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Last Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2006, 13:51 GMT
ITV reveals Dancing On Ice stars
The 11 contestants will compete for public votes

Ulrika Jonsson and former Boyzone singer Stephen Gately are among the stars competing in the second series of ITV1's reality series Dancing on Ice.

They join nine other celebrities performing complex ice skating routines under the watchful eyes of former Olympic champions Torvill and Dean.

Other contestants include DJ Neil Fox, and Emmerdale actress Emily Symons.

Former Steps singer Lisa Scott-Lee has vowed to continue in the show, despite breaking a rib during training.

She will be joined by former Manchester United footballer Lee Sharpe, Sky News presenter Kay Burley and actress Clare Buckfield from the BBC sitcom 2 Point 4 Children.

England rugby star Kieran Bracken, newsreader Phil Gayle and former Blue singer Duncan James are also taking part.

As in the BBC One hit, Strictly Come Dancing, each celebrity is coached by a professional and must compete for viewers' votes each week to remain in the competition.

Dancing on Ice was one of ITV1's biggest hits last year, pulling in 11.6m viewers for the final, when former Coronation Street actress Gaynor Faye was crowned champion.

The stars will don their glittering costumes and skating blades for the first programme on 13 January.


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