Gemma Collins will be skating with Dancing On Ice favourite Matt Evers on next year’s series.
The TOWIE star has landed the show’s most experienced professional skater – who has appeared in all 10 series but was voted off first with Candice Brown in the most recent run – and they have now begun rehearsing together.
Gemma, 37, revealed the news to her fans on Instagram on Wednesday alongside a snap of herself and Matt, 42, during rehearsals.
She captioned the post: “So the cats out of the bag, my partner is @themattevers @dancingonice.
“We can’t wait to show you what we have been working on, your support has been amazing, here’s to the dancing on ice tour.”
Matt shared the same pic to his own Instagram, adding: “ME & THE GC @dancingonice 2019. OMG Did we laugh… fasten your seat belt @gemmacollins1 here we go!”
Gemma also posted a video to Twitter as she revealed her dance partner.
— Gemma Collins (@missgemcollins) 7 November 2018
She said: “Guys I’ve got a huge secret to let you right into right now. I am about to reveal to you my Dancing On Ice partner. Poor bloke.”
As she turned the camera to Matt, he added: “Hello, hello! Oh my god, we had so much fun today.”
Meanwhile, it’s also been confirmed that former Strictly Come Dancing dancer James Jordan will skate with Alexandra Schauman.
James tweeted: “So yesterday I met my @dancingonice pro partner. She is lovely and an amazing skater and teacher. As you can see below. Very excited!!!”
— James Jordan (@The_JamesJordan) 6 November 2018
Meanwhile, cricketer Ryan Sidebottom will skate with Brandee Malto, who made her debut on the show in the last series when she was partnered by Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton.
The couplings come after four other pairings were revealed earlier this week.
Ex-Neighbours actor Mark Little will team up with Brianne Delcourt and singer Saara Alto will perform with Hamish Gaman.
It’s time for another #DancingOnIce Celeb and Pro pairing announcement ❄✨
— Dancing On Ice (@dancingonice) 6 November 2018
Coronation Street actress Jane Danson is likely to already know her partner, Sylvain Longchambon, well because he’s married to her co-star Samia Ghadie.
— Hamish Gaman (@HamishGaman) 4 November 2018
Though the other pairings have yet to be revealed, ITV recently confirmed the line-up of professionals taking part this year.
Last year’s winner Vanessa Bauer – who was partnered with Jake Quickenden – is returning, alongside Alex Murphy, Mark Hanretty and Lukasz Royzcki, and newcomers Carlotta Edwards and Alexander Demetriou.
— Jane Danson (@RealJaneDanson) 5 November 2018
Fan favourite Dan Whiston will be Associate Creative Director on the new series.
Other celebrities taking part include Wes Nelson, Brian McFadden, Didi Conn and Melody Thornton.
Karen Barber is back as head coach, while Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will head up the judging panel once more alongside Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are back as hosts, and Kem Cetinay – who came fourth last year – has a new role as digital reporter.
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