The hard graft began on Wednesday as new Dancing On Ice contestants Rebekah Vardy, Myleene Klass and Denise van Outen prepared for their first day of rehearsals.
The three celebrity contestants made separate arrivals at a London ice rink as they prepared to be put though their paces by a team of professional skaters – including Winter Olympics stars Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Sporting a pink quilted jacket and patterned leggings, football WAG Rebekah, 38, was appropriately dressed as she made her way inside.
It’s… Rebekah Vardy! The Leicester City WAG made an appearance at a London ice rink on Wednesday as she prepared to begin her rehearsals for the new series of Dancing On Ice
The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was venturing out almost a year to the day since Coleen Rooney publicly accused her of leaking stories to the press.
The pair are expected face each other in a libel battle scheduled for November, but Rebekah had more immediate concerns in the form of her shaky skating ability on Tuesday morning.
She was joined by Smooth Radio DJ Myleene, who looked typically stylish in a green bomber jacket and black joggers while climbing from her car.
Incoming: Fellow contestants Myleene Klass (L) and Denise Van Outen (R) were also seen making separate arrivals at the rink
Make way: Sporting a pink quilted jacket and patterned leggings, football WAG Rebekah, 38, was appropriately dressed as she made her way inside
In accordance with current health and safety guidelines, the 42-year old wore a protective mask while making her way into the local rink.
Elsewhere Denise, 46, arrived nursing a much needed coffee as she joined her fellow contestants for a day on the ice.
The presenter was seen hurriedly straightening her leggings after climbing from the rear of her car, a large Louis Vuitton bag slung over one arm.
There you go: Rebekah had some assistance as she climbed from the rear of her car
Looking good: Myleene looked typically stylish in a green bomber jacket and black joggers while climbing from her car
Controversy: Rebekah was venturing out almost a year to the day since Coleen Rooney publicly accused her of leaking stories to the press
Getting ready: was seen hurriedly straightening her leggings after climbing from the rear of her car, before making her way inside the London venue
Cosy: Denise stayed warm beneath a quilted jacket as she idled on a set of steps outside the rink
The appearance comes after Denise joined long-tern Dancing on Ice skater Matt Evers onstage at Proud Embankment in London on Saturday evening.
After the pair embraced – with an assurance from Denise that they’re both tested and coronavirus-free – Matt got down on one knee and asked: ‘Denise will you be my ice skating partner for Dancing On Ice 2020?’
‘Yes I will!’ Denise excitedly responded, before taking to Instagram the following day to share the news with her followers.
That’s it: Denise sorted through her Louis Vuitton bag as an assistant dutifully waited close by
Looking ahead: Rebekah will face Coleen Rooney in a libel battle scheduled for November, but she had more immediate concerns in the form of her shaky skating ability on Tuesday morning
Reporting for duty: Myleene is one of a host of high-profile names to feature on the forthcoming series of Dancing On Ice
Sharing footage of the moment on Sunday morning, Denise wrote: ‘Last night @proudembankment was pretty special for me. I found out who my ice pro is for the next few months. @themattevers ⛸❤️. I am so HAPPY!! I adore Matt.
‘I literally cannot wait to get into skate school with my new teacher and knuckle down to work. I promise to be a good student and to always listen & learn Matt, because you’re the best and you rock!
‘Come and lockdown with my family in Chelmsford and let’s create some lovely memories. Skate School starts this coming week. Bring it on! @dancingonice @itv.’
She added: ‘(For the record. Matt and I were both tested before our meet/embrace. We are now in a bubble so we can work together. Matt will be moving into our home for maximum safety) @dancingonice #mattevers #bubble #staysafe.’
Looking ahead: Denise will be paired with professional skater Matt Evers when the show gets underway
She’s got baggage: Rebekah was weighed down as she climbed a series of steps outside the rink
Taking every precaution: safety measures appeared to be in place as the WAG made her way inside
Optimism: Rebekah will be hoping to start 2021 on a high by winning the forthcoming series of Dancing On Ice
Ready for work: Myleene carried her own heavy bag while making her way towards the venue on Wednesday morning
There it is: Myleene’s engagement ring was visible during her latest public appearance in London
For his part, Matt took to the image-sharing platform to upload a snap of the pair together onstage that night, as he expressed his own excitement.
He wrote: ‘Can not tell you how excited and nervous I was. It was quite emotional to surprise @vanouten_denise on stage and actually hug someone.
‘After being in the UK since the end of last series and not being able to see my family for a year and isolating for the past few weeks to create our bubble and getting to skate with a familiarly beautiful face is a blessing.
‘Thank you @itv and our @dancingonice team for making this show happen during a pandemic. I hope @vanouten_denise and I and the rest of the cast can bring some joy and sparked to your living room come January.’
Other stars to feature on the forthcoming series of Dancing On Ice include Jason Donovan, Billie Faiers, Sonny Jay, Faye Brookes, Lady Leshurr, Rufus Hound, Colin Jackson, Joe Warren-Plant and Graham Bell.
Big news: Denise confirmed she will be pictured with pro skater Matt during an appearance at Proud Embankment on Saturday evening