Dancing On Ice was 'therapy' for Mikey Graham

Interview by Sinead Garvan
Newsbeat entertainment reporter

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Boyzone's Mikey Graham says concentrating on training for ITV1's Dancing on Ice has helped him get over the death of Stephen Gately. He also admitted that hearing his friend's voice on the band's upcoming single was "absolutely heartbreaking".

Graham is one of 14 celebrities poised to take to the ice when the show returns for its fifth series. Others taking part include Emily Atack from The Inbetweeners, Gary Lucy from The Bill and Kieron Richardson from Hollyoaks.

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image captionStephen Gately died in October 2009 during a holiday in Majorca, Spain

Dancing On Ice starts on Friday 8 January at 9pm on ITV1.

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