TV presenter Donna Air has been confirmed as the latest contestant for Dancing On Ice.

The 38-year-old star, who shot to fame alongside Ant and Dec on BBC children's drama Byker Grove in the 1990s, has become the ninth celebrity to join the competition. 

"It is absolutely terrifying. It's exciting though, it's looking like it's going to be a great series," Air said on Friday's Loose Women.

"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."

Good Morning Britain weather presenter Alex Beresford was announced as the eighth contestant for the new series of ITV's Dancing on Ice just hours before the news broke about Air's involvement in the show.

Woo! We’re delighted to announce that our very own @alexberesfordTV is the latest addition to the @dancingonice cast! ⛸

— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 3, 2017

Beresford revealed he was taking part while presenting a Good Morning Britain weather report from the ice rink at the Natural History Museum in London. 

"I've wanted to do this show for ages," he said. "It's been the biggest secret I've ever kept." 

Beresford will be joining The Great British Bake Off's 2016 winner Candice BrownCoronation Street's Brooke Vincent and The X Factor and I'm a Celebrity's Jake Quickenden on this year's show.

Candice Brown

Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker, cricketer Monty Panesar, rugby player Max Evans and Love Island's Kem Cetinay complete the celebrity line-up revealed to date, with a further four contestants yet to be announced. 

Kem Cetinay
Kem Cetinay

After a three-year hiatus, Dancing on Ice is back on ITV in the New Year with This Morning's Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby as hosts.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are the hosts

The 12 celebrity contestants will be trying to impress a judging panel of the returning Jason Gardiner, former Dancing on Ice coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and one other judge who has yet to be announced.