Hollyoaks actor Chris Fountain and ex-Emmerdale star Linda Lusardi are among the celebrities taking part in the third series of Dancing On Ice, it has been revealed.

Both Chris (Hollyoaks’ Justin Burton) and Linda (Emmerdale’s Carrie Nicholls) will join 10 other famous faces to perform ice skating routines live on the ITV1 show, which kicks off on Sunday evening.

TV presenters Sarah Greene, Natalie Pinkham, Tim Vincent and Michael Underwood have also signed up to compete in the series, which will once again be hosted by Philip Schofield and Holly Willougby.

Pop stars Gareth Gates and Samantha Mumba, and former Hear’Say singer Suzanne Shaw will also be appearing, with tennis ace Greg Rusedski and javelin champ Steve Backley completing the line-up.

All 12 celebrities will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of rugby player Kyran Bracken, who was crowned the show’s champion in 2007.

Former Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will return to coach the stars but this series sees the arrival of new judge, West End star Ruthie Henshall, who replaces Natalie Bestemianova on the panel.

Dancing On Ice begins on Sunday January 13, at 5.50pm on ITV1.