Kimberly Wyatt shows off her impressive skating skills during Dancing On Ice training


Kimberly Wyatt showed off her impressive skating skills during a gruelling Dancing On Ice training session with her professional partner Mark Hanretty on Thursday. 

The Pussycat Dolls star, 39, is one of 12 new celebrities who will take to the rink in January for the ITV series and was getting into shape with Mark, 36, in London. 

She donned warm black gym gear including gloves for the skate and tied her hair up in a practical ponytail.  

Go on girl! Kimberly Wyatt showed off her impressive skating skills during a gruelling Dancing On Ice training session with her professional partner Mark Hanretty on Thursday

Go on girl! Kimberly Wyatt showed off her impressive skating skills during a gruelling Dancing On Ice training session with her professional partner Mark Hanretty on Thursday

She looked confident on her skates as she perfected the basic moves and turns as Mark kept a close eye on her before joining in for some synchronized sections. 

Despite her graceful start Kimberly fell over at one point and ended up nearly on her knees on the ice. 

Speaking about the exciting new gig on Heart Radio this month with her bandmate Ashley Roberts, Kimberley gushed: ‘I have signed up for Dancing on Ice! I’m nervous, that ice is going to hit hard.’

Here we go: The Pussycat Dolls star, 39, is one of 12 new celebrities who will take to the rink in January for the ITV series and was getting into shape with Mark, 36

Here we go: The Pussycat Dolls star, 39, is one of 12 new celebrities who will take to the rink in January for the ITV series and was getting into shape with Mark, 36

Wrapped up: She donned warm black gym gear including gloves for the skate and tied her hair up in a practical ponytail

Wrapped up: She donned warm black gym gear including gloves for the skate and tied her hair up in a practical ponytail

Star: She looked confident on her skates as she perfected the basic moves

Confident: She was getting into the swing of things

Star: She looked confident on her skates as she perfected the basic moves

Partners: Mark kept a close eye on her before joining in for some synchronized sections

Partners: Mark kept a close eye on her before joining in for some synchronized sections

She added: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!’ 

Ashley went on to praise her band mate, gushing: ‘Let me tell you, I’ve known her for what 20 years now. She is focused, determined, she has got the most amazing balletic lines, I mean I think you’re going to smash it.’

Giving advice to her pal, Ashley – who was formerly a judge on Dancing On Ice – went on: ‘The ice isn’t forgiving. I did sit on the other side of it, but I just think go out there and have a good time, you’re so athletic, your so focused, you’ve got our vote!’

Meanwhile, Kimberly admitted to feeling the ‘pressure’ to perform well amid her dancing background.

Whoops: Despite her graceful start Kimberly fell over at one point and ended up nearly on her knees on the ice

Whoops: Despite her graceful start Kimberly fell over at one point and ended up nearly on her knees on the ice

Ashely asked her: ‘Do you feel the pressure though? Because when I did Strictly I felt a bit of pressure on myself because everybody knows you’ve got a bit of dancing background and stuff, but skating is different. Do you feel the pressure?

With Kimberly responding: ‘I do feel the pressure. If anything, being there supporting you on Strictly has given me a little bit of insight into what I’m about to put myself through, just with a few blades on the bottom of my feet which is great.’ 

Kimberley is taking part in this year’s competition alongside Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays dancer Bez, Paralympian Stef Reid, Love Island’s Liberty Poole and rugby star Ben Foden.

Exciting: Kimberley is taking part in this year's competition alongside Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays dancer Bez, Paralympian Stef Reid, Love Island's Liberty Poole and rugby star Ben Foden

Exciting: Kimberley is taking part in this year’s competition alongside Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays dancer Bez, Paralympian Stef Reid, Love Island’s Liberty Poole and rugby star Ben Foden

Paul Gascoigne’s son, Regan Gascoigne, pop star Rachel Stevens, professional dancer Brendan Cole, presenter Ria Hebden, BMX Olympic silver medallist Kye Whyte and The Vamps’ Connor Ball complete the line up.  

ITV confirmed in September that John Barrowman, 54, has been axed from the series, five months after he apologised for exposing himself on the set of other TV shows in historic incidents.

The entertainer, who joined DOI last year and appeared on two seasons, previously admitted to ‘tomfoolery’ on the sets of Doctor Who, where he began playing Captain Jack Harkness in 2005 and spin-off series Torchwood a year later.  

Fall: She toppled over at one point

Fall: She toppled over at one point

Yay! Speaking about the exciting new gig on Heart Radio this month with her bandmate Ashley Roberts, Kimberley gushed: 'I have signed up for Dancing on Ice! I'm nervous, that ice is going to hit hard'

Yay! Speaking about the exciting new gig on Heart Radio this month with her bandmate Ashley Roberts, Kimberley gushed: ‘I have signed up for Dancing on Ice! I’m nervous, that ice is going to hit hard’

New project: She added: 'I'm just excited to see what I can do on there. I'm up for a challenge!'

New project: She added: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!’

Sporty: Meanwhile, Kimberly admitted to feeling the 'pressure' to perform well amid her dancing background

Sporty: Meanwhile, Kimberly admitted to feeling the ‘pressure’ to perform well amid her dancing background

A source told The Sun: ‘This will be devastating for him. Clearly ITV feel it’s not a good look to have someone like John centre-stage on a family­-friendly show.’   

John will no longer appear on Dancing On Ice but continues working for ITV as host of All Star Musicals, an ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline.

An ITV representative said: ‘We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing on Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials.’  

Confident: She looked in her element on the ice

Confident: She looked in her element on the ice 

Chat: They spoke about the moves while on the ice

Chat: They spoke about the moves while on the ice 

Impressive: Kimberly was seen learning her steps on the ice before taking on some lifts with Mark

Impressive: Kimberly was seen learning her steps on the ice before taking on some lifts with Mark

Learning: Kimberly was seen looking very animated as she gets to grips with life on the ice

Learning: Kimberly was seen looking very animated as she gets to grips with life on the ice

Oops! Kimberly was pictured almost face down on the ice as she fell during a routine

Oops! Kimberly was pictured almost face down on the ice as she fell during a routine

Happy: She was all smiles as she chatted to Mark

Happy: She was all smiles as she chatted to Mark 

Moves: She was busy learning her routine

Moves: She was busy learning her routine

TV gold: The new series will start in January

TV gold: The new series will start in January 

Close: Mark lifted her up at one point

Close: Mark lifted her up at one point

Figure: She showed off her toned frame in the black gym gear

Equipment: She had on white skates

Figure: She showed off her toned frame in the black gym gear 

Pros: Coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were on the ice too

Pros: Coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were on the ice too

Getting into the swing of thigs: She looked confident on the ice

Getting into the swing of thigs: She looked confident on the ice

John’s team said: ‘John is thrilled to be returning to work for ITV as host on the new All Star Musicals,’ but declined to comment on his departure from the skating show.

No charges were brought against the media personality after allegations about him exposing himself on the set of Doctor Who were revealed in May.

John said his behaviour on set was to ‘defuse awkwardness’ whenever he was filming a sex scene in Torchwood but later conceded the act was ‘juvenile’. 

Kimberly said of the show: 'I'm just excited to see what I can do on there. I'm up for a challenge!'

Kimberly said of the show: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!’

Dancing On Ice 2022: Who are the celebrities?

KYE WHYTE

Age: 22

Profession: Olympics BMX rider

Kye says: ‘I’d love to see if I can make the final because I’m very competitive.’

RACHEL STEVENS

Age: 43

Profession: Singer

Rachel says‘It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous.’

LIBERTY POOLE

 

Age: 22

Profession: Love Island star  

Liberty says: ‘I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can’t do any tricks’ 

STEF REID  

Age: 36

Profession: Paralympian

Stef says: ‘I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!’

REGAN GASCOIGNE 

 

Age: 26

Profession: Singer 

Regan says: ‘I love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!’

 KIMBERLY WYATT 

Age: 39

 Age: 39                                                                     

Profession: Pussycat Dolls singer

Kimberly says: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!’

BRENDAN COLE

 

Age: 45

Profession: Dancer

Brendan says: ‘I’ve known I’d be doing the show for quite some time and I want to get started, I’m so excited to be on the show.’ 

BEN FODEN 

 

Age: 36

Profession: Rugby player  

Ben says:  ‘I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m quite competitive as well.’

SALLY DYNEVOR  

 

Age:  58

Profession: Coronation Street actress 

Sally says:  ‘This is a massive challenge. I’m so scared! I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get.’

BEZ

 

Age: 57

Profession: Happy Mondays 

Bez says: ‘I’m always up for a challenge and am already in training on the ice.’

RIA HEBDEN

Age: 36

Profession: Presenter

Ria says: ‘It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.’

 CONNOR BALL

Age: 25

Age: 25

 Profession: The Vamps bassist

Connor says: ‘I’m excited obviously but I’m really nervous. I’m quite clumsy, accident prone.’

 

 

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