Oona King taking part in Dancing on Ice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 November 2012
Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley

Dancing On Ice hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley

Labour peer Baroness Oona King has signed on for the next series of 'Dancing On Ice'

Baroness Oona King is to compete in 'Dancing On Ice'.

The Labour peer - who lost her Bethnal Green seat to former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant George Galloway - has begun training for the celebrity skating contest, which returns to ITV1 in January.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Oona is a lively character and can't wait to take part."

Oona's involvement comes after Conservative MP Nadine Dorries agreed to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' and show bosses are hoping seeing her political rival's treatment on the tough jungle contest won't make her have second thoughts.

The insider added: "She was in the running for it way before it was announced that Nadine Dorries was in 'I'm A Celebrity...'.

"So hopefully she won't change her mind when she sees the reaction the Tory receives."

Oona will find herself competing on the show - which is hosted by Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley - alongside 'Baywatch' actress Pamela Anderson, former rugby player Gareth Thomas and 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Lauren Goodger.

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