Dancing On Ice 2020: Everything we know so far

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The new series of Dancing On Ice might not be on television until next year - but we're already finding out who the contestants are and when we'll actually get to see them skate for the first time!

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield will return to host the series, and a new judge will appear on the panel!

Read on to learn more about the ice skating series.

Who are the contestants?
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All of the Dancing on Ice 2020 celebrity contestants have now been revealed.

The line-up includes Perri Kiely from dance troupe Diversity, reality TV star Maura Higgins and magician Ben Hanlin.

When will we get to see the celebs skate?

The first time we'll get to see all of the 2020 contestants on the ice, will actually be at the end of this year.

They'll be taking part in a festive special - Dancing on Ice At Christmas.

Not only will we get to see this year's celebs skate for the first time, but there'll also be a performance from judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Some famous faces from previous years will also return to do routines, including actor Ray Quinn and singer Jake Quickenden.

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Actor Ray Quinn won Dancing on Ice in 2009
Who are the judges?

Judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Diversity star Ashley Banjo will be joined by brand new judge John Barrowman!

John is an actor and singer, and one of the contestants on last year's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

He'll replace Jason Gardiner.

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Speaking about his new role, John said: "I am so excited to be returning to the Dancing On Ice family. Unlike most I have been through the rigorous task of skating live as a contestant in the first series."

Which professional skaters are taking part?

The line-up of professional skaters taking part in the show has also been announced.

Matt Evers, who's appeared in every series since the show launched in 2006, will be back.

He'll be joined by Brianne Delcourt, Mark Hanretty, Hamish Gaman, Vanessa Bauer and Alex Murphy.

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Alexandra Schauman, who won last year with former Strictly pro James Jordan, will be back for the new series

Alexandra Schauman won last year with former Strictly pro James Jordan. She'll be back for the next series along with her husband Lukasz Rozycki.

Another pro couple are in the line-up - husband and wife Alexander Demetriou and Carlotta Edwards.

There are some new additions, including Tom Naylor who isn't just a pro skater but also a doctor and orthopaedic surgeon!

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Brendyn Hatfield said he couldn't contain the excitement at joining Dancing On Ice!

Disney On Ice performer Brendyn Hatfield will also be taking part.

It looks like some of the professionals, including Sylvain Longchambon and Patti Quinn, won't have a celebrity partner.

They will appear in select group routines though.

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