Wayne Bridge and Denise van Outen among stars who 'try out for Dancing on Ice'
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 July 2020
Wayne Bridge, Dr. Alex George, Denise van Outen, Vicki Michelle, Denise Lewis, Mark Foster, Fallon Sherrock, and Luke Trotman are among the stars who have tried out for next year's 'Dancing on Ice'
Wayne Bridge, Dr. Alex George, and Denise van Outen are among the stars who have tried out for next year's 'Dancing on Ice'.
The trio, along with the likes of actress Vicki Michelle, 69, Olympians Denise Lewis, 47, and Mark Foster, 50, darts star Fallon Sherrock, 26, and former 'Love Island' star Luke Trotman, 23, were spotted arriving for the ice skating show's auditions over the weekend at the Slough Ice Arena.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Everyone was in high spirits and excited to be working again.
"Places on a primetime show are lucrative and contestants get a huge career boost by taking part.
"There are likely to be other auditions for celebrities based in more remote areas, and even abroad."
There are 12 spots up for grabs for next year's series – which is expected to be back in January, with training set to begin in the autumn – but 17 hopefuls showed up.
Others who are keen to land a place on the programme included 'Ru Paul's Drag Race' star Baga Chipz, 30, TOWIE's Billie Faiers, 30, Made In Chelsea's Olivia Bentley, 24, and former 'The Bill' star Lisa Maxwell, 56.
Comedian Rufus Hound, 41, singers Toyah Wilcox, 62, and Antony Costa, 39, vlogger LadBaby, 33, and Tattoo Fixers' Stephen 'Sketch' Porter also tried out for the show.
Former 'EastEnders' star Joe Swash and pro skater Alex Murphy triumphed on this year's series, but last month Alex revealed she had been dropped from next year's show.
She wrote on Instagram: "It is with a heavy heart that I release the following statement:
"For the last three years, Dancing On ice has not only been my job, but also what I considered to be my family.
"I am broken hearted to announced that I have recently been informed that I will not be re-contracted for Dancing On Ice 2021 series.
"This decision has come as a huge shock to me. I absolutely love the show and had hoped to go back for 2021. I have been left feeling bewildered, lost, and devastated.
"I am so grateful for the three years that I had on this incredible show and I will wholeheartedly miss everyone and everything about it. (sic)"