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Dancing on Ice hopefuls don sequins

This year's 16 Dancing On Ice celebrity contestants have donned their sequins ahead of the first show.

The nervous line-up will be whittled down to just 12 competitors in two special programmes before the competition proper kicks off.

Posing in their skating outfits are Chloe Madeley, daughter of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, presenter Angela Rippon, and actress Nadia Sawalha.

Former pop star Kerry Katona has also been in training for the programme along with Coronation Street actor Steven Arnold, rapper Vanilla Ice and presenter Jeff Brazier.

Neighbours star Craig McLachlan, Radio 1 presenter Dave Vitty, actress Denise Welch, cricketer Dominic Cork, model Elen Rives, Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, Victoria Cross hero Johnson Beharry, presenter Laura Hamilton and actor Sam Attwater will also be hoping to make it past the two knock-out rounds, which are in the hands of the viewers.

This series, judge Karen Barber will be head coach, leaving Spice Girl Emma Bunton, choreographer Jason Gardiner and former figure skater Robin Cousins on the panel. Nicky Slater will not be replaced.

ITV's Dancing On Ice, featuring Torvill and Dean, starts on January 9 at 6.30pm.

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