Dancing On Ice's fearful stars

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Laura Hamilton

Dancing On Ice star Laura Hamilton

The stars of this year's 'Dancing On Ice' are nervous they won't make it past the first week of the competition, as changes to the ITV1 show's format mean just 12 of the 16 contestants will be voted through to the second week of the series.

Dancing On Ice's stars are nervous they won't make it past the first week of the competition.

Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean - who act as mentors on the ITV1 show - explained changes to the format of the series mean only 12 of the 16 contestants will be voted through to the second week by the public.

Speaking about the changes, Jane said: "We are down to three judges this year so that will make things slightly different and we are starting with 16 celebrities! The first show will have eight of them, and the second show will be eight of them and only six will go through from each of those shows."

Chris added: "There is a fear to some degree, but we think we have an educated audience that maybe some of our lesser known celebrities that might be good ... we may lose them. We have a lot of celebrities that are nervous and excited at the same time!"

Meanwhile, the former Olympic champion ice skaters admitted children's TV presenter Laura Hamilton has already taken "a chunk out of her leg" during the training stages of the show.

Jane added to 'This Morning': "We've had no tears and meltdowns yet and they are all different levels ... and they are all doing their best. Although Laura Hamilton fell over and took a chunk out of her leg."

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