Rebekah Vardy and Billie Faiers for Dancing on Ice
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 December 2020
Rebekah Vardy and Billie Faiers have signed up for 'Dancing on Ice' and will be paired with Andy Buchanan and Mark Hanretty, respectively, for 2021's figure skating competition
The 'Dancing on Ice' line-up has been revealed with Rebekah Vardy and Billie Faiers among the contestants.
The 38-year-old model and 'The Mummy Diaries' star have been paired with Andy Buchanan and Mark Hanretty, respectively, for 2021's figure skating competition.
They will join fellow contestants Lady Leshur, Sonny Jay, Jason Donovan, Faye Brooks, Denise Van Outen, Joe Warren-Plant, Myleene Klass, Rufus Hound, Colin Jackson, and Graham Bell.
Also returning to the ice will be pro skaters Yebin Mok, Klabera Komini, Robin Johnstone, Lukasz Rozycki, Vanessa Bauer, Matt Evers, Hamish Gaman, Alexandra Schauman, Angela Egan, and Brendyn Hatfield.
Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will return to judge the celebrities on their dance moves, while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return for their hosting duties on January 17th.
Meanwhile, Jayne and Christopher are to feature in a new documentary, ‘Dancing on Thin Ice with Torvill & Dean’.
The pair will travel to Alaska in the upcoming special to make their dream of skating outdoors a reality, but they will also see the effects of climate change first hand.
Jayne said: “I’ve always dreamed of being out in nature, skating outside and this was the most perfect opportunity to achieve that, whilst also seeing the reality of climate change with our own eyes.”
Ever since they were younger, the skaters have dreamed of performing on a frozen mountain lake instead of an artificial ice rink, and now the pair are able to fulfil their lifelong wish. However, it is not as easy as it seems because climate change has melted the ice, so Torvill and Dean must travel across Alaska to find the perfect spot to perform.
Christopher admitted the effects of global warming are “truly devastating”, but he hopes the documentary will encourage people to take care of the planet.
He added: “This is an extraordinary chance for us to skate out in the open with no constraints or the barriers of a rink. To discover how quickly the ice is disappearing is truly devastating. We hope it will be a reminder not to take our precious planet for granted.”