Jason Donovan confirmed for 'Dancing On Ice'

Jason Donovan, one of the cast members of The War of The Worlds, photographed at Jeff Wayne�s studio in Shenley, ahead of the 40th anniversary tour.
Jason Donovan (PA)

Jason Donovan is set to strap on his skates for the next series of Dancing On Ice.

The former Neighbours star’s name was revealed on This Morning on Thursday.

Read more: Brianne Delcourt shows off growing baby bump

He told hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that he had signed up for the 2021 series of the ice-skating contest because he had “always been a big fan of winter sports, whether it's ski-ing, skating, snowboarding... après ski-ing!"

"My daughter Molly is very excited about me doing shapes on the dancefloor or maybe not... depending on how it goes!” added Donovan, 52.

“And also the opportunity to spend a Sunday night with you guys."

Jason Donovan arriving for The Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Jason Donovan (PA)

The actor and singer said he thought mastering ice-skating was all about balance and confidence.

“I’ve done a little bit of skating in my youth, in Australia surprisingly in the heat of an Australian summer,” he said. “I’ve surfed, I’ve skied a lot so I guess I’ll bring a little bit of that confidence.”

Read more: Myleene Klass announces she's joining Dancing On Ice

Donovan was the fifth celebrity to be announced for the show, alongside Myleene Klass, Joe-Warren Plant, Faye Brookes and Denise Van Outen.

Several more stars are due to be announced in the coming days.

Willoughby and Schofield will once again return to present the ITV show and the expert panel of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will all resume their roles as judges.

The competition typically kicks off in January.