We might be dancing in the ballroom with Strictly until Christmas but we're already thinking of taking to the ice next year.

Dancing On Ice has been confirmed to return in 2022 for a brand new series. 

But the drama off the ice is already beginning as actor John Barrowman was dropped as a judge from the hit ITV show.

An ITV spokesperson confirmed that Barrowman would be leaving the judging panel after two years and that the Torchwood actor would be returning for their All Musical specials.

South Wales Argus: John Barrowman who will no longer feature on Dancing On Ice, ITV has announced. Credit: PAJohn Barrowman who will no longer feature on Dancing On Ice, ITV has announced. Credit: PA

And if you've not your fill of Dancing On Ice gossip, then hold on to your skates.

Here are the celebrities that have already been confirmed to star in the 2022 run .

Meet the 2022 Dancing On Ice contestants

Sally Dynevor

South Wales Argus: Actress Sally Dynevor. Credit: ITVActress Sally Dynevor. Credit: ITV

Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor is the first celebrity contestant confimed to be taking part in Dancing on Ice 2022.

You might recognise the 58-year-old actress for her iconic role as Sally Webster in the ITV soap.

Dynevor appeared on ITV's Lorraine to announce the news.

She explained that she decided to enter the competition because she was not getting any younger and wanted to every opportunity coming her way while she could.


South Wales Argus: Bez. Credit: ITVBez. Credit: ITV

The Happy Mondays member, Bez joins Sally Dynevor as the second celebrity to join the Dancing On Ice 2022 line up.

The 57-year-old, famous for his maraca skills, broke the news to This Morning hosts and Dancing On Ice presenter Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Monday's programme.

Bez joked that he was more like "Bambi on Ice" rather than Dancing On Ice at his audition.

He was thrilled that he had been picked and that somebody "must have seen some potential" in him.

Stef Reid

Paralympic medalist Stef Reid became the third contestant to be taking part in Dancing on Ice for 2022.

Reid is most famous for being a track and field athlete who won a bronze medal in the T44 200m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

She went on to claim silver medals at both London and Rio Paralympics in the F44 Long Jump.

The 36-year-old announced her involvement on ITV's Good Morning Britain where she said she was excited to take up a new sport.

Regan Gascoigne

South Wales Argus: Regan Gascoigne. Credit: ITVRegan Gascoigne. Credit: ITV

Singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne has been confirmed as a celebrity contestant on the upcoming series. 

You migh recognise him as the son of former England footballer Paul Gascoigne.

About the annoucement, Regan said: “Obviously I dance and love dancing, but it’s the skill of this… I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!”

Ben Foden

South Wales Argus: Ben Foden. Credit: ITVBen Foden. Credit: ITV

Former England rugby star Foden has also joined the 2022 Dancing On Ice line up.

The 36-year-old used to be married to singer Una Healy, said: “I used to skate a little when I was a kid.

“I’d go to ice discos when I was 15, 16 (years old) and you’d always see these kids that could do pirouettes that had a proper dancing background. I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill.

“I’m quite competitive as well so I like the challenge of competing against others doing something that I’m not necessarily good at!”

Liberty Poole

South Wales Argus: Liberty Poole. Credit: ITVLiberty Poole. Credit: ITV

Love Island star Liberty Poole is the latest to join the 2022 line up of Dancing On Ice.

The 21-year old reality star shot to fame this summer as a contestant on ITV's hit show Love Island when she was coupled up Jake Cornish.

The Islander grew up watching Dancing On Ice and her mum used to be a figure skater.

The full list of celebrities taking part in Dancing On Ice 2022


Dancing On Ice will return to ITV in 2022.