RACHEL Stevens has revealed she is “terrified” of making her debut on Dancing On Ice.
The former S Club 7 singer, 43, joked her only experience on the rink was “wobbling around” at Christmas time with her children.
Dancing on Ice star Rachel said she is petrified of starring on the show[/caption]
Rachel will join the star-studded line-up for the show including Strictly’s Brendan Cole and Corrie’s Sally Dynevor which launches this Sunday on ITV1.
She shot to fame as part of the chart-topping band between 1999 and 2003 and later embarked on a successful solo career.
The star told Hello! magazine: “I’m so excited – I can’t wait for it all to get started.
“It’s such a great team of people and I love my partner Brendyn Hatfield, so it’s all super-exciting but terrifying at the same time. Totally terrifying!”
The singer, who shares daughters Amelie, 11, and Minnie, seven, with her husband Alex Bourne, said the only time she has spent at an ice rink was when she was “wobbling around at Christmas time with the kids.”
Rachel, who finished second on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008, is partnered up with Brendyn Hatfield.
She said: “I’ve danced and performed for years but doing it on ice means starting something totally from scratch.”
“But I can’t wait to just go for it and have fun – and I’m loving working with Brendyn. He’s just adorable and such a brilliant teacher.”
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It comes after Rachel was forced to defend herself after critics said she had an unfair advantage over the other contestants.
She told The Sun: “It’s unfair,” said Rachel. “They said the same thing when I did Strictly.
“I’m not a trained dancer so going into that was totally out of my comfort zone and a different way of performing.
“Now add the ice element to it and it’s a whole new ball game.”
Rachel’s full interview is out in Hello! this week[/caption]