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Caprice completes Dancing on Ice line-up

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Model Caprice Bourret is the 12th and final celebrity confirmed to be taking part in Dancing On Ice.

The 47-year-old revealed the news to Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show on Tuesday morning.

"At the moment no nerves," she said, adding: "I'm excited more than anything."

The London-based Californian is no stranger to British reality TV, having appeared on Celebrity Big Brother back in 2005.

As a model, Caprice has appeared on the cover of Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and FHM.

Let's take a look at who will be joining her out on the rink in January.

Trisha Goddard

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On Monday, Trisha Goddard was named as the penultimate celebrity skater booked for next year's ITV show.

The TV chat show host, whose series Trisha ran for 12 years, was revealed as a contestant on Monday's Good Morning Britain.

"I learned to ice skate when I was a kid," the TV host explained.

When asked if she could "lift", she joked "Yes. In my hotel, up to the fifth floor in the lift!"

Goddard is best known for her ITV mid-morning talk show Trisha, which ran from 1998-2004, before moving to Channel 5, where it remained until 2010.

She later moved to the States and hosted a US version of the show before it was cancelled in 2014.

On joining the show, Trisha added: "I love physical stuff. Every day I bike ride, I weight train, I love any physical thing. I learned to ski at 37, I learned to roller blade at 42. I'm 62 in December. I thought 'why not?'"

Michael Barrymore

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Last week former TV presenter Michael Barrymore was one of the first two celebrities to be named for the new series.

Barrymore, 67, told This Morning he was "delighted" to be joining the contest.

He made his name hosting shows like Strike It Lucky and Kids Say the Funniest Things in the 1980s and 90s. But his career effectively ended after a man died in a swimming pool at his home in 2001. He was arrested in 2007, but was released without charge.

He sued Essex Police for lost earnings, claiming the arrest had cost him £2.4m, but dropped the claim in July.

Maura Higgins

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Image caption Maura Higgins reached the final of this year's Love Island

Love Island star Maura Higgins was announced alongside Barrymore as one of the first names on the list.

Higgins, who made the 2019 final of the ITV2 dating show, said: "I've skated once in my life for fun, so I've no experience at all. I'm up for the challenge."

She added: "I'm more excited than scared. I'm competitive so I think that will drive me."

In July the 28-year-old found herself embroiled in a TV controversy after watchdog Ofcom decided not to investigate 700 complaints about her repeatedly trying to kiss Tommy on the show.

Kevin Kilbane

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Also on the DOI list is former Everton and Republic of Ireland footballer Kevin Kilbane, who should at least be able to demonstrate some nimble footwork.

"I think I'll probably be the novelty act!" the 42-year-old told RTE's Late Late show.

Kilbane, who played for Ireland at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea, now works as a BBC pundit and in 2015 ran the London Marathon in aid of the Down's Syndrome Association.

Ian 'H' Watkins

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Ian 'H' Watkins from Steps appeared live on Good Morning Britain to confirm he'd signed on the dotted dancing line.

The dance-pop act made a comeback in 2017, after a five year hiatus. They returned with a number two album, Tears on the Dancefloor, and a UK tour but then skating and dancing are two very different prospects.

"What am I doing?" asked the 43-year-old.

"I have frantically been YouTubing [former contestants] James Jordan and Ray Quinn".

He added: "I have kids now so it's a skill I can learn and take my kids to the ice. It's scary and exciting and now there's no turning back. I know I'm going to be put through my paces and that's the name of the game."

Joe Swash

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Best known for playing Mickey Miller in Eastenders, Joe Swash went on to become a reality TV star when he won I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2008.

"I can't even dance when I'm on a dancefloor" he told ITV's Loose Women.

Swash's girlfriend and fellow TV personality Stacey Solomon was also warned "he might be practicing his ice moves on you!"

Lisa George

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Lisa George plays Beth Tinker in Coronation Street and confirmed to ITV's Lorraine that she was heading for her own ice age.

The actor said: "I haven't been on the ice for about 40 years.

"I can't believe I'm 50 next year and I just thought 'if I don't do this now I'm never going to have the chance to do it again'."

Perri Kiely

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Perri Kiely, from British street dance troupe Diversity, appeared live on Kiss FM Drivetime to confirm the news that he will appear on the show.

He said: "I've done a couple of training sessions. Not gonna lie, it's hard. It's game face."

He's stepped up to the big occasion before, having won the second series of Tom Daly's diving show, Splash! in 2014.

Libby Clegg

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Scottish Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg, is used to performing under pressure.

Clegg, who is registered blind due to a deteriorative condition in her eyes known as Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy disease, won two Gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio - breaking a world record in the process.

"Well, it's finally been announced!" she wrote on Twitter. "I'll be swapping my sprint spikes for ice skates in the coming months! Hopefully skating my way to success on the ice rink too.

"Incredibly exciting opportunity which I can't wait to embrace!"

Lucrezia Millarini

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"She's used to delivering the news, but can she deliver the moves?" quipped the Dancing on Ice Twitter account.

Millanirini, 43, fronts the ITV lunchtime news and revealed she "can't wait" to take on the challenge.

"I'm super excited to be joining the line up for DOI!" she said. "I can't wait to get out there on the ice and start training."

Ben Hanlin

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"The cat's out of the bag!... Or should I say skate!" joked the magician, while literally pulling an ice skate out of a shopping bag.

We suppose it's more original than pulling yet another rabbit out of a hat.

"I can't wait, let's do this!" said the 33-year-old.

All of the above celebs will skate with professional partners and attempt to impress viewers and the judges, which this year includes John Barrowman - who replaces Jason Gardiner.

The actor will join Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo on the judging panel for the show, once again hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

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