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Love Island star Kem Cetinay ‘lands Dancing On Ice role’

The new series returns early next year

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Kem Cetinay will reportedly return to Dancing On Ice as its new digital reporter.

The Love Island winner finished fourth on the ITV figure skating show earlier this year, and it appears he’s set to replace Jordan Banjo by taking on a backstage role.

Last month, Dancing On Ice confirmed that Jordan won’t be returning to the new series next year as a backstage correspondent due to “scheduling conflicts”.

Kem Cetinay at the NHS Heroes Awards
Kem will apparently be Dancing On Ice’s new digital reporter (Credit: Wenn)

Read more: Dancing On Ice confirms Jordan Banjo won’t return to show

According to The Sun, a source claimed Kem, 22, is “delighted” over the gig.

The insider told the publication: “Kem’s delighted. It’s his first major TV presenting gig and he’s hoping it will propel him into the mainstream.

“While reality TV will always be in his roots, he’s keen to move away from it now… Kem can still remember some of his ice-skating skills from last year so he may even get his skates back on.”

ED! has contacted representatives for Kem and Dancing On Ice for comment.

Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Kem Cetinay and Alexandra Murphy on Dancing On Ice
Kem starred on the show as a celebrity skater earlier this year (Credit: ITV)

Kem may have changed his mind after doubting presenting was the career for him following his first stint on Good Morning Britain alongside then-girlfriend Amber Davies last year.

There was backlash from viewers who felt the reality star was out of his depth, and he admitted at the time that while he was grateful for the opportunity he wasn’t ready for it.

He told The Sun at the time: “That was hard. I’m glad because, no one’s got that type of opportunity from that type of show, so to be given it was a privilege.

“But I just think, I’m not a presenter and it was quite hard for me.”

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Kem said he was grateful to have been given the opportunity to host on GMB (Credit: ITV)

Dancing On Ice is expected to return early next year with a brand new set of 12 celebrities taking to the ice.

Names include TOWIE star Gemma Collins, former Coronation Street star Jane Danson, ex EastEnders actor Richard Blackwood, ex Strictly dancer James Jordan, Love Island’s Wes Nelson, former X Factor star Saara Alto and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton.

Joining them will be singer Brian McFadden, Loose Women panellist Saira Khan, Neighbours legend Mark Little, cricketer Ryan Sidebottom and Grease icon Didi Conn – aka Frenchy.

Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return as hosts.

Holly and Phil will be returning as hosts (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Dancing On Ice confirms professional skaters for 2019 series

Earlier this week, Dancing On Ice confirmed the professional skaters joining the celebrities on the ice.

Sylvain Longchambon, Hamish Gaman, Matt Evers, Lukasz Rozycki, Mark Hanretty, Alexandra Murphy, Brandee Malto, Brianne Delcourt, Alex Schauman and Vanessa Bauer are all returning next year.

Meanwhile, there are two brand new professional skaters joining the show – husband and wife Alexander Demetriou and Carlotta Edwards.

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