Dancing on Ice reveals second contestant for 2024 series

claire sweeney's dancing on ice 2024 announcement photo
Dancing on Ice reveals second contestant for 2024 ITV

Dancing on Ice has confirmed the second celebrity contestant to take part in the 2024 series.

Claire Sweeney, known for playing Lindsey Corkhill in the Channel 4 soap Brookside between 1991 and 2003, is currently on screens as Cassie Plummer in Coronation Street.

The actress was announced for the line-up during an appearance on This Morning today (September 27).

claire sweeney's dancing on ice 2024 announcement photo

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"I’m really looking forward to going to an ice rink with my son and actually being able to skate and not have to use the penguins they give you to help you stay upright," she admitted of her skating challenge ahead.

Asked how she's preparing ahead of Dancing on Ice, which is set to return to screens in early 2024, Sweeney added: "I've had to wear my boots around the house... I haven't stepped on the ice yet."

Sweeney is the second celebrity confirmed for the hit ITV skating show, with world champion boxer Ricky Hatton MBE previously announced.

claire sweeney smiles on the red carpet at the british soap awards
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Further cast announcements are expected to follow soon, with 12 celebrities usually signing on to appear on the show.

The hit skating show will return to ITV1 and ITVX in 2024 – although ITV hasn't confirmed who is hosting following Phillip Schofield's departure from the channel. Holly Willoughby is expected to return to the series.

Dancing on Ice winner Sonny Jay, who took home the trophy in 2021, is one star who wants to co-host with Holly. He previously told Digital Spy: "I think you're looking at the guy. I mean, it makes sense being on the show, you know?"

In addition, ITV has yet to officially confirm the judging panel for 2024.

Dancing on Ice will return to ITV and ITVX in early 2024.

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