Hollyoaks girls battle it out for Dancing on Ice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 September 2017
Stephanie Waring

Stephanie Waring

Hollyoaks' Stephanie Waring, Sarah Jayne Dunn and Anna Passey are being lined up for the forthcoming series of 'Dancing on Ice'

Hollyoaks' Stephanie Waring, Sarah Jayne Dunn and Anna Passey are reportedly battling it out to secure a spot on the 'Dancing on Ice' line up.

The three actresses are said to be in with the chance of joining the revamped version of the skating show when it returns to screens next year after they took part in the audition rounds recently, but bosses have told them that only one of them will make it.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "'Dancing on Ice' bosses have reached out to nearly 50 celebrities in total about taking part in the new series.

"There's a big pool of talent, but only those who can prove they have the ability to actually tackle some of the harder moves and the training will make it in.

"They really want a glamorous soap star in the show, and three of the 'Hollyoaks' girls are in with a shout but only one of them is going to make it."

Details of the reboot are being kept relatively under wraps for the time being but Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby - who fronted the original show together from 2006 until 2011 - have been confirmed as the hosts, while Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - who coached the competitors on the original - will be head judges this time around.

The legendary skaters will be joined by Jason Gardiner - who was known as "Mr Nasty" for his acid tongue remarks - on the judging panel, but one person will be noticeably missing from the show as Chris' partner Karen Barber hasn't been approached yet.

A source close to Karen said: "Understandably Karen is disappointed to have not received a contract yet - she loves 'Dancing On Ice' and is incredibly excited to see it returning to TV and of course she'd love to be part of it. It's a bit of a kick in the teeth for Karen to see Jason Gardiner invited back and not her."

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