Dancing On Ice contestant Graham Bell has revealed that there will be competition between him and fellow Olympian Colin Jackson when they both take to the ice next year.
The 54-year-old skier is one of the celebrities taking part in the ITV skating show when it returns to our screens early next year.
Speaking to Daily Star Online about going head-to-head with Olympic hurdler Colin, 53, said: "I've skied with Colin before and I'm excited to hook up with him again.
"There is going to be quite a bit of rivalry between the two of us.
"Colin is definitely the one to beat because he did really well on Strictly and I know he is a really good skier."
He added: "Rivalry makes a better show and I think I'm going to try and have as much fun as I can along the way."
Graham took a Silver Medal at the World Junior Ski Championships in 1984 and represented Great Britain at five Winter Olympics in Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998.
The father-of-two may have his sporting background in his favour but he admits that he doesn't have much of a dancing background.
Graham joked: "I went to school in Scotland and every last Thursday in the month we'd do Scottish country dancing instead of PE, that's the extent of my dance training."
"The dancing is my biggest fear. I do have little experience in skating.
"There is a big difference between skiing and skating but there are some transferable skills such as balancing and sliding.
"If the mountains were shut for some reason when we were skiing, we'd go to one of the ice rinks at the resorts.
"When we'd go skating it wouldn't be figure skating, it would be more like playing ice hockey or spend skating.
"Figure skating is completely new to me."
Coronavirus has halted the production of several television shows over the past seven months but Graham has revealed that Dancing On Ice boses have plans in place to make sure the show goes on.
"I'm hoping that if we can't have an audience that we could have our own supporters at least," he said.
Graham and the rest of the Dancing On Ice 2021 cast, which includes WAG Rebekah Vardy and TOWIE icon Billie Faiers, begin rehearsals later this month where they will meet their professional skating partners.
Dancing On Ice is expected to return to ITV in January 2021
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