Wes Nelson for Dancing On Ice
5 October 2018 - 8:00 PM

Wes Nelson for Dancing On Ice

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

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."

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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.

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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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