Beth Tweddle joins Dancing on Ice

Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has reportedly signed up for 'Dancing on Ice' as have soap stars Matt Lapinskas and Samia Ghadie.

Beth Tweddle has reportedly signed up for 'Dancing on Ice'.

The Olympic gymnast - who won a bronze medal at London 2012 - has agreed to take part in the ITV1 show, which sees celebrities taught ice skating routines by professionals.

As well as Beth, producers have also signed up former 'EastEnders' star Matt Lapinskas and 'Coronation Street' actress Samia Ghadie, as they think the trio will be huge hit with viewers.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Olympians are competitive people so it was a no-brainer to sign one up.

"Beth has great poise for obvious reasons and was keen to give it a go.

"We've seen her on the ice and she's very good. She'll be a great contender. Matt and Samia will be great too. They're good skaters and our viewers love the soap stars."

Bosses of the show - which returns to TV screens in January - had been keen to sign up an Olympian after the success of Beth's fellow Team GB stars Victoria Pendleton and Louis Smith have had on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.


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