THE Royal Pavilion ice rink in Brighton has been revealed as the surprise location for the opening sequence of the new series of Dancing on Ice, which began on Sunday night.
Celebrities including singers Cheryl Baker and Lemar, model and actress Donna Air, Scottish rugby player Max Evans, Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford and track athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton visited the rink to shoot the sequence in November.
But the rink organisers were sworn to secrecy until the show went live.
Shella Parkin, CEO of rink creator Laine Ltd, says, “It was a real pleasure to host the Dancing on Ice team at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink. We hope the programme will inspire more people to enjoy the magic of ice skating!”
The show, in which celebrities are paired with professional skaters, will run for and is hosted by Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with Olympic skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean sitting on the ice panel alongside Jason Gardiner and choreographer Ashley Banjo.
The full line-up of celebrity skaters and their professional partners is:
Model and actress Donna Air and Mark Henretty
Singer and television presenter Cheryl Baker and Dan Whiston
Good Morning Britain weather presenter Alex Beresford and Brianne Delcourt
The Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown and Matt Evers
Love Island’s Kem Cetinay and Alex Murphy
Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton and Brandee Malto
Scottish rugby player Max Evans and Ale Izquierdo
Singer Lemar and Melody Le Moal
The X Factor star Jake Quickenden and Vanessa Bauer
Track athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton and Hamish Gaman
Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent and Matej Silecky
Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon
The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is open until next Sunday, January 14. Visit royalpavilionicerink.co.uk.
Dancing on Ice is on ITV at 6pm on Sundays.
Above: Cheryl Baker at the Royal Pavilion ice rink, and top, main picture, Donna Air
Above: Max Evans
Above: Perri Shakes-Drayton
Above: Max Beresford
Left: the professional skaters in Dancing on Ice