Trying out all those tricky manoeuvres, it’s inevitable that the Dancing On Ice hopefuls are going to end up tumbling over from time to time.
So they might want to practise doing it with a bit of decorum!
Alex Beresford is clearly ahead of the game in that respect – the Good Morning Britain weatherman was speaking on today’s breakfast programme about the routine he’ll be doing on Sunday night.
And during a VT of him training, we saw him lose his footing while attempting a twirl, only to make a miraculous – and hilarious – recovery.
Somehow, the Bristol-born star, 37, managed to fall onto his hands and launch straight into a press-up.
Well, if he repeats that on Sunday, we reckon it’ll go down a storm with the judges!
This week is disco week, and Alex and his professional partner Brianne Delcourt will be skating to the Sylvester classic You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).
The likeable weather forecaster showed up in the ITV studio this morning wearing a John Travolta-esque white suit, and showed the panel a few of his disco moves.
But it sounds like he and Brianne have some much more impressive manoeuvres planned for Sunday’s routine.
He revealed: “We’ve got some lifts, we’ve got some upside-down thing and some through-the-legs stuff.”
Earlier this week, Alex’s GMB colleague Piers Morgan suggested that Alex might have difficulty resisting the charms of his skating partner.
The presenter held up a newspaper page that showed Canadian Brianne, 36, wearing a sexy basque.
And he grinned: “In The Sun today, I was struck by the charms of this young lady.
“Then I realised it’s Brianne, Alex’s dance partner.”
Piers, 52, then looked at his weatherman and teased: “Are we keeping things just to the ice?”
But married Alex wasn’t rising to the bait. He replied: “Yes, we are.”