Dancing on Ice 2023: The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran completes line-up

The 11 celebrities entering the ITV show’s rink in January will also include former footballer John Fashanu and Drag Race star The Vivienne.

The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran was the final contestant to be revealed on Tuesday as part of Dancing On Ice.

The new series will again be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Here is this year’s line-up in full:

  • Patsy Palmer

    The former EastEnders actress and DJ was the first celebrity to be revealed as part of the 2023 line-up.

    The 50-year-old, best known for her role as Bianca Jackson in the BBC soap, told ITV’s This Morning: “I wanted to challenge myself and get back to work, get out of my comfort zone. And I just thought, I’ll just go for it, it seems like a lot of fun.”

    Palmer is no stranger to ITV game shows, having competed in the first UK series of The Masked Singer in 2020.

  • John Fashanu

    Fashanu was part of the Wimbledon team that won the FA Cup final against Liverpool in 1988, and went on to co-host Gladiators.

    The 60-year-old said: “I’m so excited to be a part of Dancing On Ice. I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to people that I’m very competitive – I am definitely in it to win it.

    “And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge.”

  • Ekin-Su Culculoglu

    Ekin-Su was the breakout star of this year’s Love Island – winning the series with her partner, Italian business owner Davide Sanclimenti.

    The 28-year-old Turkish actress, from Essex, said: “I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate.”

  • Nile Wilson

    The gymnast won an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s horizontal bar at the 2016 Olympics and, following a successful career, in 2021 announced his retirement from the sport due to injuries.

    Announcing his participation in this year’s Dancing on Ice via his YouTube channel, the 26-year-old said: “I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.”

  • Mollie Gallagher

    The actress, best known for her role as Nina Lucas in Coronation Street, said she would be asking her co-stars who have previously competed on the show for “all the tips” she can get.

    Gallagher told ITV’s Lorraine: “I’m really excited. I’ve not really felt nervous, yet strangely being here today I am now feeling it a little bit.”

  • Joey Essex

    The reality TV personality rose to fame as part of The Only Way Is Essex, in which he appeared until 2013.

    Since then, he has taken part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, Celebrity MasterChef, and Celebs Go Dating.

    He told ITV’s This Morning: “I would love to win. I’m going to put all my energy into this. At this stage in my life, I’m so ready for this.”

  • The Vivienne

    The drag artist, real name James Lee Williams, became the first-ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019.

    The 30-year-old is also known for competing this year on an all-winners season of the RuPaul franchise in the US as the only contestant from the UK, and starring in BBC Three show The Vivienne Takes On Hollywood in 2020.

    The star said: “I’m beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing On Ice in 2023! This is honestly a dream come true and I can’t wait to start training on the ice.”

  • Darren Harriott

    The comedian is known for appearing on Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg, Mock The Week, and The Apprentice: You’re Fired!

    He attempted to lower expectations, telling Talk TV he is not very graceful and that his family has already made bets about whether he will fall during the first episode.

    The 34-year-old told Trisha Goddard: “I’ve got giant feet. I can’t skate. I don’t really dance. What am I doing? Help me. I’m panicking.”

  • Carley Stenson

    The actress played Steph Cunningham in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks between 2000 and 2011. More recently, she was Harriet Shelton in the BBC soap opera Doctors.

    She has also starred in a variety of West End shows, including playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical and Fantine in Les Miserables.

    Stenson said: “I’m so excited that I get to learn how to dance on ice! I’m terrified, but can’t wait. I just want to make the most of this whole experience.”

  • Michelle Heaton

    Heaton was a member of the pop group Liberty X, who formed on the 2001 ITV talent show Popstars as an alternative band to winners Hear’Say.

    She was also a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in 2009 and a judge and mentor on the Irish series You’re A Star from 2007-2008.

    Heaton told Lorraine: “I’m so excited, I can’t believe it. I and the kids are such huge fans of the show in general.”

  • Siva Kaneswaran

    The Dublin-born singer told Good Morning Britain he had been inspired to sign up for the program by the actions of his late bandmate Tom Parker, who died in March aged 33 from a brain tumor.

    “He taught me so much about life,” said Kaneswaran. “He taught me to live life to the fullest and not be afraid. It is one of the reasons why I am doing this show.”