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Love Island’s Wes Nelson is final celebrity for Dancing On Ice

The line-up is now complete!

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Former Love Island favourite Wes Nelson has been announced as the final celebrity skater for Dancing On Ice.

The 20-year-old design engineer, who found fame on this year’s ITV2 dating show, said he’s excited but “intimidated” to be joining the ice skating programme.

He said: “Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I’m super intimidated. I’ve been looking at the line up thinking ‘oh my gosh!’

“Of course you’ll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don’t lie!”

Wes Nelson on Dancing On Ice
Wes Nelson is the final celebrity for Dancing On Ice 2019 (Credit: ITV)

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Naturally, the star’s 1.6 million Instagram followers were THRILLED by the announcement, which was made on Maya Jama’s BBC Radio One show on Friday.

One said: “And FINALLY I have a reason to watch the next season of DOI.”

Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson, Love Island stars attend BooHoo Men Launch Party
Wes with girlfriend Megan (Credit: Hewitt /

Another wrote: “You are going to be class and smash it!”

A third confident fan predicted: “Not even started yet but my guess is he will win, got some right move.”

Wes found fame – and love! – on this year’s Love Island, leaving the show with a new girlfriend in the form of Megan Barton Hanson.

Kem Cetinay, Dancing On Ice
Love Island’s Kem appeared on DOI this year (Credit: ITV)

Wes isn’t the first Love Island star to sign for Dancing On Ice – and he has big skates to fill!

Former Love Island winner Kem Cetinay took part in Dancing On Ice 2018 and made it to fourth place with his pro skater partner Alex Murphy.

The announcement about Wes means the Dancing On Ice 2019 line-up is now complete.

He will take to the ice against TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, EastEnders’ Richard Blackwood, Neighbours actor Mark Little and former Westlife singer Brian McFadden.

Also taking part are cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan, Coronation Street’s Jane Danson, Pussycat Dolls’ Melody Thornton and Loose Women’s Saira Khan.

Phillip and Holly return to host Dancing On Ice (Credit: ITV)

Grease icon Didi Conn – aka Frenchy – and former X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto complete the line-up.

Last year’s Dancing On Ice was won by former X Factor and I’m A Celebrity contestant Jake Quickenden, who beat Corrie’s Brooke Vincent in the finale.

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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return to host the show once again, while skating duo Torvill & Dean will lead the judging panel.

Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in January.

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