When does Dancing on Ice 2023 start? How to watch and meet the contestants


Dancing on Ice will return to our screens this month with a series that promises “more glitz, glamour and show stopping performances”.

Eleven celebrities including reality TV stars Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and TOWIE star Joey Essex will compete for the trophy.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will host, while Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse will judge the contestants.

Here is everything you need to know about when Dancing on Ice 2023 will kick off, how you can watch it and who you’ll see skating this year.

When will Dancing on Ice 2023 start?

Dancing on Ice will return on Sunday, January 15. It will air from 6.30pm until 8pm on ITV1 and will be available to stream on ITVX.

Dancing on Ice 2023 contestants

  • Actress and DJ Patsy Palmer

  • Football legend John Fashanu

  • Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

  • Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson

  • Coronation Street’s Mollie Gallagher

  • Drag queen and TV personality The Vivienne

  • TV personality Joey Essex

  • Comedian Darren Harriott

  • Actress and West End star Carley Stenson

  • Singer Michelle Heaton

  • The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran

Dancing on Ice 2023 professionals

  • Olivia Smart

  • Sylvain Longchambon

  • Vicky Ogden

  • Klabera Komini

  • Matt Evers

  • Alexandra Schauman

  • Łukasz Różycki

  • Mark Hanretty

  • Brendyn Hatfield

  • Vanessa Bauer

  • Tippy Packard

  • Colin Grafton

When Ekin-Su announced she would be taking part, she said: “I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned, and see you on the ice.”

Meanwhile, Siva Kaneswaran told Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain: “I’m overall very excited, after this I’m going to do training and meet Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.”

Drag queen The Vivienne said: “A drag queen has never performed before so we’re not quite sure how it will work yet,” because drag is “very restrictive”, as reported by the Mirror.