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Dancing on Ice contestants 2022: All the stars taking part in this year’s series

The first of the 2022 Dancing On Ice contestants have skated and already we’re obsessed with the ITV skating show.

The first live show – hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield – took place last night (January 16).

So who’s already skated, who’s coming next, which pros are back – and who’s already tipped to win.

Read on for all you need to know, including who’s confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022…

Dancing on Ice skaters – and three new pros – confirmed

Three new pro dancers have joined this year’s show.

Figure skaters Morgan Swales, Tippy Packard and Colin Grafton have joined the line-up.

Meanwhile, old favourites Matt Evers, Alexandra Schauman and husband Łukasz Różycki, Mark Hanretty, Vanessa Bauer and reigning champion pro Angela Egan return.

Andy Buchanan and wife Robin Johnstone, Brendyn Hatfield, Karina Manta and Joe Johnson also return to skate another series.

However, one big name has been dropped for the 2022 series.

Pro skater Hamish Gaman, who was partnered with Faye Brooks earlier this year, has been dropped from the line-up.

It came after he had to pull out of the 2021 competition early after tearing a tendon in his hand after pulling up a sock.

The previous year he was partnered with Caprice, with the partnership splitting up and Caprice being re-partnered amid claims she bullied Hamish – something she denied.

Pro skaters Yebin Mok and Klabera Komini have also exited the show.

Dancing On Ice 2022 contestants line-up

Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt is appearing on the 2022 show and skated for the first time on the opening show.

She originally appeared on the Heart FM breakfast show with her bandmate Ashley Roberts to reveal she’d signed up.

Kimberly said: “I have signed up for Dancing on Ice! I’m nervous, that ice is going to hit hard.

She added: “I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!”

As a dancer, and after her first performance, Kimberly could just be the one to watch…

Dancing on Ice contestants 2022: Connor Ball

The Vamps star Connor Ball became the final celebrity to join the skating show line up.

He broke the news on the Capital FM breakfast show to Roman Kemp.

Connor said: “I’m excited obviously but I’m really nervous. I’m quite clumsy, accident prone. Ice is hard!

“It was pretty hard to keep the secret. The rest of the band know. They’re super excited for me.”

Dancing on Ice Contestants 2022: Ria Hebden

Ria Hebden was announced as the 10th addition to the ice.

The entertainment presenter regularly appears on ITV’s Lorraine.

Speaking on the morning programme, Ria shared: “It’ll be fun. This is one of ITV’s most sparkly shows so when they asked me I was like absolutely, we watch it at home.

“It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.”

Sadly Ria landed in the skate off during the launch show – she’ll compete against next week’s lowest placed celebrity for her place in the show.

Furthermore, Olympian Kye Whyte will also be taking to the ice.

Kye won a silver medal in BMX racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games earlier this year.

Speaking on CBBC’s Newsround, the star said: “I think I was the last person to get selected.

“I was told not to tell anyone and I’ve been waiting for the big reveal. My family knows. My dad and brother roller-skate so I think they’re excited.”

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