Denise Van Outen, Wayne Bridge and Love Island‘s Luke Trotman are among the celebrities vying for a spot on Dancing On Ice 2021.
In photos obtained by The Sun, the celebrities were seen arriving for auditions for the popular skating show, with 12 spots available for the 17 stars battling it out.
Denise, 46, looked stylish in gym gear as she arrived at Slough Ice Arena in Berkshire alongside former footballer Wayne, 39, who carried some skates.
Rink aspirations: Denise Van Outen (above), Wayne Bridge and Love Island’s Luke Trotman are among the celebrities vying for a spot on Dancing On Ice 2021
Love Island 2020 alumni Luke, 22, caught the eye in a neon jumper as he strolled to the arena.
Olympians Denise Lewis, 47, and Mark Foster, 50, were also seen headed to auditions, alongside darts player Fallon Sherrock.
Blue singer Antony Costa, 39, was seen arriving at the arena smoking a cigarette while actress Vicki Michelle, 69, from ‘Allo ‘Allo! also showed up.
Fellow reality stars vying for a spot also reportedly include Love Island’s Dr Alex George, 30, TOWIE’s Billie Faiers, 30, Made In Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, 24, and Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Baga Chipz, 30.
Here come the boys: In photos obtained by The Sun, stars including Wayne Bridge (left) and Luke Trotman arrived at Slough’s Ice Arena
Singer Toyah Wilcox, 62, is also said to have tried out along with comedian Rufus Hound, 41, This Morning star Lisa Maxwell, 56, Tattoo Fixers star Stephen ‘Sketch’ Porter and vlogger LadBaby, 33.
A source told the website there was an ‘undercurrent of competition’ during the auditions as work is scarce during the COVID-19 crisis.
They said: ‘Everyone was in high spirits and excited to be working again.
‘Places on a primetime show are lucrative and contestants get a huge career boost by taking part.
‘There are likely to be other auditions for celebrities based in more remote areas, and even abroad.’
The Doctor has arrived: Dr Alex George from Love Island is also said to be in the running
Reality stars: MIC’s Olivia Bentley and Billie Faiers are up for a spot in the show
Wow factor: Drag Race star Baga Chipz is also one of the auditionees
The show will begin airing in January, with training kicking off in the autumn.
MailOnline has contacted an ITV spokesman for comment.
The 2020 series was won by actor Joe Swash and skater Alex Murphy, with the pro axed from the 2021 line-up.
Alex revealed the news in a statement last month, confessing she had no idea it was coming.
Addressing her 109,000 Instagram followers, Alex, 31, admitted she felt ‘bewildered, lost, and devastated’ at the decision.
Here we go: Singer Toyah Wilcox, 62, was also one of the famous faces in the running
Will they make it? Antony Costa and darts player Fallon Sherrock are auditioning
Reality show: Actress Lisa Maxwell is also in the running for the show
Try out: Tattoo Fixers star Stephen ‘Sketch’ Porter has also auditioned
She wrote on Instagram: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I release the following statement: For the last three years, Dancing On ice has not only been my job, but also what I considered to be my family.
‘I am broken hearted to announced that I have recently been informed that I will not be re-contracted for Dancing On Ice 2021 series.
‘This decision has come as a huge shock to me. I absolutely love the show and had hoped to go back for 2021. I have been left feeling bewildered, lost, and devastated.
‘I am so grateful for the three years that I had on this incredible show and I will wholeheartedly miss everyone and everything about it. [sic]’
Despite her upset, Alex went on to look at the bright side as she looked to the future and thanked her fans and colleagues.
She added: ‘Though I am heartbroken, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and although this hurts right now, I will pick myself up and look forward towards the future.
Olympian: Denise Lewis is among the sports stars trying out for the series
Will he make it? Olympian Mark Foster has auditioned (pictured with Rebecca Adlington)
‘Thank you so much to all my colleagues at DOI and most importantly the viewers for the constant support and love that you have shown me the last 3 years.
‘It was an incredibly part of my list and though it is ending sooner than I would have liked, I am so grateful for the memories.’
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Each series the Dancing On Ice team looks at our existing line up and explores opportunities to potentially introduce some new faces to the skating professional team.
‘Alex Murphy will not be appearing in the next series and we wish her all the best for the future.’
Alex joined the series as the reigning Dutch Dancing On Ice champion when the British series was revived in 2018.
Champions: The 2020 series was won by actor Joe Swash and skater Alex Murphy, with the pro axed from the 2021 line-up
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