Keith Chegwin back in Dancing On Ice as full line-up revealed

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Keith Chegwin is back in the rink in the new series of Dancing On Ice a year after he crashed out of the show when he fell and broke his ribs.

The presenter, who rose to fame on the BBC children's show Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, was so badly injured after his fall last year he had to pull out of the programme.

He is joined in the new series by stars including Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, X Factor winner Shayne Ward and Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex.

Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell are also g etting their skates on along with soap stars Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in Coronation Street, and Matt Lapinskas who played Anthony Moon in EastEnders.

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Anthea Turner, Joe Pasquale and former MP Oona King will be joined on the ITV show, which makes its return on Sunday January 6, by Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas.

The show, presented by Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, also sees the return of sharp-tongued judge Jason Gardiner.

Australian Gardiner, who famously described watching swimming champion Sharron Davies dance as looking at "faecal matter that won't flush", started as a judge when the show launched in 2006.

He also caused controversy when he was accused of bullying former judge Karen Barber by telling her: "If your opinion still mattered, you'd be on the panel."

Gardiner's comments have also included telling Chloe Madeley she had a "baboon bottom" and ex-Neighbours star Craig McLachlan that he looked like he was performing with a "soiled nappy".

Last year's show was won by Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden.

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These are the 12 celebrities who will put on the skates in the next series of Dancing on Ice.

Pamela Anderson

Age: 45

Skating with: Matt Evers.

Most famous for: Donning a red swimsuit in TV series Baywatch to play lifeguard CJ Parker and featuring in a best-selling home video sex tape with her then husband, rock star Tommy Lee.

Anderson has "loads" of bruises on her "legs, arms, hips, head" after falling over but said: "I am actually excited to be taking part."

Anthea Turner

Age: 52

Skating with: Andrew Buchanan.

Most famous for: Former GMTV, National Lottery and Blue Peter presenter whose image was tarnished when she promoted a chocolate bar at her wedding to second husband Grant Bovey.

Turner, nicknamed Princess Tippy Toes, said: "I have got a massive (bruise) on my bum and some on my legs from the lifts!"

Samia Ghadie

Age: 30

Skating with: Sylvain Longchambon.

Most famous for: Playing hairdresser Maria Connor in Coronation Street.

Ghadie said she fears facing the judges on the live shows and said her Street co-star Chris Fountain, who took part in a previous series of Dancing On Ice, was her dream celebrity partner because he is so good at skating.

Beth Tweddle

Age: 27

Skating with: Dan Whiston.

Most famous for: Tweddle has been called Britain's most successful gymnast. She recently added a bronze in the uneven bars at London 2012 to her tally.

Tweddle has a fear of "being the first celebrity to get voted off".

Lauren Goodger

Age: 26

Skating with: Michael Zenezini.

Most famous for: Shooting to fame on The Only Way Is Essex and her on-off relationship with co-star Mark Wright.

Goodger has managed to only "fall over a couple of times" and fears the "pressure" of skating in the live shows.

Oona King, Baroness King of Bow

Age: 45

Skating with: Mark Hanretty.

Most famous for: The former Labour MP lost her Bethnal Green seat to Respect leader George Galloway.

King said US president Barack Obama is her dream celebrity skating partner and that she has managed to escape with no bruises in rehearsals so far.

Gareth Thomas

Age: 38

Skating with: Robin Johnstone.

Famous for: Coming out as gay in 2009 in an attempt to highlight the homophobia he claimed was rampant in sport.

He said he will struggle with "the pressure", adding: "I don't want to let my skating partner down."

Keith Chegwin

Age: 55

Skating with: Olga Sharutenko.

Famous for: Letting it all hang out on naturist game show Naked Jungle.

He said his greatest fear about the show is having to wear a spandex costume.

Luke Campbell

Age: 25

Skating with: Jenna Harrison.

Famous for: Winning boxing gold at the 2012 Olympics.

He said his dream skating partner would be boxing's golden boy Oscar De La Hoya.

Joe Pasquale

Age: 51

Skating with: Vicky Ogden.

Famous for: Being crowned King of the Jungle in winning I'm A celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

He said he was covered in bruises after training, saying: "I smell of Deep Heat every night."

Shayne Ward

Age: 28

Skating with: Maria Filippov.

Famous for: Winning The X Factor.

He said his dream skating partner is Welsh warbler Sir Tom Jones.

Matt Lapinskas

Age: 23

Skating with: Brianne Delcourt.

Famous for: Playing David Essex's son in EastEnders.

He said he would love to team up with his on-screen brother Tony Discipline on the show, saying: "We could do Blade Runners together, which would be fun."

 

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