Angela Rippon to compete on Dancing On Ice

Angela Rippon

Angela Rippon

Former 'Dancing On Ice' judge Angela Rippon is controversially returning to the hit ITV show as a contestant in a move which is likely to annoy fans.

Former 'Dancing On Ice' guest judge Angela Rippon is returning to the show - as a contestant.

The 66-year-old star - who had a stint on the ice panel last year while Robin Cousins was working at the Winter Olympics - has signed up for the new series of the celebrity skating contest, though people are already objecting to her inclusion, arguing she has an unfair advantage over the other contestants.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "This is like judge Dannii Minogue competing on 'The X Factor' or Arlene Phillips on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. She's got an unfair advantage."

Celebrities who are so far believed to have been signed up for the new show - which returns to screens on January 9 - include 90s hip hop star Vanilla Ice, ex-Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona, 'Loose Women' host Denise Welch and wine expert Jilly Goolden.

Other stars who have been rumoured to be taking part include 'Hollyoaks' actress Jennifer Metcalfe, former Steps singer Faye Tozer, rugby legend Brian Moore, and TV personality Jeff Brazier.


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