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First three celebrities confirmed for Dancing on Ice live tour

Denise Van Outen will join the Dancing on Ice tour as a guest judge.

Cheryl Baker, Jake Quickenden and Max Evans will hit the road – and the rink – when Dancing on Ice heads out on a live tour in March.

The three stars currently appear in the revamped ITV series and are the first performers confirmed for the Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour, along with guest judge Denise Van Outen.

Former X Factor and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Quickenden, who has frequently impressed the judges and topped the leaderboard with his routines on the series, said it was “awesome” to be invited to go on tour.

He said: “I genuinely wasn’t expecting to be top of the leaderboard ever, let alone three times, so being able to go on the road to thank all those people who kept me there is such an honour.”

Former Bucks Fizz star Baker has kept viewers entertained with her skating in recent weeks.

“I love going on tour with The Fizz, so going on the road and seeing all the Dancing On Ice fans around the country is going to be so much fun!” she said.

“Hopefully my skating skills will have improved by then too!”

Rugby professional Evans said: “Being asked to be on the live tour is incredible and totally unexpected, but I am thrilled to continue my skating all over the UK.”

Outen will be a new face to the Dancing on Ice team, but has previous judging experience on BBC talent shows I’d Do Anything and Any Dream Will Do and the upcoming Ireland’s Got Talent.

National Television Awards 2018 – Arrivals – London
Denise Van Outen (Ian West/PA)

She said: “I’m so excited to be working on the Dancing on Ice Tour and cannot wait to see the skaters wow the audiences in the arenas.

“It’s going to be spectacular and as a fan of the show, I’m delighted to join the Ice Family!”

More celebrities and professional skaters will be announced for the tour in the coming weeks.

The Dancing on Ice tour, which consists of 27 dates across the UK, kicks off at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on March 23 and will visit cities including Sheffield, Glasgow and Nottingham before coming to an end at the Arena Birmingham on April 15.

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