Dancing on Ice sign S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens for 2022 series

Dancing on Ice sign S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens for 2022 series

POP star Rachel Stevens has joined the celebrity line up of Dancing on Ice.

The singer, 43, shot to fame as a member of S Club 7 between 1999 and 2003 with hits including Reach for the Stars and Don’t Stop Moving.

But after the band split, Rachel went on to enjoy a successful solo career with chart-toppers including Sweet Dreams My LA Ex and Funky Dory.

A TV insider said: “She brings with her a huge fanbase from her days in S Club 7 and as an artist in her own right.

“Plus Rachel looks stunning and will look absolutely sensational on the ice – plus she has experience of dancing both in her pop career and afterwards.”

In 2008 she was a competitor on Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in second place with her pro partner, Vincent Simone.

Taking part in the BBC1 contest saw her postpone her wedding to boyfriend Alex Bourne, though they married in 2009 and the couple have two daughters, Amelie, ten, and six-year-old Minnie.

Yet despite being a family woman, she says she isn’t ashamed of the days when she was a lads mag pin-up who regularly took part in steamy shoots.

She featured on FHM’s Sexiest Women lists 11 years in a row in the Noughties and readers voted her their sexiest woman of all time in 2014.

Rachel added: “Winning ‘sexiest female’ was so lovely and so flattering. Obviously it’s all tongue-in-cheek and a bit of fun.

“Looking back, I wasn’t confident really. I’m definitely much more confident now.”

ITV declined to comment.

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