REVEALED: Dancing On Ice set to star Corrie's Antony Cotton, psychic Sally Morgan and rugby player Max Evans... as they kick off rehearsals ahead of the show's comeback
The hit ITV show is set to return to our screens after running for a staggering nine series.
And now the first batch of Dancing On Ice contestants have been revealed, with Coronation Street star Antony Cotton, psychic Sally Morgan and rugby player Max Evans all making the cut.
The budding skaters were spotted pulling out their best moves during a gruelling rehearsing session at an ice rink in London on Friday.
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He's a natural: The first batch of Dancing On Ice contestants have been revealed, with Coronation Street star Antony Cotton already proving he has a flair for skating
Antony, who plays Sean Tully in the ITV soap, proved he may already be a front-runner as he glided across the rink.
The 41-year-old outstretched his arm as he pulled off a lunge, while clutching onto an instructor with the other hand.
He was joined by celebrity psychic Sally, who seemed to have difficulty getting to grips with the ice and gingerly clung onto her aide.
Meanwhile rugby player Max seemed to take to the sport with ease and zipped around the rink without the help of a supervisor.
Looking good: Rugby player Max seemed to take to the sport with ease and zipped around the rink without the help of a supervisor
Oh dear: Celebrity psychic Sally, who seemed to have difficulty getting to grips with the ice and gingerly clung onto her aide
The brother of Strictly Come Dancing star Thom Evans will no doubt relish the challenge after splitting from his glamour model wife in January.
The Scotland winger, 33, and American beauty Katy Johnson, 28, broke things off just two years after they wed, reportedly due to issues with long distance.
'Their marriage was under pressure from the start because they didn't see each other for long periods,' a source told The Sun.
'They are trying to get on with their lives at a difficult and painful time — the fairytale had no happy ending.'
New line-up? Rumoured to be joining the rebooted series are Coronation Street stars Katie McGlynn (L), 23, and Brooke Vincent, 25
Also rumoured to be joining the rebooted series are Coronation Street stars Katie McGlynn, 23, and Brooke Vincent, 25.
It has also been reported that Alex Gerrard, 34, could be lined up for the show, as well as Loose Women star Katie Price, 39.
Meanwhile Celebrity Big Brother star Nicola McLean admitted that she would 'love' to appear on the skating competition.
She told the Daily Star: 'I've always loved Dancing on Ice. They might think I've already done too many reality shows, but hopefully not because I'd love to take part.
Excited: And David Beckham is also on the stunning blonde's wish list for the next series - although the athlete admits persuading the iconic footballer is 'unlikely'
'I love ice skating anyway and I'm good at it. And I think the costumes on the show are great.
Dancing On Ice is expected to return in January 2018 to ITV.
It comes as Jayne Torvill confirmed in April that Dancing On Ice - which peaked at an incredible 13 million viewers an episode in its heyday - is set to return to screens with a 'refreshed' new look.
According to The Sun, the former Olympian skater has set her sights on recruiting former England footballer Steven Gerrard as her first celebrity contestant.
And David Beckham is also on the blonde's wish list for the next series - although the athlete admits persuading the iconic footballer is 'unlikely'.
Jayne led starred in the show - which was originally hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby – from its inception in 2006.
Hosts: The ITV show was originally presented by Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, before Phil was joined by Christine Bleakley
She formed an attractive team alongside her skating partner Christopher Dean, with whom she won a gold medal at the 1983 Olympics.
The mother-of-two told said that, in order to attract viewers, she believes there is 'a new bar to set' for the show.
She told the paper: 'I love that it's coming back, it's great news – I'm really looking forward to it.
'The show will definitely be refreshed but the basics will be the same, we will still be teaching celebrities how to skate.
The final series, which aired in 2014, was an all-stars special that featured past winners and other former contestants - including Ray Quinn, Jorgie Porter and Beth Tweddle.
Speaking about the decision to cancel the show, Torvill and Dean said at the time that they wanted Dancing On Ice to 'go out on a high'.
New era: The mother-of-two told said that, in order to attract viewers, she believes there is 'a new bar to set' for the show. Singer Suzanne Shaw (above) competed in 2014
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