Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor is set to swap the cobbles for the ice rink.
The actress, famed for playing Sally Webster/Metcalfe in the ITV soap, has been confirmed as the first contestant for Dancing On Ice 2022.
The ice skating series, hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, usually airs in January.
Sally, 58, appeared on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV show via video link to reveal the news.
The confirmation comes after she was spotted practicing at an ice rink.
Sally said she’s ‘so scared’ about taking part and that now everyone knows, she ‘can’t back out’.
“It’s a massive challenge, Lorraine. But I’m not getting any younger,” she said on the ITV programme on Monday morning.
“I just want to do this for myself. Give me a bit of confidence and do something different.”
Last year’s series was won by Capital FM DJ Sonny Jay with his professional partner Angela Egan.
He saw off competition from former Corrie star Faye Brookes, who finished second, and won the public vote during the final In March.
The Dancing On Ice 2021 final was brought forward after the competition was struck by injury and illness forcing a number of contestants to withdraw.
The first celebrity announcement for the upcoming series comes after ITV announced that John Barrowman will no longer feature on Dancing On Ice.
The actor has appeared as a judge on the celebrity skating competition since 2019 after previously appearing on the show as a contestant in 2006.
A spokeswoman for ITV said: “We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing On Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials.”