Jason Donovan worried he’ll lose his good looks as he signs up for Dancing On Ice

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Jason Donovan has been confirmed as the fifth star to take part in next year's Dancing On Ice.

The 52 year old is joining Myleene Klass, Denise Van Outen, Emmerdale actor Joe Warren-Plant and former Coronation Street star Faye Brookes on the line-up.

Actor and singer Jason spoke to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning on Thursday as the exciting news was announced.

He told the presenting duo: "I've always been a big fan of winter sports whether it's skiing, skating, snowboarding, après skiing, and I felt this has been a very unusual time.

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"With a show like this, you really have to dedicate a lot of time, and theatre — unfortunately — is not seeing audiences, film is not really happening, but television is what people go to and I felt like why not?

"My daughter Molly is very excited about me throwing some shapes on the dance floor, or maybe not depending on how it goes.

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"And I get the opportunity to spend Sunday night with you guys," he said to Holly and Phil, who also host the skating competition show.

Jason did, however, admit that he is more nervous about taking to the ice than he was hitting the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor back in 2011.

He said: "If I'm absolutely honest, I have to say injury is a big part of the jeopardy of the show and I think it's a little bit different to Strictly because Strictly is defined by the moves that you do, but skating is very much about the flow and the rhythm of being on the ice.

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"Let's be honest, ice is not that forgiving and I am 52, I know I'm looking pretty good for it but that can all change.

"I think part of a show like this, particularly skating, it's all about balance and confidence and I've done a little bit of skating in my youth in Australia in the heat of an Australian summer.

"I've surfed, I've skiied a lot, so I guess you bring a little bit of that confidence, but doing it in front of five or six or seven million people is probably a little bit different."

This Morning continues weekdays at 10am while Dancing On Ice is expected to return in January.

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