A reality star and a rapper will take part in the ITV series next year

Gemma Collins said she might get a “dream body” as she and former EastEnders star Richard Blackwood, who played Vincent Hubbard in the BBC1 soap, were confirmed as contestants in Dancing On Ice.

The reality star and rapper will take part in the ITV series in 2019.

Speaking on This Morning, the pair revealed that they would be competing on the rink and training was due to begin.

Gemma has said the intense training to be ready for the ice could be an opportunity to lose weight.

She told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: “The training is going to be intense. But I might come out of it with a dream body at the end of the show. You never know.”

She has been confirmed as a contestant alongside rapper and actor Richard, who also appeared on This Morning for the announcement.

Dancing On Ice will air in January 2019, with further contestants to be revealed.