Adele Roberts 'is in talks to join Dancing On Ice' after cancer battle
2023/11/18

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is reportedly in talks to sign up for the upcoming 2024 series of .

The former   Radio 1 presenter, 44, is said to be getting ready to get her skates on for the hit ITV contest after her battle with bowel cancer.

Adele confirmed that she had been given the all-clear by doctors in June 2022, eight months after she first went public with her bowel cancer diagnosis.

She is now reportedly set to join the celebrity line-up of Dancing On Ice, after nine stars have already been confirmed to be taking part.

A show insider told : ' is bang up for the challenge. She left her radio gig earlier this year after eight years and wants to try new things.

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Exciting! Adele Roberts is reportedly in talks to sign up for the upcoming 2024 series of Dancing On Ice 

'After being given the all-clear from  in 2022, she made it her mission to live life to the max and have fun. 

'When Dancing On Ice bosses approached her to take part, she thought it sounded like a laugh and an opportunity to learn a new skill.'

MailOnline has contacted Adele's representatives and for comment. 

Adele was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2021 and documented her treatment on social media, which included having colostomy surgery to remove a bowel tumour and getting a stoma bag fitted.

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The broadcaster still uses her platform to try and break the stigma around having a stoma after receiving the all-clear from doctors in 2022.

Reports that Adele could be joining Dancing On Ice come after  was confirmed this week.

 actor Ricky Norwood, best known for playing Fatboy Chubb, revealed he will be taking part on the show as he appeared on Lorraine on Wednesday.

He said of the new venture: 'I'm very excited, very scared. Very scared! But very excited. It's come at such a great time in life. I can't skate at all! 

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New opportunity: Adele, 44, is said to be getting ready to get her skates on for the hit ITV contest after her battle with bowel cancer (pictured in hospital in January) 

Cancer: Adele confirmed that she had been given the all-clear by doctors in June 2022 and uses her social media platform to try and break the stigma around having a stoma

'No rehearsals as yet, I've just had some physiotherapy to strengthen the body. It was something that scared me and it's a massive challenge.

'Being on the ice! I'm apprehensive about the lifts, especially the headbanger. I've got to trust in the process, trust in the training, trust in the trainers.'

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He added: 'I think we all grow when we do something that really scares us. Once you jump into it and throw away into the fear, then you can get into it and learn something.

'When I leave this show, this is going to be with me forever. Rehearsals start for me on October 12. It will be very intense.'

Ricky played Fatboy from 2010 until 2015 on BBC soap EastEnders but his character was murdered on the show eight years ago.

The day before, comedian Lou Sanders became the eighth celebrity revealed to be joining the line-up.

The writer and comedian, 37, was the latest star unveiled during an appearance on Nihal Arthanayake's show on

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Radio Five Live.

Lou, who has appeared on a slew of series including Russell Howard's Good News, Live At The Apollo and : Unforgivable, joins recently-announced stars Stephen Lustig-Webb and in this year's lineup.

She said: 'I'm nervous about cracking my head open, or just bashing the old head. I can't afford to lose any more brain cells. 

'I'm also worried about my partner picking me up, he's going to have to be very strong and very brave.'

Stephen Lustig-Webb was confirmed as the seventh celebrity joining Dancing On Ice, after he revealed last month that he was  on the show.

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Confirmed! It comes after EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood, best known for playing Fatboy Chubb, revealed he is the ninth celebrity to be joining the Dancing On Ice line-up

Career: Ricky played Fatboy from 2010 until 2015 on BBC soap EastEnders but his character was murdered on the show eight years ago 

Funny star: The day before, comedian Lou Sanders became the eighth celebrity revealed to be joining the line-up

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Speaking on Lorraine, he said: 'The last time I was on the ice I think I was 14 (years old) so almost 40 years ago.

'I have been back on the ice since just for a quick spin around, I didn't fall over so that was a good thing! I've got a new appreciation for skating.'

Other stars confirmed to be joining the celebrity line-up this year include Made In Chelsea's Miles Nazaire, Olympic champion  MBE and boxer Ricky Hatton MBE.

Actress , S Club star  and West End star  will also be featuring on the show.

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