Dancing On Ice: Monty Panesar has joined the line-up for the brand new series [Getty]
The news of Monty Panesar joining Dancing On Ice was made during a live radio interview on BBC Radio Five Live last week.
It was confirmed earlier this year that the ice-skating competition is set to make an epic comeback, three years after it was last on screens.
Dancing on Ice hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be back to front the series, while Jason Gardiner, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will make up the judging panel.
Dancing On Ice: The show is set to return for a new series in 2018 [ITV]
Dancing On Ice: Monty is a former England cricket star [Getty]
Ahead of Monty’s Dancing On Ice debut, here’s everything you need to know about the contestant…
What Does Monty Panesar do?
Monty is a a former England cricketer who enjoyed a successful seven-year international career.
After breaking into the England side in 2006, Monty went on to play 50 Tests for his country, taking 167 wickets.
How old is Monty Panesar?
Monty is 35 years old.
Dancing On Ice: Monty has said he’s looking forward to the challenge of getting on the ice [Getty] Who will Monty Panesar be competing against?
The star joins previously confirmed celebrities Brooke Vincent, Cheryl Baker, Kem Cetinay, Candice Brown, Max Evans, Jake Quickenden, Alex Beresford, Perri Shakes-Drayton and Donna Air on the line-up.
How is Monty Panesar feeling about hitting the ice?
Speaking about the competition, Monty said: “This is a great opportunity to keep myself fit and motivated and try a different sport. I’m looking forward to it.”
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“It’s going to be very exciting,” he added.