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Rhea Hebden has been announced as the 10th celebrity to participate in the 2022 series of Dancing on Ice.
The Lorraine presenter, 38, who regularly hosts entertainment segments on daytime shows, said she was approached by the owners after vowing to ‘say yes to things that excite her’ jumped at the chance to participate.
Rhea, who joins stars including Rachel Stevens, Ben Foden and Brendan Cole in this year’s lineup, said she enjoyed skating at the Bradford Ice Rink as a child, but hasn’t gone on the ice in six years.
here she is! Lorraine presenter Rhea Hebden has been announced as the 10th celebrity to participate in the 2022 series Dancing on Ice
Rhea’s involvement was announced during Friday’s Lorraine, with the presenter saying: ‘It will be fun. It’s one of the best shows on ITV, so when they asked me if I’m exactly like that, we watch it at home. It would be great to learn a new scary skill.’
‘You have to say yes to things that excite you, which are a little scary because that’s when growth happens – I’m hoping anyway!’
‘I am going on this journey and hope to inspire mom, dad and everyone to take things forward.’
Hitting the rink: The actress, who regularly hosts entertainment segments on daytime shows, said she jumped at the chance to participate when the owners were approached
Heading to the Ice: Rhea’s participation was announced during Friday’s Lorraine, with presenter saying: ‘It’ll be fun’
any experience? Asked if she had skated before, Rhea said: ‘When I was 10 I went to the Bradford ice rink with my grandmother and grandfather. I skated there
Asked if she had ever skated before, Rhea said: ‘I went with my grandmother and grandfather when I was 10 years old – and Yorkshire people will remember – Bradford Ice Rink. I skated there.
‘If I’m to be honest, the last time I went on the ice was almost six years ago with Noah’ [her son] And I drank more mulled wine than I skated!’
On Thursday, BMX star Kay White became the ninth star to join the lineup at the Olympics.
The 22-year-old silver medalist joked that he was the last celebrity to sign up for the show after its success in Tokyo over the summer.
Taking to the Rink: Olympic BMX Star Kay White Becomes Ninth Star to Join Lineup for Dancing on Ice 2022
CBBC’s newsround Kai said, ‘I feel good. I passed [roller-skated] We will see how it goes when I was younger.’
Asked how long he kept the secret, he said: ‘Only three or four weeks. I think I was the last one to be selected.
‘I wasn’t told not to tell anyone and I’m waiting for the big reveal. My family knows. My dad and my brother roller-skate so I guess they’re excited.’
Last gasp: The silver medalist joked that he was the last celebrity to sign up for the show after his success in Tokyo over the summer
The biker, who won silver for the first time since his BMX debut at the Olympics this year, admitted that he is not worried when the snow falls, and is confident he can win the ITV ice skating series.
He said: ‘When I auditioned I linked it to roller-skating, so I think I did pretty well… I think the thing I’m really confident about is that if I I don’t really care if I fall, I’m quite fearless. I think I can win ‘Dancing on Ice’.
‘I would love to see if I can make it to the final because, as I said, I am very competitive. you know what? I want to finalize.
Coming soon: Earlier this week MailOnline exclusively revealed that former Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole had signed up for the show.
Earlier this week MailOnline exclusively revealed that former Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole had signed up for the show, as he hopes to emulate the success of former champion James Jordan.
A source told MailOnline, ‘Brendan is extremely competitive. He wants to go and win by all means…