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Rebekah Vardy confirmed for Dancing On Ice and says she will 'clear her name'


Rebekah Vardy is the latest celebrity to be confirmed for ITV’s Dancing On Ice.

The 38-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to break the news.

But of course, cheeky GMB host Piers couldn’t resist teasing her about the ‘Wagatha Christie’ drama and joked that she was “used to skating on thin ice”.

When probed, she also insisted that she would “clear her name” amid the Coleen Rooney drama.

She will be joining the likes of Jason Donovan, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brookes and Sonny Jay, all of whom will take to the ice in January.

Confirming the news, Piers said that it was “someone you’d least expect to be putting on the skates and tackling the ice”.

Rebekah was sat in her car to speak to the pair and admitted that she was currently on the school run.

“My dad taught me how to stand up on a pair of skates, at least, when was about seven years old,” she said. “We used to go skating a lot when he picked us up when my mum and dad split up and we’d go and stay with him for the weekend.

“He used to take us to the local ice rink so it’s a really fun family thing for us to have done together. So I’m really excited actually!”

Piers quipped: “Well you are pretty good at skating on thin ice, aren’t you?”

Rebekah laughed, retorting: “That’s rich coming from you!”

Asked what husband Jamie thought of her taking part, Rebekah said that “he thought it was such a brilliant idea”.

Quickly the feud become known as Wagatha Christie after Coleen sensationally claimed she had worked out the culprit by only sharing the fake news to Rebekah’s Instagram

But Piers went on to cheekily say: “Now, I know there’s something we can’t talk about that everyone else is talking about. But the thing we can’t talk about, is there anything you can say about it?”

“You’re so predictable,” Rebekah hit back. “I just knew that was going to come up. I just know what you’re about to say!”

“Everyone’s talking about it,” Piers pointed out. “It’s hard for legal reasons, but is this going to happen?”

Referring to the Coleen Rooney drama, she replied: “Look, we tried to sort things out amicably and it just didn’t work.

“I understand people think it’s ridiculous, but what was I meant to do? I need to clear my name, I want to clear my name and I will do whatever that takes and I hope that it’s going to be resolved soon.”

She said that she had found the situation “tough” but added: “To be fair, Piers, in comparison to what some of the people have gone through with covid and things it’s incomparable.”

Dancing On Ice, like Strictly Come Dancing, will be a very different show this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pro skaters are reportedly set to go into a 14-day quarantine ahead of them being paired with their celebrity partners.

They, like Strictly’s celebs and pros, will be given daily temperature checks before training and have regular check ups.

This year, ITV bosses were determined to beat their BBC rival by splashing the cash on a hoard of big name celebrities.

Meanwhile Strictly, which set to air next month, boasts a line-up including EastEnders star Maisie Smith, comedian Bill Bailey and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo.

Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing will also be taking to the floor after sitting out last year’s show due to injury.

*Dancing On Ice returns in September on ITV





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