Comedian Darren Harriott latest celebrity signed up for ‘Dancing on Ice’
Comedian Darren Harriott is the latest celebrity to sign up for ‘Dancing on Ice’.
The 34-year-old said he fears his big feet will get in the way of his success and his family are taking bets he take a tumble on the opening show.
He confirmed his participation on Trisha Goddard’s TalkTV show, saying: “I’ve got giant feet, I don't skate and I can't dance!
“My family has already made bets - they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!”
Best known as a stand-up, Darren was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and best show in 2019.
He’s the eighth famous face to join the line-up of the ITV skating show, with the others confirmed as ex-EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, 50, former footballer John Fashanu, 60, Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 28, Olympian Nile Wilson, 26, actress Mollie Gallagher, 24, drag queen The Vivienne, 29, and former TOWIE regular Joey Essex, 32.
A total of 11 celebrities will skate live each week on the upcoming series.
Joey said on Friday (07.10.22) he had been set to appear in the 2013 run but had been “too immature” and was “messing around” during rehearsal.
He added: “I’m so excited. I wanted something in my life with structure and it’s more serious than what I usually do.
“I’ve done all the dating shows in the world but this is more serious... like ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’.
“I used to go to foam parties in a dancing rink – I’m not the best skater. I did it maybe when I was 11 or 12 but nothing proper. It’s scary, it’s a competition, I’ve done ‘The Jump’ which is similar, sort of... well, I won it, but I don’t know how.
“This is one of them shows I’m looking at thinking winning would be a bonus, I’m gonna put all my energy into it.
“When I came out of the jungle in 2013, we met with producers, I went on the ice but I was a little bit immature and was messing around and it wasn't right for me and the producers knew too but at this time of my life I’m ready.
“I’m already in training now... well not for the ice but in the gym – doing the running.”