Wes Nelson has been confirmed for 'Dancing On Ice'.

Wes Nelson

Wes Nelson

The 'Love Island' star - who finished fourth on the ITV dating show earlier this year - has been named as the twelfth and final celebrity skater on the programme, which returns to televisions early next year.

Speaking to Maya Jama on her BBC Radio 1 show, he joked: "Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I'm super intimidated. I've been looking at the line-up thinking, 'Oh my gosh!' Of course you'll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don't lie!"

It comes after 'X Factor' runner-up Saara Aalto and 'Grease' star Didi Conn were announced for the ITV show.

She said: "I'm super excited about this, I love new challenges and I'm very ambitious. I can be very competitive, but I mainly want to challenge myself. I'll be saying to myself, 'Saara, you need to push yourself more!' I am so ready for this and I can't wait to get on the ice."

Whilst Didi added: "Boy oh boy, I'm going from being a Pink Lady to Queen of the Ice. I'm coming to the UK on Monday and I can't wait to see you!"

Gemma Collins and Richard Blackwood were the first stars confirmed for the next series.

She said: "As a young girl my brother used to play ice hockey so I was at the rink a lot and I remember seeing some white boots in the shop and asking my mum to be a skater but she said 'No, you're doing dance and drama and singing, you're not doing any more, we can't afford it.' So I never got those white boots. I know how hard it is, I've done my research. I am scared and nervous, I don't know how they're gonna lift me up and how fast I can get around the ice... I really want to give this a go."

Whilst Richard added: "I grew up in Sweden so I used to skate out there. Frozen lakes, on the way to school and stuff, a lot of people don't know that ... Every Wednesday and Friday it was the hang out when we were teenagers."


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