Billie Faiers showcases her ice skating prowess during first day of rehearsals for Dancing On Ice

‘I have a long way to go and the nerves are kicking in!’ Billie Faiers makes an impressive debut on the ice during her first Dancing On Ice rehearsal with pro skater Mark Hanretty

She announced in September that she is the 11th contestant to feature in the 2021 series of Dancing On Ice

And Billie Faiers looked sensational as she began her first day of rehearsals on Thursday in stylish activewear. 

The reality star, 30, stepped foot on the ice and perfected an adventurous spinning move with the help of her professional skating partner, Mark Hanretty.

Wow! She announced in September that she will appear on the 2021 series of Dancing On Ice and Billie Faiers looked sensational as she began her first day of rehearsals on Thursday

She dressed down in black leggings teamed with a zip-up hoodie and sneakers for her first day on the ice rink. 

DOI’s Mark also began their rehearsal in an all-black ensemble as he guided her movement and sailed around on the ice.

He then lifted Billie by her arms to complete a magnificent spin. Her legs floated in the air from the momentum before he carefully navigated her movement down and she returned to her feet.  

Despite having no previous experience as an ice skater, Billie looked composed and competent when practising the showstopper move. 

Skilled! The reality star, 30, stepped foot on the ice and perfected an adventurous spinning move with the help of her professional skating partner, Mark Hanretty

Skilled! The reality star, 30, stepped foot on the ice and perfected an adventurous spinning move with the help of her professional skating partner, Mark Hanretty

Stylish outfit: She dressed down in black leggings teamed with a zip-up hoodie and sneakers for her first day on the ice rink

Stylish outfit: She dressed down in black leggings teamed with a zip-up hoodie and sneakers for her first day on the ice rink

Alongside the video, she penned a caption reading: ‘Ice skating Day 1. I never realised I could be so wobbly yet so stiff at the same time.

‘Thank you @markhanretty for saving me from falling over a hundred times… I have a longgggg way to go and the nerves are kicking in already, but I am also so excited for this experience’.

In a heartfelt statement posted in September, Billie sweetly insisted that she is going to give the ITV dancing series ‘my all’ and make her family proud. 

Billie penned: ‘I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part in @dancingonice. I still can’t believe I am actually doing it !!   

‘I am soooo nervous but so excited … This will honestly be one of my biggest challenges yet !! I have zero ice skating or dance experience. 

Team effort: DOI's Mark also began their rehearsal in an all-black ensemble as he guided her movement and sailed around on the ice

Team effort: DOI’s Mark also began their rehearsal in an all-black ensemble as he guided her movement and sailed around on the ice

Defy gravity: He lifted Billie by her arms to complete a magnificent spin and her legs floated in the air from the momentum before he carefully navigated her movement down

Defy gravity: He lifted Billie by her arms to complete a magnificent spin and her legs floated in the air from the momentum before he carefully navigated her movement down

‘But I’m going to give it my all and make my family and most of all Nelly and Arthur proud ❤️ Wish me luck ☺️⛸❤️ #dancingonice.’   

Billie joins a slew of stars including Rebekah Vardy, Jason Donovan, Myleene Klass and Denise Van Outen who will take to the ice when the ITV show returns to screens early next year. 

Scottish skater Mark is a two-time British medallist and has appeared on six series of the show, earlier this year he finished in third place with Paralympian Libby Clegg. 

Natural: Despite having no previous experience as an ice skater, Billie looked composed and competent during her first day of practice

Natural: Despite having no previous experience as an ice skater, Billie looked composed and competent during her first day of practice

Professional: Scottish skater Mark is a two-time British medallist and has appeared on six series of the show, earlier this year he finished in third place with Paralympian Libby Clegg

Professional: Scottish skater Mark is a two-time British medallist and has appeared on six series of the show, earlier this year he finished in third place with Paralympian Libby Clegg

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