26 September 2019 18:48
LUCREZIA Millarini is the famous ITV newsreader who became the fourth celebrity announced to join the show for its forthcoming series. She's shared a lengthy relationship with the broadcasting network, but now she's stepping out of her comfort zone by joining its ice skating competition. Here's the lowdown… 3 Lucrezia is a popular journalist joining the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice Credit: Getty Images - Getty Who is Lucrezia Millarini? Lucrezia Millarini, 43, is a British journalist who has helmed a number of news programs on ITV, including ITV News London, ITV Lunchtime News and ITV Weekend News. She started her career working for a local radio station based in Oxford before joining ITN's digital team in London, which saw her reporting for the brand's online department.
From there, Lucrezia went on to land a new position at ITV News London as an Entertainment Correspondent but has since become a regular presenter for the 6pm programme. 3 Dancing On Ice will be quite the experience for her Credit: Getty - Contributor What has she said about Dancing On Ice? Lucrezia is convinced that she won't be leaving the show without a few bruises from the intense training sessions she'll have to commit herself to. Nonetheless, the television presenter is stoked about the opportunity and says she can't wait to see the progress she expects to make week-to-week. "I'm super excited to be joining the line-up for DOI! I can't wait to get out there on the ice and start training. "While the news agenda is already pretty busy these days, I know life is about to get a lot busier…with a few bruises along the way!" Lucrezia will be joining the likes of Love Island's Maura Higgins, football player Kevin Kilkane and Michael Barrymore as they compete for the winner's title and the iconic trophy. 3 Dancing On Ice returns next year on ITV. with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield as hosts Credit: Rex Features When does Dancing On Ice start? There is still no date confirmed for the next series. However, it is likely that the new series of the show will kick off around the same time as the previous two seasons, which have started on the first weekend of January. If the trend continues, we could see the new series of Dancing on Ice start on January 5, 2020. more on dancing on ice head to the rink Who is Lisa George? Dancing on Ice 2020 and former Coronation Street star MORE ABOUT MAURA Who is Maura Higgins? Love Island star and Dancing On Ice 2020 contestant chin up Corrie's Lisa George terrified of skating on DOI after nasty childhood ice injury stepping on the ice Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins reveals he auditioned for DOI three times Exclusive GET YOUR SKATES ON! Dancing On Ice 2020 contestants revealed in full as Trisha joins series Does Lucrezia have social media? Given that she's a journalist, it would seem rather important for Lucrezia to have a social media following - and she sure does. On Twitter, she's known as @lucrezianews - her account has over 10.5k followers, and you can tell she's active on the site given that she's tweeted almost 20,000 tweets. And on Instagram, the TV personality goes by the username @lucreziaitv - in case you needed a reminder of where she works. There's no denying that Lucrezia has a love for animals, posing frequently with she also seems to be very big on nature, photographing beautiful landscapes every so often. Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Lisa George's worries ahead of her Dancing On Ice appearance are more than just pre-performance nerves. The Coronation Street star opened up today about how a childhood injury put an end to her ice skating more than 40 years ago. Lisa, who plays Beth Tinker on the Cobbles, told ITV's Lorraine about her last encounter with the ice which saw her chin cut open. She explained: "I did when I was a child, I did it for a couple of years until I was about nine. "I was in a competition and I fell. I stuck my blades in the ice and a shard of ice shot up and cut my chin open. That was the end of my skating career. I'm 49 this year so I haven't been on the ice for 40 years." Lisa also opened up about the pearls of wisdom Andrew Whyment, who plays her on-screen fella Kirk Sutherland, had given her ahead of her appearance on the ITV2 show. Andrew took part on Dancing On Ice in 2012. Lisa laughed: "He just told me, 'it's really hard work Lis'." Host Lorraine Kelly then enquired as to how the Corrie star's first rehearsal had gone. (Image: ITV) Lisa said: "Yesterday was the first session. It was good, I really enjoyed it. I was a bit scared. I was quite nervous because it was really glossy, the ice, and I thought, that's how I fell. I had this flashback. But I was ok, I didn't fall over at all." The actress also explained how a birthday milestone next year was the catalyst for her taking part. She said: "It's a huge birthday for me. I can't believe I am 50 next year. I just thought, if I don't do this now, I'm never going to have the chance to do it again. I'm just doing it for me. "I can't believe I'm going to go back on the ice. I just felt when I stepped on the ice yesterday, I felt like I was a little nine-year-old again. I felt free and I was buzzing, really happy. "It was a really weird experience. I got in my car and I was quite emotional afterwards." Lisa joins Michael Barrymore, Maura Higgins, Kevin Kilbane, Lucrezia Millarini and H in the 2020 line up. Lorraine airs weekdays from 8.30am on ITV.