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Kem Cetinay and Donna Air face partner switch in final Dancing On Ice line-up

Two ice skating professionals have dropped out of the show due to “personal reasons”.


Pride of Britain Awards 2017 – London

Pride of Britain Awards 2017 – London

Pride of Britain Awards 2017 – London

The official line-up of couples for next year’s comeback series of Dancing On Ice has been unveiled after two professional skaters dropped out due to “personal reasons”.

US pro Megan Marschall, who was due to perform with Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, and Wales’s Lloyd Jones, who was set to hit the rink with actress Donna Air, resigned from the ITV show ahead of its return to screens.

The pair, who have previously dated, have been replaced by show regular Mark Hanretty and new US performer Alex Murphy.


WTA Pre Wimbledon Party 2017 – London

WTA Pre Wimbledon Party 2017 – London

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WTA Pre Wimbledon Party 2017 – London

A spokesman for the programme said: “Megan and Lloyd have left the show for personal reasons. They will be replaced by Alex Murphy and Mark Hanretty. None of the professional skaters begin training with their celebrity partners until next week.”

The full list of pairings for the show now includes:

:: Athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton and Hamish Gaman

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:: Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon

:: Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent and Matej Silecky

:: Singer Jake Quickenden and Vanessa Bauer

:: Love Island’s Kem Cetinay and Alex Murphy

:: Actress Donna Air and Mark Hanretty

:: Soap star Antony Cotton and Brandee Malto

:: Rugby star Max Evans and Ale Izquierdo

:: The Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown and Matt Evers

:: The Fizz singer Cheryl Baker and Dan Whiston

:: Cricket star Monty Panesar and Melody Le Moal

:: TV presenter Alex Beresford and Brianne Delcourt

Dancing On Ice will air on ITV in 2018, with Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo and ice skating veterans Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean on the judges panel.

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