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Rebekah Vardy joins line-up of upcoming 'Dancing on Ice' series

Amy Johnson
·2-min read
Rebekah Vardy attending the National Television Awards 2019 held at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
Rebekah Vardy (PA Images via Getty Images)

Rebekah Vardy has signed up for the next series of Dancing on Ice.

The 38-year-old, who found herself at the centre of the ‘Wagatha Christie’ saga last year, was confirmed for the competition on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain where host Piers Morgan joked she was "good at skating on thin ice".

Speaking about her skating experience, Vardy said: "My dad taught me how to stand up on a pair of skates when I was about seven years old. He used to take us to the local ice rink so it's a really fun family thing for us to have done together and I'm really excited actually."

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"The only time I've been ice skating since is when we take the kids to our local ice rink at Christmas to have a really good time," she added.

She'll be joined on the ITV programme by contestants Myleene Klass, Colin Jackson, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brookes, Graham Bell, Jason Donovan, Joe-Warren Plant and Sonny Jay.

It won't be the mother-of-five's first reality stint as she previously competed on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017.

Vardy is married to footballer Jamie Vardy and the pair share three children, daughters Sofia and Olivia and son, Finlay.

Watch: Rebekah Vardy opens up about her Wagatha Christie feud with Coleen Rooney

She also has daughter Megan and son Taylor from previous relationships.

Last October, fellow WAG Coleen Rooney publicly claimed Vardy had leaked stories from her private Instagram to the press, saying she had deduced Vardy was responsible by slowly whittling down who could see her posts until only her fellow WAG remained - thus earning Rooney the nickname ‘Wagatha Christie’.

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Jamie and Rebekah Vardy attend the Pride Of Sport Awards 2019 at Grosvenor House on December 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by John Rainford/Getty Images)
Jamie and Rebekah Vardy attend the Pride Of Sport Awards 2019 at Grosvenor House on December 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by John Rainford/Getty Images)

Earlier in 2020 it was reported that Vardy, who vehemently denies any wrongdoing, had launched libel proceedings against Rooney.

Addressing the matter on GMB, Vardy said: “Look, we tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn’t work. I understand people think it’s ridiculous, but what was I meant to do?

"I need to clear my name. I want to clear my name. I will do whatever that takes. I hope it’s going to be resolved soon. It’s just one of the things that has to go through the process unfortunately now.”

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