Who is Wes Nelson? Meet the Dancing on Ice contestant and Love Island star

Will the reality TV star be able to emulate Kem Cetinay’s success?

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

Dancing on Ice 2019 is returning in the New Year with Wes Nelson confirmed as one of its competitors.

[Read more: Who is taking part in Dancing on Ice 2019?]

Age: 20

Occupation: Design engineer and reality TV star

Best known for: Although Wes has a very impressive career as an electrical and nuclear systems design engineer, he’s best known for something a little less highbrow.

Wes was one of the contestants on 2018’s Love Island and impressed viewers with his dance moves and kickboxing skills.

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He’ll be hoping to cash in on the ITV fandom that last year’s Love Island winner and Dancing on Ice contestant Kem Cetinay enjoyed when he takes to the rink.

The TV star is still in a relationship with Megan Barton Hanson, who he met in the Love Island villa.

He said: "Gemma Collins is going to wipe the floor with me, I'm super intimidated.

“I've been looking at the line up thinking 'oh my gosh!' Of course you'll be seeing my hips on the ice and the hips don't lie!"

Partner: TBC

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Dancing on Ice returns to ITV in January 2019.

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