Brooke Vincent confirmed for Dancing On Ice
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 October 2017
'Coronation Street' actress Brooke Vincent is the first star to be confirmed for the new series of 'Dancing On Ice'
Brooke Vincent is the first celebrity confirmed to be taking part in 'Dancing On Ice'.
The 'Coronation Street' actress - who plays Sophie Webster on the ITV soap - is excited about taking on the "challenge" of the skating show, but rather than setting her sights on winning, she's content to just impress her friends.
She said: "I love a challenge and ice skating, what an amazing skill. I'm more impressed with the fact I can go with the girls and be like, 'I can do this, I can do that', and they'll be holding onto the sides."
The 25-year-old actress has dreamed of appearing on the show - which will return next year after four years off screen - for a long time.
She said: "It's exciting because I've watched it for years and always thought it would be so good one day to do that and dress in those outfits and learn such a massive skill from two of the best, I'm just really excited."
And the brunette beauty is particularly keen to impress returning judge Jason Gardiner, who will sit on the panel alongside skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, as well as Diversity's Ashley Banjo.
She said: "He's the one I'm trying to impress."
Brooke was the first celebrity announced for the show because she admitted she'd struggle to keep it secret for much longer.
Speaking to 'This Morning' presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby - who will also return as hosts of 'Dancing On Ice' - she said: "I'm so bad, it's killed me to keep it a secret."
Brooke's 'Corrie' co-stars Andy Whyment and Samia Longchambon have previously taken part in the show and have already been giving her advice.
She said: "Andy's like, 'Really tiring' and Samia was like 'You'll be fine, you'll get used to it' and they keep telling me to soak my feet, keep my legs bent, it's just a massive thing at the moment."
Training for the show isn't without risk, but the actress is trying not to worry about the possibility of getting injured.
She said: "I've not thought about the injury side of it, which may be a good or bad thing, but if I get injured at least I'll look sparkly on the way to the hospital."