Denise van Outen signs up for Dancing On Ice
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 August 2020
Denise van Outen has "signed a £40,000 'Dancing On Ice' deal" after impressing show bosses during her audition
Denise van Outen has "signed a £40,000 'Dancing On Ice' deal".
The 46-year-old presenter was one of a number of stars who recently auditioned for the next series of the ice-skating reality TV show and Denise reportedly impressed show bosses so much that they offered her a deal.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "After some top secret negotiations, Denise was offered the chance to take part and she jumped at the chance.
"She's signed a deal worth £40,000. Bosses are thrilled to have her on board. They know she will give it her all in training and be popular with viewers."
Meanwhile, Denise was among a number of stars, including Wayne Bridge, 40, Dr. Alex George, 27, Vicki Michelle, 69, Olympians Denise Lewis, 47, and Mark Foster, 50, darts star Fallon Sherrock, 26, and former 'Love Island' star Luke Trotman, 23, who were spotted arriving for the ice skating show's auditions at the Slough Ice Arena recently.
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.
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 have also tried out for the show.