71 Degrees North line-up revealed

The '71 Degrees North' line-up has been confirmed, with Lisa Maxwell and Sean Maguire among those taking part

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Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire

'Loose Women' star Lisa Maxwell and former 'EastEnders' actor Sean Maguire are among the celebrities taking part in '71 Degrees North'.

The pair will be joined on the challenge-fuelled trek through the Arctic Circle by other ex-'EastEnders' cast members, Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp and actress Brooke Kinsella - who has most recently been associated with campaigning against knife crime following the murder of her brother - as well as celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke, presenters Rav Wilding and Angellica Bell, TV gardener Charlie Dimmock and actor John Thomson.

Rounding off the 10 is a star who is no stranger to icy conditions - Olympic skeleton competitor Amy Williams.

It had previously been claimed that Martin had been forced to pull out after suffering a back injury and was to be replaced by former footballer John Barnes.

A source said at the time: "Being in South Africa did not put him off. He just said, 'When do you need me?', and the reply was 'now'.

"He jumped on the next flight and landed in Norway this week. Martin had totally crocked himself and was ruled out by the medics. He did something to his back and was crying out in pain. The producers were panicking as they are in the middle of filming."

ITV1 will broadcast the eight-part show - which will be fronted by Paddy McGuinness and Charlotte Jackson - later this year.

Last year's series saw former 'Hollyoaks' star Marcus Patrick crowned winner after facing Gavin Henson and Susie Amy in the final.

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