Jake Quickenden has signed as much as the forthcoming collection of ‘Dancing on Ice’.
The 29-year-old singer feels “so fortunate” to turn into the fourth celeb to leap on board the reboot of the skating present, which is predicted to hit screens early subsequent 12 months, however has admitted he actually struggled together with his first coaching session and really regarded like he’d been knocking again the booze the night time earlier than as a result of he was so wobbly.
Talking on ‘Lorraine’ on Wednesday (01.11.17), he stated: “I had my first coaching session yesterday. It was freezing – I went in a t-shirt so ice is chilly, particularly once you’re laying on it for 10 minutes. I used to be freezing nevertheless it was superb.
“The coach was superb as a result of I went there and I feel he thought I used to be on the booze the night time earlier than as a result of I used to be far and wide. Then I settled down and it was nice. I simply really feel fortunate that I have been requested to do it. I am so buzzing.”
Nonetheless, the hunk is effectively conscious of the truth that he’ll be requested to do some horrifying lifts throughout his routines as a result of he is so “large” however he is involved that he’ll both drop his companion, whose id shouldn’t be but identified, or kick her within the face together with his blades.
He defined: “I am extra anxious about injuring my companion as a result of the very last thing I wish to do is kick anybody within the face with skates on. Or drop anybody as a result of I am fairly large and I do know I’ll be requested to do lifts and stuff so I am fairly nervous about that.”
Jake is used to being slapped with criticism as he took half in ‘The X Issue’ in 2012 after which once more in 2014, however he is frightened of the acid-tongue decide Jason Gardiner.
He stated: “I am extra nervous about Jason. I’ve met him earlier than he was pretty however I wasn’t ice skating in entrance of him. I am used to the criticism from ‘X Issue’.”
Bosses of the skating present have saved particulars of the forthcoming collection below wraps, however, thus far, it is identified that Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, Coronation Road’s Brooke Vincent and Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker will likely be going head-to-head with Jake.
Extra celebrities will likely be introduced in the end however, for now, it has been confirmed that Jason has reclaimed his place on the judging panel alongside Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean – who beforehand mentored the contestants however have now switched positions – and Variety dancer Ashley Banjo.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return as hosts.