SKATES AT THE READY 'IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE BEST SKATERS WHO WIN'
OK! UK|January 24, 2022
THE DANCING ON ICE JUDGES TELL OK! WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN THE SHOW AND WHY THEY'RE WORRIED ONE CELEB HAS BITTEN OFF MORE THAN THEY CAN CHEW
OLIVIA WHEELER AND RHONA MERCER

John Barrowman has been replaced on the Dancing On Ice judging panel by none other than Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse. And to say Oti, 31, is excited to be joining show regulars Jayne Torvill, 64, Christopher Dean, 63, and Ashley Banjo, 33, on the panel is an understatement.

"I literally can't wait. I'm buzzing!" she tells us at the launch of the new series.

Here, Oti and her fellow judges reveal that the standard is really high this year, but admit they're concerned for Happy Mondays star Bez's safety on the ice....

Hi guys! How would you describe the standard of the celeb skaters this year?

Jayne: When we saw them all back in October at the masterclass bootcamp, we were quite surprised at the standard that they came in with, having not even had any tuition. It was way higher than we've had in the past. I think we're looking at five or six contestants that could potentially win at this point.

Is there anyone you're worried about?

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