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Why this year is the most unpredictable Dancing On Ice ever

DANCING On Ice has never been short of drama from Gemma Collins’ famous fall to judge panel rows and tear-jerking routines. But the 2022 series will be the most unpredictable ever, according to Dan Whiston, the show’s Associate Creative Director. A brand new batch of stars will take to the ice on Sunday after months […] ...

DANCING On Ice has never been short of drama from Gemma Collins’ famous fall to judge panel rows and tear-jerking routines.

But the 2022 series will be the most unpredictable ever, according to Dan Whiston, the show’s Associate Creative Director.

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A brand new batch of stars will take to the ice on Sunday after months of hard work on the practice rink, and Dan says it really is anyone’s game.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, he said: “Everybody wants to take the trophy home, more so than ever this year.

“We’ve probably got a group of top five, top six, which at this stage we never have.”

Dan spends most of his days driving up and down motorways to work with each couple, and the unofficial leaderboard is constantly training as the celebs continue to improve.

“There’s a real nub of six couples that are frontrunners and it’s so hard to split them. It’s not predictable this year, far from it,” said Dan.

The show is one of the most dangerous on TV with nasty falls and the occasional bone break all par for the course as celebs and pros push themselves to the limit.

Fortunately there’s been no serious smashes so far this year, but that’s not to say the stars are cutting back on the risk factor.

Dan said: “The show is full of danger, full of jeopardy. Because the standard is so high as well injuries are happening.

“When you see show one it will be really exciting for everyone because we’re probably going in at show seven or eight standard normally. 

“Everyone’s up there, especially Brendan [Cole], he’s pushing boundaries, he’s got ideas he’’s bringing to the ice that we would normally see on Strictly.”

Likening Brendan’s partner Vanessa Bauer to the Terminator, Dan said this year’s cohort are made of steel.

He added: “This year the cast feel like an army. People get up and are like ‘I’m all right’.”

Dan Whiston is the Associate Creative Director of Dancing On Ice which is back on our screens on ITV at 6.30pm on Sunday

Brendan Cole and Vanessa Bauer are pushing boundaries
Dan Whiston, the show’s Associate Creative Director is exciting for the live shows to begin

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