Dancing on Ice: Love Island winner Ekin-su Cülcüloğlu revealed as third celebrity to take part on ITV show

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The actress won Love Island 2022 with Davide Sanclimenti, finishing ahead of Luca Bish and Gemma Owen

Love Island winner Ekin-su Cülcüloğlu has been confirmed as the third celebrity to take part on the upcoming season of Dancing on Ice.

The actress, who was born in Islington won the series alongside Italian Davide Sanclimenti and was announced after Patsy Palmer and John Fashanu were announced earlier in the week.

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Rumours emerged earlier in October that the 2022 Love Island winner would appear on the show, before the official Dancing on Ice twitter account confirmed the news on October 5.

The account tweeted: “Love Island champion Ekin-Su is ready to get hearts pulsing on the ice.”

Ekin-Su Cuculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti attend the boohooMAN x Shareef & Shaqir O'Neal NYFW Dinner at Sei Less on September 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for boohooMAN)Ekin-Su Cuculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti attend the boohooMAN x Shareef & Shaqir O'Neal NYFW Dinner at Sei Less on September 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for boohooMAN)
Ekin-Su Cuculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti attend the boohooMAN x Shareef & Shaqir O'Neal NYFW Dinner at Sei Less on September 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for boohooMAN)

On her upcoming appearance, she said "I’ve got some amazing news to tell you – I will be doing next year’s Dancing on Ice.

"I’m so excited for the team. I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned, and see you on the ice!"

When does Dancing on Ice 2023 begin?

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No start date has yet to be confirmed, but Dancing on Ice is expected to air in January 2023, as it usually does.

Who else has been confirmed?

So far, three celebrities have been confirmed with all three hailing from London.

The first celebrity to be revealed was ex-Eastenders star Patsy Palmer, who is most known for her role as Bianca Jackson on the BBC One soap.

Asked why she decided to take part this year, she said: “Out of all the things that came through at that time, this was the one that I had to really think about.

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“Obviously I wanted to challenge myself, get back to work, get out of my comfort zone. I just thought, I’ll just go for it! It seems a lot of fun. I do like ice skating, although I’m not a figure skater.”

“I’ve been absolutely terrified before, but I feel like the pact I made myself when I was 50, which I was this year, was that I had to do things to challenge myself for the next couple of years and get out of my comfort zone.

“I don’t wanna get stuck in this thing of, “Ah I’m 50!” It’s such a weird age. This is for all the 50 year olds that think they can’t challenge themselves!”

The other celebrity to be revealed is ex-Millwall striker John Fashanu.

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“I’m so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to people that I’m very competitive - I am definitely in it to win it.

“And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge.”

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