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Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay is the SIXTH celebrity to be confirmed for Dancing On Ice

Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay has been confirmed as the sixth celebrity to take part in the forthcoming series of Dancing on Ice. 

Sonny broke the news to listeners on Friday morning while presenting  his daily breakfast show that he hosts alongside Roman Kemp and Sian Welby. 

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He is the latest skater to be confirmed and will join the previously announced Myleene Klass, Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brookes and Jason Donovan on the show when it launches in January.  

Make way: Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay has been confirmed as the sixth celebrity to take part in the forthcoming series of Dancing on Ice

Sonny teased his co-hosts during the show with clues including scarves, face glitter and playing the This Morning theme tune hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also present Dancing On Ice – before finally making the announcement. 

He said: ‘I’m going to be doing Dancing on Ice! I’m so excited, I don’t know how I kept it a secret.’ 

With training set to begin in October, he added: ‘We were talking about it.. we’ve been talking about Denise Van Outen and Jason Donovan. Move them aside, Sonny’s gonna win this!’ 

With Roman Pointing out that he might take a tumble or two on the ice, Sonny admitted he was keen to avoid making a fool of himself in front of the viewing public. 

He said: ‘I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day’

From the cobbles to the ice rink! Coronation Street star Faye Brookes has been confirmed as the fourth Dancing On Ice contestant

... while Jason Donovan revealed he is the fifth contestant to take part in the show during an appearance on Thursday's edition of This Morning

Get your skates on! Coronation Street star Faye Brookes (L) and former Neighbours star Jason Donovan (R) have been confirmed as the fourth and fifth Dancing On Ice contestants

The announcement comes after Coronation Street star Faye Brookes and former Neighbours star Jason Donovan  were confirmed as the fourth and fifth Dancing On Ice contestants on Thursday.  

Faye, 33, confirmed her involvement in the show during Thursday’s edition of Lorraine, while Jason, 52, revealed he was taking part while appearing on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.   

Looking ahead to the show, Faye said: ‘I’m so excited! We had to review the basic, we were filmed too. 

‘The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’  

The official Dancing On Ice Instagram also confirmed the news and added a statement from the actress, which said: ‘I’m a trained dancer, but attempting to put something I already know very well on skates is quite scary!’ 

During her interview with Lorraine Kelly, Faye also admitted that she already has a ‘little’ experience as her father used to play ice hockey.

She confessed: ‘I have a little, I might be Bambi but my dad used to play ice hockey so we did that often. There were no official lessons but we had fun as a weekend activity.’

Announcement! The actress, 33, who left the cobbles in 2019, now joins Denise Van Outen, Myleene Klass and Joe-Warren Plant as competitors on the ice rink

Announcement! The actress, 33, who left the cobbles in 2019, now joins Denise Van Outen, Myleene Klass and Joe-Warren Plant as competitors on the ice rink

Her role: Faye left Coronation Street in 2019 after four years of playing Kate Connor on the cobbles (pictured in soap still)

Her role: Faye left Coronation Street in 2019 after four years of playing Kate Connor on the cobbles (pictured in soap still) 

Discussing how the show will be filmed with current guidelines amid the coronavirus crisis, Faye explained: ‘They are taking all the precautions, we’re just going to have to be safe and careful. 

‘I’m going to be in a bubble with my pro partner who I still don’t know. It’s nerve-wracking but still so excited. We need to make sure we’ll be keeping everyone safe.’

Faye, who was previously engaged to Gareth Gates, sweetly gushed that she has loved having her personal trainer boyfriend, Joe Davis, by her side during training.

The soap star’s ex Gareth, 36, appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2008 where he finished in fourth place with professional skater Maria Filippov. He also appeared on the 2014 show and finished in seventh place with Brianne Delcourt. 

Exciting: Appearing on Thursday's episode of Lorraine to announce the news, Faye said: 'I'm so excited! We had to review the basic, we were filmed too.'

Exciting: Appearing on Thursday’s episode of Lorraine to announce the news, Faye said: ‘I’m so excited! We had to review the basic, we were filmed too.’ 

She added: 'The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!'

She added: ‘The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’

Exciting: Faye appeared in high spirits as she left Barrys Boot Camp in Manchester following her announcement

Exciting: Faye appeared in high spirits as she left Barrys Boot Camp in Manchester following her announcement

Stylish: The actress cut a sporty figure in shiny black leggings but added a boost to her height with suede ankle boots

Busy day: She tottered down the street after her workout

Stylish: The actress cut a sporty figure in shiny black leggings but added a boost to her height with suede ankle boots

Casually-clad: She teamed the look with a ribbed jumper and gilet

Casually-clad: She teamed the look with a ribbed jumper and gilet 

Thrilled: Faye looked raring to go after announcing she was joining the line-up

Thrilled: Faye looked raring to go after announcing she was joining the line-up

She said: ‘Ice skating is an Olympic sport, but I’m up for the challenge. Having Joe by my side training has just been the cherry on the cake.’

Faye also revealed that she will be asking for advice from former Coronation Street co-star Brooke Vincent who appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2018.

She joked: ‘As soon as this interview is over I can contact them but I’ve obviously had to keep this to myself. It’s the biggest secret I’ve kept in my life! 

‘I saw Brooke yesterday and I was desperate to tell her but I thought one more day and I’ll be able to. She’ll be my first text message after I’ve finished this interview.’ 

Experience: During her interview with Lorraine Kelly, Faye also admitted that she already has a 'little' experience as her father used to play ice hockey

Experience: During her interview with Lorraine Kelly, Faye also admitted that she already has a ‘little’ experience as her father used to play ice hockey

Pals: Faye also revealed that she will be asking for advice from former Coronation Street co-star Brooke Vincent who appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2018

Pals: Faye also revealed that she will be asking for advice from former Coronation Street co-star Brooke Vincent who appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2018 

Faye left Coronation Street in 2019 after four years of playing Kate Connor on the cobbles. 

Discussing whether she would return, the soap star admitted: ‘It’s been a year since I’ve left Corrie. 

‘I would love to go back and loved my time there, they’ll be very shocked by the news but now we can celebrate and look forward to creating something magical.’ 

Opening up: Jason - who previously took part in Strictly Come Dancing - admitted he is well aware the ice is "not that forgiving" as he discussed his own involvement in the show

Opening up: Jason – who previously took part in Strictly Come Dancing – admitted he is well aware the ice is “not that forgiving” as he discussed his own involvement in the show

Meanwhile Neighbours star Jason – who previously took part in Strictly Come Dancing – admitted he is well aware the ice is “not that forgiving”. 

Speaking to Dancing on Ice co-hosts Phil and Holly on This Morning, he said: ‘I think it’s a little bit different than Strictly because that’s really defined by the moves that you do. 

‘Skating is very much the flow and the rhythm of being on the ice. Let’s be honest, ice is not that forgiving, and I am 52. I know I look pretty good for it, but that could all change.’ 

Let's talk: The Australian star spoke to Dancing on Ice co-hosts Phil and Holly on Thursday's edition of This Morning

Let’s talk: The Australian star spoke to Dancing on Ice co-hosts Phil and Holly on Thursday’s edition of This Morning

When Phil joked that Jason would’ve been “unlikely to smash [his] teeth in” on Strictly like he possibly could on Dancing on Ice, the actor said: ‘Thanks for that, Phil. That’s a load of encouragement for me.’

He added: ‘I’ve done a little bit of skating in my youth in Australia, surprisingly, in the heat of an Australian summer. I’ve surfed, I’ve skied a lot. I guess you bring a little bit of that sort of confidence. 

‘Doing that in front of five, six, or seven million people is probably a little bit of a difference. To be able to learn a skill and spend some time focused is quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys.’

So far, other stars confirmed for the show include Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen and Myleene Klass. 

Sweet: Faye, who was previously engaged to Gareth Gates, sweetly gushed that she has loved having her personal trainer boyfriend, Joe Davis (pictured), by her side during training

Sweet: Faye, who was previously engaged to Gareth Gates, sweetly gushed that she has loved having her personal trainer boyfriend, Joe Davis (pictured), by her side during training

Twice on the ice! The soap star's ex Gareth, 36, appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2008 where he finished in fourth place with professional skater Maria Filippov. He also appeared on the 2014 show and finished in seventh place with Brianne Delcourt (pictured)

Twice on the ice! The soap star’s ex Gareth, 36, appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2008 where he finished in fourth place with professional skater Maria Filippov. He also appeared on the 2014 show and finished in seventh place with Brianne Delcourt (pictured) 

The Loose Women panellists revealed that Denise, 46, would be appearing on Dancing On Ice on Wednesday’s show. 

However panellist Linda, 62, sadly pipped her to the post by confirming that she is headed to the ice before the big reveal. 

By means of hinting, the Loose Women panel opened an array of envelopes including a picture pf Denise Welch, a transit van, and a breakfast fry up – to mark her time on The Big Breakfast – but Linda accidentally barked: ‘Van Outen!’

Despite the gaffe, Denise spoke on the show about her new role and her daughter Betsy, 10, saying: ‘I’m really excited. Finally, I get to tell people. I’ve kept this a secret from most of my friends and family. Betsy doesn’t even know….

Yay! The Loose Women panellists revealed that Denise, 46, would be appearing on Dancing On Ice on Wednesday's show

Yay! The Loose Women panellists revealed that Denise, 46, would be appearing on Dancing On Ice on Wednesday’s show

‘She’s at school, so she’s going to find out this afternoon when I pick her up from school.. She will be so excited. She loves the show and we watch it every year…

‘Literally, I cannot stand up on ice. Every time I’ve taken Betsy around on a rink I’ve been the one on the penguin.’ 

Last month, it was reported that Denise has signed up to the upcoming series as a contestant in a staggering £40,000 deal. 

Elsewhere, Dancing On Ice hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield announced on Tuesday’s This Morning that Joe-Warren would be a contestant and teased that they already knew who his partner will be.   

The actor, who plays Jacob Gallagher on the soap, said he was ‘excited’ about the prospect of appearing on the show, as he revealed his character will be taking a six month break from the ITV soap.

Revealed! Joe Warren-Plant has been confirmed as the second star to sign up to the next series of Dancing On Ice, which will take place in the new year

Revealed! Joe Warren-Plant has been confirmed as the second star to sign up to the next series of Dancing On Ice, which will take place in the new year

Denise and Joe-Warren, who has been dating model girlfriend Nicole Hadlow since 2017, joins the previously announced Myleene Klass.

All twelve will skate in the hopes of mastering the ice when the competition commences in the new year.

Phillip and Holly will once again return to present the show and the expert panel of Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles as judges.

So far, Faye  tops the betting with the bookies at 5/2, while Denise Van Outen is just behind at 5/1.

Joe-Warren Plant is fancied at 6/1 with Myleene Klass currently chalked up at 8/1, according to Ladbrokes.

Line-up: Myleene Klass was confirmed as the first celebrity set to take part on the show

Line-up: Myleene Klass was confirmed as the first celebrity set to take part on the show

Dancing On Ice 2021: Who are the celebrities?

 

 MYLEENE KLASS 

 

Age: 42 

Profession: Musician and radio host 

Myleene says: ‘My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!’ 

JASON DONOVAN

Age: 52

Profession: Actor and singer, best know for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours 

Jason says: ‘To be able to learn a skill and spend some time focused is quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys.’

FAYE BROOKES 

 

Age: 33

Profession: Actress best known for her role as Kate Connor in Coronation Street

Faye says: ‘I’m so excited! The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’

DENISE VAN OUTEN  

 

Age: 46 

Profession: Performer and presenter, best known for The Big Breakfast  

Denise says: ‘I’m really excited. Finally, I get to tell people. I’ve kept this a secret from most of my friends and family. Betsy [her daughter] doesn’t even know….’

JOE-WARREN PLANT 

 

Age: 18

Profession: Actor best known for his role as Jacob Gallagher in Emmerdale 

Joe-Warren says: ‘I’m super excited. I’m glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training…’   

 

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