The Emmerdale legend is ‘ready to sign up for the 2024 series of Dancing On Ice’… and they could have a secret advantage
Emmerdale legend Roxy Shahidi will reportedly join the line-up of the upcoming season of Dancing On Ice.
The actress, who plays Leyla Harding in the Yorkshire soap, is reportedly due to hit the ice in January and could have a secret advantage on the show.
Aside from her acting skills, the 40-year-old star is also a qualified yoga instructor, which could help her achieve the highest score during the competition.
The line-up is usually filled with high-profile soap stars and Emmerdale has a good track record, with both Gaynor Faye and Matthew Wolfenden lifting the ice trophy on the show.
A TV insider told The Sun: “She’s the perfect choice – she’s been in the soap on and off for 15 years, so she’s very familiar to the audience who already have a connection with her, plus she absolutely stunning, which always helps.” .’
New name: Emmerdale legend Roxy Shahidi will reportedly join the line-up of the upcoming season of Dancing On Ice
From soaps to skates: the actress who plays Leyla Harding in the Yorkshire soap is reportedly due to hit the ice in January (pictured in scenes from March)
Speaking about her love of yoga, they added: “Roxy is extremely flexible, so she will have no problem taking on some of the more challenging positions required for the difficult routines she has to tackle.”
The star regular takes to Instagram to share her yoga routines with her followers as she stretches out in her sunroom.
The actress turned 40 this year and seems ready to tackle one of her biggest challenges yet.
Web has contacted Roxy’s representatives for comment, while ITV declined to comment on the announcement.
It was announced on Friday that Love Island legend Amber Davies would be joining this year’s line-up.
Amber, who won Love Island with Kem Cetinay in 2017, made the announcement on Lorraine.
She said: “I would definitely say I’m an adrenaline junkie, but as I get older I get more and more nervous and I hope I can keep it under control. I don’t want the adrenaline to get the better of me.”
“I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve skated.”
Secret advantage: In addition to her acting skills, the star is also a qualified yoga instructor, which could help her achieve the high score in the competition
Keep fit: The star regular uses Instagram to share her yoga routines with her followers as she stretches out in her sunroom
“When I was younger, I dreamed of being on stage, so my parents said, ‘Just in case, you can’t go’… ‘It’s too dangerous.’
“I’m turning 27 next week and I still asked her for permission!” “I’m going to have a great professional that I don’t know yet.”
Amber will be joined in the upcoming series by S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt, soap star Claire Sweeney and world champion boxer Ricky Hatton MBE.
It has also been reported that Olympian and Strictly star Greg Rutherford could join the line-up, however the news has yet to be confirmed.
DANCING ON ICE: MEET THE 2024 PARTICIPANTS
OCCUPATION: Former professional boxer
WHAT DID HE SAY? “If I can keep my nerve in the boxing ring, I should be able to keep my nerve in the rink.”
WHAT DID SHE SAY? “I’m really looking forward to learning a new skill. “It’s so easy to live a comfortable life and that aspect of variety is very appealing.”
WHAT DID SHE SAY? “I’m entering the unknown here.” I don’t know how I’ll feel. But I’m very excited.’
OCCUPATION: WEST END STAR
WHAT DID SHE SAY? “I would definitely say I’m an adrenaline junkie, but as I get older I get more and more nervous and I hope I can keep it under control. I don’t want the adrenaline to get the better of me.”