Joey Essex to skate a Paso Doble as Dancing On Ice takes on Strictly-style theme

Joey Essex will take to the ice with Vanessa Bauer when Dancing On Ice returns to TV screens this weekend. (ITV)
Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer will skate a Paso Doble in Dancing On Ice. (ITV)

Joey Essex is set to perform a Paso Doble on skates this Sunday as Dancing On Ice takes on a Strictly Come Dancing-style theme.

The ITV1 celebrity skating contest is heading into another theme week, this time challenging the couples to perform different dance styles on ice.

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Reality TV star Essex and his pro skating partner Vanessa Bauer, who he is rumoured to be dating, have opted for a dramatic Paso to Pushin' On by 2Wei and Marvin Brooks.

Meanwhile, Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu and her partner Brendyn Hatfield are going for a Disco style as they prepare to skate to Car Wash by Rose Royce.

Last week, Culculoglu skated a conservative Sound of Music-themed routine after complaints about her skimpy costume in her first appearance, inspired by Britney Spears.

The Vivienne and partner Colin Grafton will skate to country classic Jolene by Dolly Parton, while actor Carley Stenson and Mark Hanretty will perform the Conga on ice to Gloria Estefan.

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Comedian Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard are also going for an upbeat number with a Swing routine to Bucks Fizz hit Making Your Mind Up.

Coronation Street's Mollie Gallagher and Dancing On Ice star Sylvain Longchambon are skating a cheerleading-themed number to To Be Loved by Lizzo, while gymnast Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart are attempting a Street style performance on ice to Dopamine's Friday.

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Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Brendyn Hatfield will skate in a Disco style. (ITV)

Siva Kaneswaran and Klabera Komini will skate a romantic Waltz to Three Times A Lady by Commodores, and Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers complete the line-up with the Time Warp by Black Lace.

This Sunday's Dancing On Ice will also see the return of the skate off for the bottom two pairs, which was scrapped for the last episode and proved an unpopular decision with fans.

Last week, Michelle Heaton was sent home after finishing in last place from the judges' scores and viewer votes, saying she was "gutted" to leave the contest so early.

Dancing On Ice airs on Sunday at 6.25pm on ITV1.