Every one of those Dancing On Ice contestants wants to be crowned champion of the ITV series – and Cheryl Baker isn’t taking any chances.
The Bucks Fizz singer, 63, has gone the extra mile to conquer her “fear” of the frozen stuff and ensure that she’s in with a chance of winning the competition.
She’s moved her professional partner, Dan Whiston, into the home she shares with her husband!
During her first training session for Dancing On Ice, the mum-of-two fell over and hurt her coccyx. She later injured her shoulder and wrist in another fall.
And having been involved in a coach crash with Bucks Fizz in 1984 – in which she damaged her spine – Cheryl has been left with a crisis of confidence.
Her solution? To spend as much time with Dan as possible.
And that meant inviting him to stay at her home – with her husband Steve Stroud’s blessing.
The former Eurovision winner told OK! magazine: “It gives us more time to practise off the ice.
“It’s great. I absolutely adore him. He’s kind and he understands about my fear. I don’t respond well to being told off. If I had a strict coach, I’d have quit before now.”
“When I’m in Dan’s arms, he’s so strong and… makes me feel safe. That makes me feel like I can do anything. But when I’m on my own, I go to pieces.”
This isn’t the first time Dan has been invited to stay with his celebrity partner on Dancing On Ice.
Back in 2008, the 41-year-old went to live with Linda Lusardi, her husband and children – and the ploy seemed to work, as the skating pair finished a respectable sixth in that year’s competition.
Candice Brown and her professional partner Matt Evers were the first couple to be voted off this series of Dancing On Ice.
The pair lost out in a skate-off to singer Lemar and his partner Melody Le Moal. The show returns this Sunday on ITV1.