Rachel Stevens looks in high spirits ahead of Dancing On Ice training


Rachel Stevens looks in high spirits as she prepares to be put through her paces during another bout of Dancing On Ice training


She has been learning the ropes on the ice with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield.

And Rachel Stevens looked delighted ahead of her latest bout of Dancing On Ice training on Thursday, arriving at Alexandra Palace, London, smiling from ear-to-ear.

The former S Club 7 songstress, 43, carried a large bag with her as she wrapped up in a thick coat and khaki jumper. 

Working hard: Rachel Stevens looked in high spirits on Thursday as she prepared to be put through her paces during another bout of Dancing On Ice training (pictured at Alexandra Palace, London)

Rocking a chic pair of cat-eye shades as she took some selfies – or photos of her surroundings – the pop singer embraced some time in the autumnal sunshine before she hit the ice. 

Her chunky black boots would be imminently swapped for skates amid her gearing up for her debut performance in January 2022.   

Last week, Rachel demonstrated her impressive moves while rehearsing for the ITV show. 

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

Rehearsals-bound: Rocking a chic pair of cat-eye shades as she took some selfies - or photos of her surroundings - the pop singer embraced some time in the autumnal sunshine before she hit the ice

Keeping warm: She wrapped up in a thick coat and khaki jumper

Rehearsals-bound: Rocking a chic pair of cat-eye shades as she took some selfies – or photos of her surroundings – the pop singer embraced some time in the autumnal sunshine before she hit the ice

Trading: Rachel's chunky black boots would be imminently swapped for skates as she gears up for her debut performance in January 2022

Trading: Rachel’s chunky black boots would be imminently swapped for skates as she gears up for her debut performance in January 2022

Snapping away: The former S Club 7 star has been learning the ropes on the ice with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield

Snapping away: The former S Club 7 star has been learning the ropes on the ice with professional skater Brendyn Hatfield

Practice: Last week, Rachel demonstrated her impressive moves while rehearsing for the ITV show

Practice: Last week, Rachel demonstrated her impressive moves while rehearsing for the ITV show

The singer will star alongside 12 other celebrities as they set to take on the ice and battle to win the competition. 

She donned warm black activewear including a fleece jacketed and a pair of practical leggings for her gruelling training session. 

Rachel wore her blonde balayage hair down in a loose wave as she took to he ice to practice her ‘spins’.

Team: Rachel will work alongside Brendyn in the new series that is set to kick off in January and the pair have been throwing themselves into rehearsals

Team: Rachel will work alongside Brendyn in the new series that is set to kick off in January and the pair have been throwing themselves into rehearsals

Hilarious: Brendyn laughed in the video he shared to his Story as the pair held hands and joked that Rachel needed to work on her 'edges' instead

Hilarious: Brendyn laughed in the video he shared to his Story as the pair held hands and joked that Rachel needed to work on her ‘edges’ instead

Cosy: Rachel donned warm black activewear including a fleece jacketed and a pair of practical leggings for her gruelling training session

Cosy: Rachel donned warm black activewear including a fleece jacketed and a pair of practical leggings for her gruelling training session 

Thrilled: Brendan took to Twitter to praise the singer and said he was 'beyond thrilled with her skating ability'

Thrilled: Brendan took to Twitter to praise the singer and said he was ‘beyond thrilled with her skating ability’

Partner Brendyn laughed in the video he shared to his Story as the pair held hands and 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.’

Dinner: She wore an oversized pair of black shades and long brown trench coat and chunky roll neck jumper as she pouted for her Story as she headed out for dinner after the session

Dinner: She wore an oversized pair of black shades and long brown trench coat and chunky roll neck jumper as she pouted for her Story as she headed out for dinner after the session

Girls night: The singer enjoyed a plate of sushi while out with a friend at Sekushi restaurant in Bushey Heath

Girls night: The singer enjoyed a plate of sushi while out with a friend at Sekushi restaurant in Bushey Heath

Elsewhere on Thursday, Rachel put on a more glamorous display as she headed out for dinner after her training session.

The singer posed for photos in the back of a taxi as she stepped out for Sushi with a friend at Sekushi in Bushey Heath. 

She wore an oversized pair of black shades and long brown trench coat and chunky roll neck jumper as she pouted for her Story.  

Rachel will star alongside fellow celebrities Pussycat Dolls Kimberly Wyatt, Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays dancer Bez, Paralympian Stef Reid, Love Island’s Liberty Poole and rugby star Ben Foden. 

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                                                                     

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

 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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