Brian McFadden was among the stars who joined their partners in the rink for the launch of next year's Dancing on Ice.

The Irish singer and his partner Alex Murphy took to the ice at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink in London on Tuesday, where he admitted he wasn't too confident in his skills.

He said: "I have only skated once before at the Christmas market after a few wines."

Alex Murphy and Brian McFadden at the launch of the new series of Dancing On Ice

The Dublin singer is joined by stars including Coronation Street's Jane Danson, The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins, actor Richard Blackwood, Love Island's Wes Nelson and former cricketer in the 2019 Dancing on Ice line-up.

Brian McFadden gets his skate on

McFadden is no stranger to reality TV having taking part in The Jump in 2016 and been a judge on Australia's Got Talent.

The new season of Dancing on Ice kicks off in January

Holly Willoughby, fresh from presenting I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, has been reunited with her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield for the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Speaking at the launch, they said there is no need for star-studded line-ups on reality shows.

The presenting duo said shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here have not suffered despite criticism that their line-ups are not filled with A-listers.

Schofield said: "How many times has it happened that you're watching I'm A Celeb and you're thinking 'I'm not sure about this', then it turns into the best series.

"The story is fantastic, and what happens in there is brilliant.  It's the same with Strictly, it's the same with Dancing On Ice. You're don't know who's going to bubble to the top, you don't know who everyone's going to fall in love with."

The Dancing on Ice line-up for 2019

Willoughby added: "The thing is with the line-up, our line-up happens to be brilliant.

"But it doesn't really matter, because you're watching a person, for want of a better word, go on a journey.

"You're with that person from day one, you're watching how they change, you're watching them learn the highs the lows.

"It doesn't really matter. But, as it happens, we really do have a great line-up."

Take a look at a preview of the show here.

Dancing On Ice is due to kick off in early January.