air hopes to get ‘firm bottom’ during Dancing On Ice stint

Three more celebrities will be announced in the coming days.

Donna Air
Donna Air

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Donna Air has said she has “terrible” posture and needs to work on it before she puts her skates on for the new series of Dancing On Ice.

The TV personality and actress, the ninth celebrity to be confirmed for the revamped ITV series, also said she hopes to gain a “firm bottom” while training for the show.

Air, 38, follows in the footsteps of previously announced contestants, including Corrie’s Brooke Vincent, former Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker, Bake Off’s Candice Brown and cricketer Monty Panesar.

Air, 38, told ITV’s Loose Women while making the announcement: “It is absolutely terrifying. It’s exciting though, it’s looking like it’s going to be a great series. It’s really difficult.

“Apparently my posture’s terrible so I’ve got to work on that. I need to build more core strength.”

She said: “I’ll hopefully end up with a nice firm bottom at the end of it otherwise I’ll be livid. I want a six pack.”

Air also said her daughter is concerned about being embarrassed by her.

“My daughter’s like ‘oh no, mum you’re going to be so embarrassing’,” she said.

Other celebrities are Good Morning Britain’s weather forecaster Alex Beresford, Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, rugby player Max Evans and singer and reality TV star Jake Quickenden.

The show returns to ITV in the New Year after being off-air for a few years.

A total of 12 celebrities will be skating to impress Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Jason Gardiner and one remaining judge, yet to be announced.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return as hosts.

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