Coronation Street actress Faye Brookes has been added to the line-up for this year's Dancing on Ice.

The 33-year-old star is best known for having played Kate Connor on Coronation Street.

"This is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character, just being me - Faye," she told ITV show Lorraine.

Speaking about former soap colleagues Jane Danson and Brooke Vincent, who previously took part in Dancing on Ice, she added: "I've obviously had to keep this to myself. It's the biggest secret I've kept in my life.

"I saw Brooke yesterday and I was desperate to tell her but I thought one more day and I'll be able to. She'll be my first text message after I've finished this interview."

Jason Donovan, Denise Van Outen, Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant and broadcaster Myleene Klass are also in the line-up.

More celebrities will be announced for the show, which returns to ITV in the new year.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will return to present the show and the expert panel of Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo will resume their roles as judges.

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