HomeTVBillie Shepherd and Rufus Hound complete 'Dancing On Ice' 2021 line-up

Billie Shepherd and Rufus Hound complete ‘Dancing On Ice’ 2021 line-up

TV personality and business woman Billie Shepherd and comedian/actor Rufus Hound are the final two celebrities confirmed to take part in ‘Dancing on Ice‘ 2021.

Billie (aka Billie Faiers) is best-known for appearing on ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ and ITVBe’s ‘Sam & Billie: The Mummy Diaries’.

Confirming on her social media channels today, Billie said: “I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part in @dancingonice. I still can’t believe I am actually doing it !!  … I am soooo nervous but so excited … This will honestly be one of my biggest challenges yet !! I have zero ice skating or dance experience. But I’m going to give it my all and make my family and most of all Nelly and Arthur proud. Wish me luck #dancingonice”

Rufus Hound announced the news yesterday on ‘Martin and Roman’s Sunday Best’ on ITV.

He joked: “I’m doing it for the money. I don’t know if you’ve heard but about six months ago this global pandemic hit and made just about everything I’ve ever done to earn a pound note disappear! And so this point has arrived and they said ‘we’ll pay you’ and I said ‘do you know something? I love ice skating!” 

He went on to say: “Training starts in a couple of weeks. I’ve spent the last twenty years in the pub mainly!” 

Sincerely, he added: “the God’s honest truth is, and [gesturing to Martin Kemp] you’re actually a magnificent example of this, as life goes on you find yourself at a moment where you go right I could do this, I could do that, I could have a go and actually the adventure of it is doing things that you might start off thinking not in a million years and then fate conspires and you end up doing the most fun things.”

Martin encouraged Rufus saying “I think you’ve got a really good chance.” Rufus responded “Do you? Have you seen who else is doing it? Olympians!”

Billie and Rufus join the previously announced Myleene Klass, Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brookes, Jason Donovan, Sonny Jay, Rebekah Vardy, Graham Bell, Colin Jackson CBE and Lady Leshurr.

‘Dancing On Ice’ returns to ITV in 2021.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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