Thursday 21 June 2018

The forecast is bright: Weatherman Alex Beresford joining Dancing On Ice

Previously confirmed contestants include Corrie’s Brooke Vincent and former Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker.

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Weather forecaster Alex Beresford is relieved it is no longer a secret – he is joining Dancing On Ice.

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

The news was confirmed after Beresford presented a weather segment on Good Morning Britain, where he is a familiar face, from the Natural History Museum’s ice rink.

“I literally started training on Tuesday so I’m at the beginning of my journey,” he said.

“I’m actually finding out who my partner is after this show so I’m really excited. I’ve wanted to do this show for ages. It’s been the biggest secret I’ve ever kept.”

Other celebrities are Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, rugby player Max Evans and singer and reality TV star Jake Quickenden.

The show returns to ITV, after a break from the screen, in the New Year.

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 to host the show.

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