Dancing On Ice: Perri Shakes-Drayton is the latest contestant to join the show [ITV]
The team GB athlete became the tenth celebrity confirmed to be joining the revamped version of ITV skating competition Dancing On Ice.
The news of Perri Shakes-Drayton joining was announced during a live interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra this 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 ice-skating competition returns for a new series in 2018 [ITV]
Dancing On Ice: Perri has said she can’t wait to try on her costumes for the show [Instagram/ Perri Shakes-Drayton]
Ahead of Perri’s Dancing On Ice debut, here’s everything you need to know about the contestant…
What does Perri Shakes-Drayton do?
Perri is an Olympic athlete who has competed in the 400 metres hurdles and the 400 metres sprint.
She made her return to athletics back in 2016, after an injury at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow (six months after becoming European indoor champion) left her knee battered and in need of surgery.
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How old is Perri Shakes-Drayton?
Perri is 28 years old.
Who will Perri Shakes-Drayton be competing against?
How is Perri Shakes-Drayton feeling about hitting the ice?
Speaking about the competition, Perri said “It is an opportunity and I was told in the past I’d never be able to run again and that was not nice to be told…Now the fact my body feels good, I’ve been given a challenge, an opportunity, I’m going to go give it my best shot.”
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Speaking about co-star Kem, she joked: “I came across Kem from Love Island and we saw each other at the ice rink. He saw my skills, I saw his skills… I’m better than him. I’m most excited about the costumes!”