Dancing On Ice: Donna Air – Who is she? Contestant profile

All you need to know about the TV star and Dancing On Ice 2018 contestant.

Name: Donna Air

Age: 38

Why is she famous? TV presenter and actress.

Professional partner: Mark Hanretty

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What she said:

When Air’s name was announced, she said: "It is absolutely terrifying. It's exciting though, it's looking like it's going to be a great series. It's really difficult. Apparently my posture's terrible so I've got to work on that. I need to build more core strength. My daughter's like 'Oh no mum, you're going to be so embarrassing'."

Where have you seen her before?

Air began her career as a child actress in the TV series Byker Grove, alongside future stars including Ant and Dec.

She went on to launch a TV presenting career with roles on MTV, The Big Breakfast and TFI Friday, and her later acting work included Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon, and various TV dramas.

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You might also have seen Air pictured at various high society events, as the girlfriend of Kate Middleton’s brother James.

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Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in January 2018.

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