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Corrie's Leanne ‘confirmed’ for Dancing On Ice

Jane Danson has signed up to appear on the new series of Dancing on Ice, according to reports.

The Coronation Street star - who plays Leanne Battersby on the soap - will get her skates on for the the celebrity skating show that's set to return to ITV next year.

Her appearance on the show will mark Jane's realty TV debut, the Mail Online reports.

Earlier this year, Jane's Corrie co-star Brooke Vincent revealed the star was keen to appear on Dancing on Ice.

She said: "Jane Danson said she might have a go.

"I told Lucy Fallon she should have a go as well. There are a few people actually."

Towie star Gemma Collins has also signed up for next series of Dancing On Ice.

Joining Gemma will be Richard Blackwood, who  signed up after his shock departure from EastEnders.

A source said of Gemma: "Gemma was one of the first names they wanted to sign.

"They made her a big offer and are confident she will be one of the stars of the show this year.

"They think viewers will love to see her show off her dancing skills, particularly as Strictly turned her down."

The Sun Online also reported that Brian McFadden is the latest celebrity ready to sign on the dotted line.

The full line-up for the 2019 series is yet to be revealed - however, Katie Price is believed to be desperate to join the show as she faces financial issues.

“Katie’s well aware she has cash flow problems so has been calling ITV bosses in the hope of getting signed to a new show,” insiders told The Sun Online.

“Last year, she auditioned for Dancing On Ice and it got down to final talks but they couldn’t come up with the fee she wanted to take part."

Jake Quickenden won this year's contest, which was the first series of the show since it was axed in 2014
 

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