Sylvain Longchambon signs up to Dancing on Ice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 July 2017
Jorgie Porter and Sylvain Longchambon

Jorgie Porter and Sylvain Longchambon

Sylvain Longchambon has reportedly agreed to return to the revamped version of 'Dancing on Ice' next year

Sylvain Longchambon has reportedly signed up to the revamped 'Dancing on Ice'.

The 37-year-old professional - who has taken part in the competition twice before in 2011 and 2013 - has agreed to join a number of other skilled skaters for the forthcoming series as they attempt to help celebrity hopefuls stay upright in the rink while twisting and turning to music in front of a panel of tough-talking judges.

But the hunk is set to get a special role as bosses are hoping he'll step into Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's coaching shoes now that they've got a seat on the panel.

An insider explained to The Sun Online: "'Dancing on Ice' is going to look quite different when it comes back. Torvill and Dean are going to be on the judging panel so there will need to be a new approach to teaching the celebs to skate.

"Sylvain has been on the show for years and has proved popular with both the fans and the production team so they've asked him to come back.

"Things are still up in the air and a lot of new skaters are being considered and approached, so the line-up of pros could look totally different. But Sylvain will definitely be at least one familiar face when the show comes back early next year. There is also talk of him taking a coaching role with Torvill and Dean moving to the judging panel."

Sylvain first joined the skating show in 2011 when he was partnered up with 'Hollyoaks' star Jennifer Metcalfe and, although they didn't win, they fell in love and began dating.

He was then called back the following year to dance with Heidi Range, but a ligament injury forced to him to pull out and he didn't return until 2013 when he was paired with 'Coronation Street' actress Samia Ghadie, who is now his wife and mother of his child.

He then took part in the all-star special in 2014 alongside Jorgie Porter.

Meanwhile, bosses are still trying to finalise the celebrity line-up but it's believed Katie Price, Brooke Vincent and footballer's wife Alex Gerrard are in the running.

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