Maura Higgins joins Caprice Bourret and Vanessa Bauer at DOI launch

Dancing On Ice: Maura Higgins wows in a tiny glitzy outfit as she takes to the rink alongside Perri Kiely and his pro partner Vanessa Baeur at show launch

The start date for the new series of Dancing On Ice is just around the corner.

And before the next season of the skating show kicks off, Maura Higgins took to the ice with her pro partner Alexander Demetriou alongside Diversity’s Perri Kiely and skater Vanessa Baeur.

The Love Island star, 29, slipped her svelte physique into a tiny ensemble as she showed off her skills at the event at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire on Monday. 

Incredible: Maura Higgins took to the ice with her pro partner Alexander Demetriou alongside Diversity’s Perri Kiely and skater Vanessa Baeur

She appeared to have already got to grips with the sport, as she was lifted gracefully into the air by Alexander during the photo call.

Maura donned a plunging mini dress adorned with silver and gold fringing, which featured a semi-sheer panel across her bust connecting the fabric together.

The neckline of the reality star’s ensemble featured further jewelled detailing and she teamed the look with pair of glittering silver block heels.

Skilled: Perri showed early promise as he lifted Vanesssa off the ice in an elegant lift


Here we go! Alexander reached down to lift Maura up while Joe Swash attempted a move with his partner Alexandra Schauman

Finito! Perri lifted his arms in the air at the end of the routine to signal they had finished 

Working it: Maura displayed her new-found flexibility as she took to the rink

Up, up and away: The media personality beamed with delight as she showcased her fancy footwork at the event

She wore her glossy raven tresses in big tumbling curls, and accentuated her striking looks with a full coat of make-up including heavy eyeliner and pink gloss.

Maura also rocked a pair of fishnet tights and accessorised her eye-catching outfit with a pair of oversized hooped earrings.

Also aiming to impress was Perri and his partner Vanessa, who has returned following her successful stint on the last season of the show where she finished in second place with her celeb partner Wes Nelson.  

Looking good: Joe appeared in high spirits after the no doubt nerve-wracking experience was over

Up you go! Maura was literally swept off her feet during the impressive move

Making a change: Ian and his partner Matt Evers make up the first ever same-sex couple

Impressive: Professionals Alexandra Schauman and Lukasz Rozycki showed the rest how it’s done


Looking good: Trisha Goddard and Lukasz Rozycki and Lucrezia Millarini and Brendyn Hatfield all showed off what they had learned on the show so far

In her element: The TV presenter grinned from ear-to-ear as she joined her skating partner on the ice

Animated: Trisha pulled a series of animated facial expressions as she chatted with hosts Holly and Phil

Woah! Lucrezia and Brendyn had clearly been putting the hours in judging by their impressive routine

The professional skater showcased her athletic physique in a form-fitting skating suit which boasted golden lapels an was completed adorned in gold sequins.

Perri, who was clad in a sparkly silver jacket, glided elegantly across the ice with Vanessa as the duo showed off their skating ability.

At one stage, the Diversity dancer even managed to lift his partner off the floor in an an impressive lift despite it still being weeks until the first episode.

Easy does it! Perri looked slightly uncertain following this move


Flying high: Libby Clegg and Mark Hanretty and Maura and Alexader on the rink

Line-up: The celebs and their pro partners lined up together on the ice

Playful: Joe appeared to be ever the joker as he prepared to fling Alexandra through his legs


Here we go! Alex Murphy and Michael Barrymore were dressed to impress alongside Trisha Goddard and Lukasz Rozycki

Flaunt it: Caprice and her partner Hamish Gaman flaunted their skating skills

Chatting: Phil and Holly spoke to Corrie actress Lisa George and Tom Naylor

Welcome! Holly and Phil resumed their roles as hosts of the skating show

Wow! Maura earlier joined her fellow contestants at the show’s photo call


Work it! The Love Island star, 29, slipped her svelte physique into a tiny glittering ensemble as she attended the launch held at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire on Mon

Glam: Meanwhile, Caprice was equally dazzling in a tiny one-shoulder dress with semi-sheer fabric adorned with tiny glittering gem stones all over

Meanwhile, Caprice was equally dazzling in a tiny one-shoulder dress with semi-sheer fabric adorned with tiny glittering gem stones all over.

The body of the model’s ensemble featured a sexy keyhole section and was otherwise also covered in glitzy fringing in gold, silver and black. 

Caprice wore her platinum striped locks in bouncy ringlets and showcased her model looks with an expertly-applied layer of make-up. 


Killing it: The body of the model’s ensemble featured a sexy keyhole section and was otherwise also covered in glitzy fringing in gold, silver and black

Uber glam: She wore her glossy raven tresses in big tumbling curls, and accentuated her striking looks with a full coat of make-up including heavy eyeliner and pink gloss

She’s back: Vanessa returned following her successful stint on this year’s show where she finished in second place with her celeb partner Wes Nelson


Pose! The professional skater showcased her athletic physique in a form-fitting skating suit which boasted golden lapels an was completed adorned in gold sequins

Hosts! Also in attendance were hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who continued to brush off feud rumours as they posed for snaps together at the event

Rumours: It was reported over the weekend that Phillip has caused a ‘toxic atmosphere’ on the set of This Morning due to fall outs with Holly and stand ins Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes

Having fun: Ian Watkins and Matt Evers pulled kooky facial expressions as they documented the event with a selfie

Also in attendance were hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who continued to brush off feud rumours as they posed for snaps together at the event.

It was reported over the weekend that Phillip has caused a ‘toxic atmosphere’ on the set of This Morning due to fall outs with Holly and stand ins Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.

However a spokesperson quashed the claims and stated that Phillip is a much respected broadcaster and said the claims were an attempt to tarnish his reputation by maliciously motivated gossip.


Dapper: Joining them were celebrity contestants, Joe Swash and Ian who both opted for eye-catching suits for the photo call

Smouldering: Ian rocked a two-toned suit jacket with a black shirt underneath

Holly looked radiant in a strapless ballgown style frock, which was covered in sparkly silver scribbles on black fabric with a strip of silver along the neckline. 

Phil looked dapper in a dark navy suit with a sharp white shirt, but opted to forgo a tie for his formal outfit.

Joining them were celebrity contestants, Joe Swash and Ian ‘H’ Watkins who both opted for eye-catching suits for the photo call.

Blue steel: Michael Barrymore looked fantastic in a dazzling suit jacket with an all black ensemble

Silver fox! John Barrowman put on a typically dazzling display in a sequined jacket and suit trousers

Sensational: Lucrezia Millarini also wowed in a dazzling dress at the photo call


Suave: Magician Ben Hanlin rocked a double-breasted suit while Perri opted for disco chic

The pros! Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were of course also in attendance on the day

Let me take a selfie! Kem Cetinay and John posed for a sweet snap together at the event

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