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Age: 25
Skating with: Jenna Harrison
Number of times fell over on first day: A few times. I still fall over!
Number of bruises so far: A fair few
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: That I can perform on the day
Dream celebrity skating partner: US boxer, Oscar De La Hoya

Age: 51
Skating with: Vicky Ogden
Number of times fell over on first day: 30 times – I was on the rink for 30 minutes and I fell over once every minute.
Number of bruises so far: Loads. I smell of Deep Heat every night.
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: Nothing because I like doing things that scare me – and skating does.
Dream celebrity skating partner: Keith Chegwin. He would have to lift me up.

Age: 28
Skating with: Maria Filippov
Number of times fell over on first day: Amazingly, I didn’t fall over. I have since then though.
Number of bruises so far: I have got hairy legs and so they are quite well hidden. If I shaved them, I would probably have about 100.
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: Making sure I can show I have progressed. I don’t want viewers to cringe when they watch me skate.
Dream celebrity skating partner: Tom Jones

Age: 23
Skating with: Brianne Delcourt
Number of times fell over on first day: A few times. I now find I fall over trying to do the lifts.
Number of bruises so far: A few bumps and bruises. Early on, I fell over and cracked my hip bone into the ice.
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: Something going wrong or my costume splitting open
Dream celebrity skating partner: Tony Discipline who plays my brother, Tyler Moon, in EastEnders. We could do Blade Runners together, which would be fun.

Age: 45
Skating with: Mark Henretty
Number of times fell over on first day: None as thankfully I have barely fallen over at all because I have had one or two men to catch me!
Number of bruises so far: None
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: Getting the choreography of the routine right
Dream celebrity skating partner: Barack Obama. He is quite good at Basketball and so you never know!

Age: 26
Skating with: Michael Zenezini
Number of times fell over on first day: None and I have luckily only managed to fall over a couple of times since.
Number of bruises so far: Scratch on my knee and bruises on my thighs from the lifts
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: The judges, the cameras, everyone watching, the pressure
Dream celebrity skating partner: Channing Tatum. He is absolutely gorgeous!

Age: 27
Skating with: Dan Whiston
Number of times fell over on first day: Four
Number of bruises so far: I have got a big one down my leg and a couple on my elbows.
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: Being the first celebrity to get voted off
Dream celebrity skating partner: The British Olympic gymnasts: Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas or Sam Oldham – but I would have to put them on the ice before I trusted them picking me up!

Age: 30
Skating with: Sylvain Longchambon
Number of times fell over on first day: None. I didn’t fall over for four weeks and then I had a big one!
Number of bruises so far: My hips are so painful that if I touch them with the tip of my finger, it hurts
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: The judges
Dream celebrity skating partner: Coronation Street co-star Chris Fountain because he is my mate and he is brilliant at skating!

Age: 52
Skating with: Andrew Buchanan
Number of times fell over on first day: I haven’t fallen over too much – that’s probably because I skate on the safer side so to speak.
Number of bruises so far: I am not sure but I have got a massive one on my bum and some on my legs from the lifts!
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: The fact that all of a sudden, you are in a competition.
Dream celebrity skating partner: Someone who can make sure I don’t fall and so it would have to be a strapping sportsman like Gareth Thomas!

Age: 45
Skating with: Matt Evers
Number of times fell over on first day: I didn’t! But I have fallen over since then at strange times.
Number of bruises so far: Loads – on my legs, arms, hips, head!
Most embarrassing fear/dread for first live show: I am actually excited to be taking part.
Dream celebrity skating partner: I don’t like celebrities! I am very happy with my partner, Matt.

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