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Ex-EastEnders star Richard Blackwood tipped for Dancing On Ice

Will the actor be swapping Walford for an ice rink?

Dancing On Ice is back in 2019 – and ITV have heavily hinted that a very familiar soap personality will be taking part…

The series 11 line-up has not yet been officially revealed, but several popular celebrities have already been ‘confirmed’.

Step forward Gemma Collins, who has already signed, according to The Sun.

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It’s set to be another cracking line-up – pardon the pun! (Credit: ITV)

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And now another TV face has been linked to the show – Richard Blackwood.

The show has been teasing fans with a series of tantalising Instagram posts, and the latest drops a huge hint about the former EastEnders star.

On Tuesday (25 September), the ITV show posted a photo of a topless torso – which looked remarkably familiar to EastEnders fans.

Same pecs, same muscular arms and, biggest giveaway of all, same tattoos…

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Alongside the photo, the official DOI feed added: “Now, now, ladies. Eyes on the ice, please. #DancingOnIce.”

While Richard has not confirmed his involvement officially, his fans were thrilled with the announcement.

One fan trilled: “It’s GOT to be Richard Blackwood.”

Another said: “Just googled his tattoos and it’s got to be him.”

A third said: “Tattoos are spot on, good start I have to say.”

Gaby Roslin is also taking part in the new series, which is due to air in January 2019.

Phillip Schofield recently told This Morning fans: “A word about our other show, Dancing on Ice. We can exclusively announce that it has been rebooked, recommissioned, re-bought for another series next year.”

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Phil and Holly present the ITV skating show (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, DOI tweeted: “12 new celebs and a LOT of sparkle. #DancingOnIce prep is well underway.”

Katie Price was also tipped to appear on the show, but this has been shelved due to her current stay in rehab.

Jake Quickenden won Dancing on Ice 2018 after facing off tough competition from Coronation Street’s Brooke Vincent and rugby player Max Evans.

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