Dancing On Ice champion Jake Quickenden to sing on show’s tour
The star first made his mark on The X Factor.
Dancing On Ice champion Jake Quickenden will be returning to his roots by singing as well as skating on the show’s spin-off tour.
The 29-year-old first made his mark on The X Factor, auditioning in 2012 and then again in 2014, when he was booted out on the third week of the live shows.
He told Good Morning Britain: “There are a few little surprises in there (the tour).
“I actually sing a little bit as well. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that.”
Asked if he would be singing and skating at the same time, the reality show veteran replied: “Yeah, well I say that!”
He said of the preparation: “It’s full-on. We’ve been doing 13-hour days … Hopefully there are going to be no falls.”
It has previously been revealed that the tour will involve a shirtless routine from the male skaters.
“We’re just skating around and it’s like a Chippendales thing. We’re in the mirror, shining our abs up,” he joked.
Of a picture of the male cast of the tour appearing shirtless, he quipped: “None of those are real apart from Max’s (Evans)”.
Ray Quinn – who has twice been crowned Dancing On Ice champion – will return for the 27-show tour alongside a number of stars from the 2018 series, including Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker and Love Island star Kem Cetinay.
The tour kicks off at Wembley’s SSE Arena on Friday.