Patsy Palmer is one of the eleven celebrities that has signed up to participate in this year’s Dancing on Ice.
Under the guidance of Olympic figure skating champions, she will take to the ice and compete to become the series winner.
The former Eastenders star, 50, from Bethnal Green in London, has discussed her fears about appearing on the TV show ahead of her first live performance.
The mum-of-four admitted she is concerned about injuring herself on the show due to her age and says she is definitely going to feel the nerves.
“I thought I wasn’t going to do this because it’s going to be too hard. I was also thinking about my age and that I might hurt myself,” she told OK! magazine.
“Mainly, it’s just the physical side that makes me scared, but I know for a fact that I’ll be super nervous when it comes to the live shows - I do get very nervous. But it’s good to have a little bit of nerves.”
She also claimed the challenge of moving location nearly stopped her from doing the show, but she wanted to push herself to motivate her children.
“I always want my kids to see it’s good to be doing fun things, challenging yourself and getting out there.”
Patsy and her husband Richard decided to move their family out to Malibu, California, on the west coast of America in 2014.
The actress has four children, three of which she shares with Richard and one who she shares with boxer Alfie Rothwell.
Prior to signing up for Dancing on Ice, she took part in The Masked Singer in 2020 as Butterfly.
In 2005, Palmer took part in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show to raise money for Children in Need.
She also made a cameo appearance in Catherine Tate’s sketch show, The Catherine Tate Show.
Dancing on Ice will return to television screens for its 15th season on Saturday, 14 January.
The confirmed contestants for 2023 include;
- 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
- Actress and DJ Patsy Palmer
- Football legend John Fashanu