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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."

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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."

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Dancing On Ice star Gareth Thomas still not recovered from illness that led him to withdraw from the competition

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