Who is Brian McFadden? Meet the Dancing on Ice contestant and popstar

The former Westlife star is taking to the ice for the new series.

TV’s wintriest reality contest is heading back to the ice after a revamp in 2018.

Dancing on Ice is back for 2019 and will star singer Brian McFadden – find out more about him below.

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Age: 38

Occupation: Singer

Best known for: Brian McFadden found fame as a member of the Irish boyband Westlife, who had hits with Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, and World of Our Own.

He was big news in pop fan circles for his marriage to Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona, and eventually left the group to concentrate on family life with their two children, although the couple later split.

Brian also had a solo career and spent time living in Australia, where he had a long relationship with ex-Neighbours star Delta Goodrem, before moving back home to Ireland and marrying model Vogue Williams, who he also recently split with.

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The singer’s TV career has included judging Australian Idol and Australia’s Got Talent, and presenting Who’s Doing the Dishes.

He’s had some useful experience before, having taken part in dance contest Stepping Out and winter sports competition The Jump.

He said: "I'm very excited. I've already been practising out the back garden on my rollerblades and my mum says I'm a one man Torvill and Dean."

Partner: TBC

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Dancing on Ice returns to ITV in January 2019.

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