Alex Murphy hosting Celebs Go Skating
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 December 2020
Former 'Dancing On Ice' pro Alex Murphy is set to host new YouTube series 'Celebs Go Skating'
Alex Murphy is hosting new show 'Celebs Go Skating'.
The former 'Dancing On Ice' champion – who was left heartbroken earlier this year when she was dropped just months after winning the ITV competition – has been snapped up to present a new talk show from the rink.
As reported by The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column, the skater will be taking to the ice to interview famous faces on their careers and relationships, including 'Real Housewives of Cheshire' star Tanya Bardsley.
Alex said: "I’ve skated with some tough boys before, Joe Swash, Brian McFadden, Kem Cetiney, but nobody has even taken me down except for Tanya Bardsley.
“She literally climbed on top of me and knocked me down and I fell on top of her.
"Tanya was like Bambi, she had never skated before and was the only interview we had to do sitting down on the side of the rink."
Meanwhile, Alex noted that the unusual environment works well when it comes to encouraging the stars to let their guard down.
She added: “Those celebrities feel so vulnerable on the ice they don’t know what they’re staying, so they told me some really good stuff.”
The new series will launch on YouTube on Boxing Day (26.12.20), just months after her shocking 'Dancing On Ice' departure.
Although she was "devastated at the time", Alex – who will also appear on ITV's 'The Full Monty On Ice' with Ashley Banjo – is happy with the opportunities she's now getting.
She said: “It was the best thing and worst thing to happen to me.
“I was devastated at the time but I do believe everything happens for a reason, I’ve always believed that, so the minute that door closed, others opened.”