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Dancing on Ice star Billie Faiers: Who is she and did she feud with Phillip Schofield?

The former TOWIE star has a famous sister and her own reality TV show

Billie Faiers has joined the line-up of celebrities set to take part in this year’s Dancing on Ice.

Former TOWIE star Billie, 30, was announced as the 11th contestant and will compete against the likes of Rebekah Vardy, Jason Donovan, Faye Brookes and Denise van Outen.

Billie Faiers
Billie Faiers has joined the cast of Dancing on Ice (Credit: ITV)

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Who is Billie Faiers?

Billie is the sassy sister of Sam Faiers.

The glam siblings appeared on The Only Way is Essex and now feature in their own ITVBe series Sam and Billie: The Mummy Diaries.

Billie, also known by her married name Billie Shepherd, is one of the stars of Dancing on Ice 2021.

Why is Billie Faiers famous?

Billie made a brief appearance in the first series of TOWIE in 2010, but managed to avoid most of the dramz.

She later joined the cast full time but didn’t really have many storylines of her own as she kept her real life boyfriend Greg Shepherd out of the show.

Billie announced she was leaving the reality TV series in 2016.

She explained she wanted to concentrate on her family and other TV projects.

Billie and Sam Faiers on TOWIE
Billie and Sam Faiers on TOWIE (Credit: ITV2)

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Is Billie Faiers married?

Billie married broker and businessman Greg Shepherd in 2019, eight years after they first met.

She says about married life: “It’s lovely to have the same surname as Greg and the kids, and we do feel more stable but not much has changed. As I always say having kids is a bigger commitment than getting married.”

Greg recently took a step back from his city job so that he could focus on The Mummy Diaries, although he continues to dabbles in finance.

Billie told OK!: “He does still work as we both think it’s important to have a plan B. But he loves being more involved in the entertainment side of things. Greg does love his new-found fame as we love to joke on the show.”

Does Billie Faiers have kids?

She has two children, six-year-old daughter Nelly and three-year-old son Arthur.

Billie gushed after Nelly was born: “I love that I have a little daughter. I love seeing her grow every day and it’s brought Greg and I closer. I love having a family and I can’t wait to expand it.”

Billie is keen to have a third child, but Greg has other ideas.

She told New! magazine: “At the moment we’re both happy with two.

“We’re so busy and we’ve got the house renovation. In the future I’d definitely [like more], whereas Greg is like, ‘I’m happy with two!’ I’d like one more, but we’ll see what happens.”

Billie and Sam Faiers
Sam and Billie are sisters and co-stars on The Mummy Diaries (Credit: Splash)

Did Billie want to do Strictly?

Billie has previously said that her dream show was Strictly Come Dancing.

She said: “Not only would it be an amazing experience, but I would love to take myself out of my comfort zone.”

Oh well, DOI is next best thing!

Did Billie Faiers and Phillip Schofield fall out?

Billie appeared on This Morning in 2019 and took objection to Phillip Schofield’s interviewing technique.

Phillip grilled her over the cost of her lavish beach wedding to Greg.

Phillip said: “This is the Kuramathi Resort in the Maldives. So we had a look, if you were to stay there next Saturday it would be £650 a night, that would be £4,588 for a week for the superior beach villa.

“The whole week for 100 guests, £229,000. So you must have got a deal there. £229,000 for your wedding?”

After the show, Billie raged:  “They were trying to insinuate that we got the wedding for free, which is so far from the truth. We saved for our wedding for years.”

We can’t wait to see if there is any chilly tension between Phillip and Billie when the series starts in January!

Dancing on Ice returns to our screens in January 2020 on ITV

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