Kerry Katona and her Dancing On Ice 2011 co-stars are looking to take over from Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor in the reality TV wars when the show starts again in the new year.
The 2011 line-up features Kerry, 30, Frank Lampard’s ex Elen Rives, 80’s rapper Vanilla Ice and Jeff Brazier, the father of Jade Goody’s two sons.
Kerry Katona, who recently launched her new reality TV show Coming Clean on ITV2, which chronicles her recovery from drug addiction, will be showing off her new svelte figure on the BBC show after losing more than a stone this year.
However, she is already off to a bad start after injuring herself during training.
A source told The Daily Mail: “Kerry is in agony after fracturing two of her ribs skating. The problem is that she has kept on and on and on and that has made it worse.
“But that is just how determined she is to make the start of Dancing on Ice. This is her big chance to win over the British public again after all she has been through.”
Other contestants on the show include Richard and Judy’s daughter Chloe Madeley, Loose Women presenter Denise Welch, cricketer Dominic Cork, Nickelodeon presenter Laura Hamilton and Chris Moyles’ sidekick Comedy Dave.
The soaps are all well-represented too, with Coronation Street’s Steven Arnold, Neighbours’ Craig McLachlan, Jennifer Metcalfe, who played Mercedes Mcqueen in Hollyoaks, and two former Eastenders stars in the shape of Nadia Sawalha and Sam Attwater.
Kerry Katona is rumoured to have accepted a £60,000 fee for taking part in the show. Poor Comedy Dave, on the other hand, is walking away with just £20,000.