Dancing on Ice celeb Zoe Salmon has said she is thrilled that the show has helped her to shed her ‘girl next door’ image.

And the former Blue Peter presenter told The Sun she was enjoying it so much she would carry on skating after the series ends.

“I’m thrilled because I hate going to the gym but now I’ve found a sport I absolutely adore and it’s keeping me very fit.”

However, the 29-year-old – who is partnered by Matt Evers on the ITV1 show – added that she was still suffering after bruising a rib during rehearsal’s for last week’s show.

“I’m still in a lot of pain. It’s strapped up and I’m taking lots of different tablets to get through it, but I’m just so relieved it’s not broken.

We’ve had to change the routine twice, but we have still got some fabulous moves.”

Meanwhile, Melinda Messenger is the bookies’ favourite to get the boot from the show this weekend.

Paddy Power are offering odds of 5-4 on the former glamour model going after she survived last week’s skate-off.