Dancing on Ice star signs up for Celeb SAS after leaving the ITV competition in ‘race row’ | The Sun

DANCING on Ice star Perri Shakes-Drayton has signed up for the next series of Celebrity SAS, we can reveal.

The hit Channel 4 show has enlisted the Team GB athlete for the new series, alongside MP Matt Hancock, former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, rugby ace Gareth Thomas and Love Island star Montana Brown.

Perri, 33, will be pushed to her limit as she joins the star-studded series fronted by Rudy Reyes, who replaced Ant Middleton last year.

A source exclusively told The Sun: "Perri will prove a force to be reckoned with on SAS – she's a tough girl who will have the grit, determination and athleticism to get through the gruelling course.

"She'll be one to watch when the show airs next year."

The star will return to the spotlight after her exit on Dancing on Ice in 2018 sparked a "race row", when she and popstar Lemar were in the bottom two.


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Perri was paired with professional dancer Hamish Gaman and was eliminated in the third week after a dramatic dance-off with the singer.

At the time, viewers hit out at the results and branded the show a "joke".

One viewer said: "Seems racism is alive and well amongst those watching #DancingOnIce. Two black performers in the skate off really?"

"The only 2 blacks stars in the competition in the final two. Shows complete racism by the voting public," added another.

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A third said: "Are the British public racist? Two brown skinned people voted off Was it only me who noticed Anthony Cotton was rubbish Cheryl Baker was rubbish This show is a big joke."

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins current series is airing on Sundays on Channel 4, but hot on its heels are the new celebs set to join for the 2023 edition.

A Channel 4 spokesman: “In the best traditions of the SAS, this mission is confidential. 

"However, full details will be released when the series broadcasts next year. 

"In the meantime, tune into the current series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, Sunday nights at 9pm on Channel 4.”

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The current series features former Towie star Ferne McCann, who was seen breaking down in tears as she struggled to cope on Sunday's episode.

She is on the show alongside EastEnders actress Maisie Smith and Shannon Courtenay.

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