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

Wes Nelson for Dancing On Ice

Share article:

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."

Megan Barton-Hanson open to dating women after Wes Nelson split

Megan Barton-Hanson open to dating women after Wes Nelson split

19 February 2019 - 4:00 PM

Megan Barton-Hanson open to dating women after Wes Nelson split

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.

Gemma Collins shuns dieting

Gemma Collins shuns dieting

19 February 2019 - 10:00 AM

Gemma Collins shuns dieting

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."

The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off special to air in March
21 February 2019

The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off special to air in March

The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off special to air in March
Tyler Poses signs up to 'The Lost Boys' remake
21 February 2019

Tyler Poses signs up to 'The Lost Boys' remake

Tyler Poses signs up to 'The Lost Boys' remake
Jack P. Shepherd thinks David Platt and Nick Tildsley will betray each other
21 February 2019

Jack P. Shepherd thinks David Platt and Nick Tildsley will betray each other

Jack P. Shepherd thinks David Platt and Nick Tildsley will betray each other
Corrie's Julia Goulding inspired by 'every Northern mum'
21 February 2019

Corrie's Julia Goulding inspired by 'every Northern mum'

Corrie's Julia Goulding inspired by 'every Northern mum'
Martin Clunes was put off sitcoms after Reggie Perrin flop
21 February 2019

Martin Clunes was put off sitcoms after Reggie Perrin flop

Martin Clunes was put off sitcoms after Reggie Perrin flop
David Gest used his bum to sneak phone into CBB house
21 February 2019

David Gest used his bum to sneak phone into CBB house

David Gest used his bum to sneak phone into CBB house
Gemma Atkinson felt beautiful at the BRITs thanks to Gorka
21 February 2019

Gemma Atkinson felt beautiful at the BRITs thanks to Gorka

Gemma Atkinson felt beautiful at the BRITs thanks to Gorka
Paddy McGuinness sports fake tan and make-up on Top Gear
21 February 2019

Paddy McGuinness sports fake tan and make-up on Top Gear

Paddy McGuinness sports fake tan and make-up on Top Gear
Davood Ghadami praises Nitin Ganatra's EastEnders impact
21 February 2019

Davood Ghadami praises Nitin Ganatra's EastEnders impact

Davood Ghadami praises Nitin Ganatra's EastEnders impact
Takaya Honda confirms Neighbours return after hospitalisation
21 February 2019

Takaya Honda confirms Neighbours return after hospitalisation

Takaya Honda confirms Neighbours return after hospitalisation
Lesley Joseph thinks time is right for Birds of a Feather ending
21 February 2019

Lesley Joseph thinks time is right for Birds of a Feather ending

Lesley Joseph thinks time is right for Birds of a Feather ending
Hugh Bonneville takes the blame for Downton Abbey dog death
21 February 2019

Hugh Bonneville takes the blame for Downton Abbey dog death

Hugh Bonneville takes the blame for Downton Abbey dog death