She has been learning the ropes on the rink with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield ahead of making her Dancing On Ice debut next week. 

And Rachel Stevens was all smiles as she arrived for training with her partner at Alexandra Palace in north London on Thursday.

The S Club 7 singer, 43, carried a Prada handbag as she wrapped up in a thick camel coat and black scarf.

Working hard: Rachel Stevens was all smiles as she arrived for Dancing On Ice training at Alexandra Palace in north London on Thursday

Working hard: Rachel Stevens was all smiles as she arrived for Dancing On Ice training at Alexandra Palace in north London on Thursday

Working hard: Rachel Stevens was all smiles as she arrived for Dancing On Ice training at Alexandra Palace in north London on Thursday

Rocking a chic pair of dark shades, it was evident the former pop star was about to hit the ice as she carried a massive water bottle.

Rachel dressed for comfort in a black tracksuit and pristine white trainers as she prepared to hit the ice.

She and pro skater Brendyn appeared happy and relaxed in each other’s company ahead of the series launch, which will hit ITV on Sunday January 16 at 6.30pm.

A new batch of celebrities, including Love Island favourite Liberty Poole and Happy Mondays star Bez, will make their debut next week. 

Training-bound: The former S Club 7 singer, 43, carried a Prada bag with her as she wrapped up in a thick camel coat and black scarf with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield

Training-bound: The former S Club 7 singer, 43, carried a Prada bag with her as she wrapped up in a thick camel coat and black scarf with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield

Training-bound: The former S Club 7 singer, 43, carried a Prada bag with her as she wrapped up in a thick camel coat and black scarf with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield

All smiles: Rocking a chic pair of dark shades, it was evident the pop singer was about to hit the ice as she carried a massive water bottle

All smiles: Rocking a chic pair of dark shades, it was evident the pop singer was about to hit the ice as she carried a massive water bottle

Low-key: Rachel dressed for comfort in a black tracksuit and pristine white trainers as she prepared to hit the ice

Low-key: Rachel dressed for comfort in a black tracksuit and pristine white trainers as she prepared to hit the ice

All smiles: Rocking a chic pair of dark shades, it was evident the pop singer was about to hit the ice as she carried a massive water bottle

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Also among this year’s star-studded cast are Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, while Strictly pro Oti Mabuse makes her debut as a judge.

Rugby star Ben Foden, professional dancer Brendan Cole and The Vamps’ Connor Ball will also compete.  

Rachel demonstrated her impressive moves while rehearsing for the ITV show last year. 

The singer threw herself into training with professional dance partner Brendyn, who uploaded a clip of their progress ahead of the series. 

Team: She and pro skater Brendyn appeared happy and relaxed in each other's company ahead of the series launch, which will hit ITV on Sunday January 16 at 6.30pm

Team: She and pro skater Brendyn appeared happy and relaxed in each other's company ahead of the series launch, which will hit ITV on Sunday January 16 at 6.30pm

Team: She and pro skater Brendyn appeared happy and relaxed in each other’s company ahead of the series launch, which will hit ITV on Sunday January 16 at 6.30pm

Partners: A new batch of celebrities, including Love Island favourite Liberty Poole and Happy Mondays' Bez, will make their debut next week

Partners: A new batch of celebrities, including Love Island favourite Liberty Poole and Happy Mondays' Bez, will make their debut next week

Partners: A new batch of celebrities, including Love Island favourite Liberty Poole and Happy Mondays’ Bez, will make their debut next week

The mother-of-two took to the ice to practice her ‘spins’, with partner Brendyn laughing in a social media video as he joked that Rachel needed to work on her ‘edges’ instead. 

Jokes aside, taking to Twitter her professional partner announced: ‘Beyond thrilled with her skating ability and her excitement to learn even more. I literally can’t wait to start creating our future routines together!’ 

In an exclusive with OK! magazine Rachel said: ‘It’s so exciting but it’s so hard. I’ve not fallen over yet, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not!

‘I’m looking forward to so much [about the experience], just getting to be able to skate so I can chase the kids this Christmas.’ 

Hilarious: Rachel demonstrated her moves while rehearsing for the ITV show last year

Hilarious: Rachel demonstrated her moves while rehearsing for the ITV show last year

Hilarious: Rachel demonstrated her moves while rehearsing for the ITV show last year

Dancing On Ice 2022: Who are the celebrities?

KYE WHYTE

Age: 22

Profession: Olympics BMX rider

Kye says: ‘I’d love to see if I can make the final because I’m very competitive.’

RACHEL STEVENS

Age: 43

Profession: Singer

Rachel says‘It now feels really real, this is really happening. I’m so excited, obviously really nervous.’

LIBERTY POOLE

 

Age: 22

Profession: Love Island star  

Liberty says: ‘I ice skate as a hobby sometimes so I can get around the rink but I can’t do any tricks’ 

STEF REID  

Age: 36

Profession: Paralympian

Stef says: ‘I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little bit scary but I cannot wait!’

REGAN GASCOIGNE 

 

Age: 26

Profession: Singer 

Regan says: ‘I love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!’

 KIMBERLY WYATT 

Age: 39

Age: 39

 Age: 39                                                                     

Profession: Pussycat Dolls singer

Kimberly says: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do on there. I’m up for a challenge!’

BRENDAN COLE

 

Age: 45

Profession: Dancer

Brendan says: ‘I’ve known I’d be doing the show for quite some time and I want to get started, I’m so excited to be on the show.’ 

BEN FODEN 

 

Age: 36

Profession: Rugby player  

Ben says:  ‘I like the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I’m quite competitive as well.’

SALLY DYNEVOR  

 

Age:  58

Profession: Coronation Street actress 

Sally says:  ‘This is a massive challenge. I’m so scared! I’ve just got to take every opportunity I get.’

BEZ

 

Age: 57

Profession: Happy Mondays 

Bez says: ‘I’m always up for a challenge and am already in training on the ice.’

RIA HEBDEN

Age: 36

Profession: Presenter

Ria says: ‘It will be brilliant to learn a new scary skill.’

 CONNOR BALL

Age: 25

Age: 25

Age: 25

 Profession: The Vamps bassist

Connor says: ‘I’m excited obviously but I’m really nervous. I’m quite clumsy, accident prone.’

 

 

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