Dancing on Ice's Matt Evers already has a bloody gash on his arm after fellow professional skater Brianne Delcourt slashed him during training earlier this week.

The Dancing on Ice professionals

The Dancing on Ice professionals

The 41-year-old model - who was a professional on the show before it was pulled off air three years ago - has just started preparing for the reboot, which will hit screens early next year, but he's already suffered an injury as his blonde co-star caught his flesh with her blade while they were rehearsing for the debut dance on the rink a few days ago.

Speaking on 'This Morning', the handsome American said: "I got sliced earlier this week from Brianne, it was my arm, it wasn't a big cut or anything like that. But I have scars all over my body - Jorgie Porter, Bonnie Langford - from every celebrity."

Matt and Brianne are just two of the four professionals who are returning from the last series in 2014 as they're joined by Sylvain Longchambon and Daniel Whiston.

Matt explained: "I remember coming in here a couple of years ago to work with you guys and Phillip [Schofield, the host of 'This Morning' and 'Dancing on Ice'] and I would pass in the corridor and we'd be looking at each other like: 'Is it? Isn't it?' Then we got the phone call this summer, it was unbelievable. We've all done other stuff but we'd heard rumours in the press and this time we're back and we're just buzzing."

Meanwhile, the celebrity line-up was announced this week as Coronation Street's Antony Cotton and Brooke Vincent, track and field athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, cricketer Monty Panesar, rugby hunk Max Evans, Jake Quickenden, Love Island's Kem Cetinay, Great British Bake Off's Candice Brown, Good Morning Britain's weatherman Alex Beresford, TV personality Donna Air, Hollyoaks' actress Stephanie Waring and Bucks Fizz's Cheryl Baker prepare to take to the ice next year.

It's also been confirmed that Jason Gardiner has reclaimed his position on the judging panel alongside Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - who previously mentored the contestants but have now switched positions - and Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.