Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson announced as fourth Dancing On Ice 2023 contestant
Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson has been announced as the latest celebrity to be taking part in this year's Dancing on Ice.
The 26 year old took to his YouTube channel to announce the news as he said he is "so excited" to be taking part in the next series, which will be on our screens in January of next year.
He said: "I'm going to be on ITV's Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing. I've certainly not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.”
On what he hopes to bring to the ice, Nile said: “My biggest goal on the show is to do something that no-one has ever done before!”
He joins a stellar line-up for the show this year, which includes Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, plus football legend John Fashanu and former EastEnders actress Pasty Palmer on the hit ITV skating show.
As Nile announced the news on his YouTube channel, he said: "This is a really cool thing.
"Obviously I've not done much television…certainly not done much ice skating," before the video cut to some hilarious clips of him struggling to keep his balance whilst practicing on the ice.
The third celebrity to be announced for the show was Love Island 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 28.
The news was announced on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain during Richard Arnold's segment.
After the presenter dropped several clues, Ekin-Su then appeared during a VT as she announced: "Hi Good Morning Britain, it’s Ekin-Su here today.
"I’ve got some amazing news to tell you. I will be doing this year’s Dancing On Ice! I’m so excited for the team and can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate.
"Stay tuned and see you on the ice!"
Dancing On Ice returns to ITV and ITVX in 2023 where fans of the show will get to see eleven celebrities learn new skills on the ice as they battle it out to impress both the panel and viewers at home.
When John Fashanu, 60, was announced, he said: "I'm so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice!
"I don't think it'll come as a surprise to people that I'm very competitive – I am definitely in it to win it."
"And this may be one of the scariest things I've ever signed up for but I couldn't be more ready for the challenge!"
Former Eastenders actress Patsy Palmer, 50, who now lives in LA, said: "Out of all the things that came through this was the one I had to really think about."
She added: "Obviously I want to challenge myself, get back to work, get out of my comfort zone and I just thought I'll go for it.
"It seems a lot of fun and I do like ice skating though I'm not an ice skater."
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