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Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor is the first contestant CONFIRMED for Dancing On Ice 2022

‘I’m so scared!’ Corrie’s Sally Dynevor is the first contestant CONFIRMED for Dancing On Ice 2022 as Bridgerton star’s mum is unveiled on the line-up while judge John Barrowman is AXED


Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor is the first celebrity to be confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022.

It was announced on Monday’s Lorraine that Sally, 58, would be swapping the Corrie cobbles for the ice rink, with the Sally Webster actress admitting: ‘I’m so scared!’

Sally, who is the mother of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor, added: ‘Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?!’

The news comes as it was announced that John Barrowman has been axed as judge on the show – five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other shows in historic incidents. 

Exciting: Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, 58, is the first celebrity to be confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022

Exciting: Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, 58, is the first celebrity to be confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2022

Asked if she’s skated before, Sally said: ‘No never! I went with Hattie [her daughter] when she was little and I had a penguin and then thought this is too hard so I’ll go and get a coffee!’

She went on to say: ‘This is a massive challenge, Lorraine. It really, really is. I’m not getting any younger, I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get so that when I’m old I can say you know what? I gave it a go.’

Returning to ITV in the New Year, twelve celebrities will skate live weekly with their professional partners in a bid to impress both the panel and the viewers.

Also on Monday, reports suggested that Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, would also appear on the show, with a source telling The Sun: ‘He’s always up for a challenge and is already in training on the ice.’ 

No turning back: Sally, who is the mother of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor (pictured) added: 'Now everyone knows I'm doing it I can't back out can I?!'

No turning back: Sally, who is the mother of Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor (pictured) added: ‘Now everyone knows I’m doing it I can’t back out can I?!’

Bez’s representatives declined to comment when approached by MailOnline. 

It comes after John Barrowman has been axed from Dancing On Ice – five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other shows in historic incidents.

The entertainer, 54, who joined the show last year and appeared in two seasons, previously admitted to ‘tomfoolery’ on the sets of Doctor Who, where he began playing Captain Jack Harkness in 2005 and spin-off series Torchwood a year later.

A source told The Sun: ‘This will be devastating for him. Clearly ITV feel it’s not a good look to have someone like John centre-stage on a family­-friendly show.’

Contestant number two? Also on Monday, reports suggested that Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, would also appear on the show

Contestant number two? Also on Monday, reports suggested that Happy Mondays star Bez, 57, would also appear on the show

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline John will not return to the dancing show but will be seen on the channel again when he returns to host All Star Musicals.

Representatives for the channel said: ‘We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing on Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials.’

John’s team said: ‘John is thrilled to be returning to work for ITV as host on the new All Star Musicals,’ but declined to comment on his departure from the skating show.

No charges were brought against the media personality after allegations about him exposing himself on the set of Doctor Who were revealed in May.

John said his behaviour on set was to ‘defuse awkwardness’ whenever he was filming a sex scene in Torchwood but later conceded the act was ‘juvenile’. 

Axe: John Barrowman has been axed from Dancing On Ice - five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other shows in historic incidents (pictured in January 2021)

Axe: John Barrowman has been axed from Dancing On Ice – five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other shows in historic incidents (pictured in January 2021)

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