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Dancing On Ice is returning to screens super soon, with the series set to start on Sunday 17 January – hurray!
And joining the lineup will be Capital Radio DJ Sonny Jay, who will be skating against other famous faces including TOWIE star Billie Faiers, Emmerdale actor Joe-Warren Plant and singer Jason Donovan.
The 27 year old announced the news of his Capital FM breakfast show, which he hosts alongside I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Roman Kemp.
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He joked: "I'll be happy to leave this competition knowing that I can skate backwards with a beer in my hand. Anything else is a bonus!"
Roman, also 27, told his pal: "I'm so happy for you mate," as the announcement was made live on air.
But aside from his radio presenter duties, who is Sonny Jay? Here’s what you need to know…
Who is Sonny Jay?
Sonny shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2012, reaching the final with his boyband Loveable Rogues.
The band were signed to Simon Cowell's Syco Music record label after finishing in fourth place on the show, releasing a top 10 hit, What A Night.
They split shortly after their headline tour in 2014, with Sonny since turning his attention to presenting.
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The star, who will be partnered with Angela Egan is active on social media, and he can often be found posting snaps of himself presenting the Capital FM show alongside Roman to his 45,000 followers.
Most recently, the Dancing On Ice star posed next to his skating partner, writing: “This time next week we’ll be preparing for the first night of @dancingonice. I can’t believe how quickly it’s all come about but I’m so excited to be part of such an amazing show that is needed more now than ever.
“How everyone on the team have managed to pull off this year so far has been incredible.
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"@egan.86 and I will be skating our dance on the second week of the show. Also.. SWIPE FOR A SURPRISE. IM SO SORRY.”
In the second clip, Sonny can be seen practicing a lift with Angela but a few seconds in they both fall on the floor, with Sonny asking his dance partner: “Are you ok?”
Sonny is engaged to Lauren Faith, a music producer and artist, and he proposed to her in the summer of 2020 while on a boat.
In the incredibly romantic clip, Sonny can be seen getting down on one knee and popping the question while Lauren stands in a red dress holding a bouquet of red roses.
She penned: “I SAID YESSSSSSSSS!!!!! one of the most romantic days when your best friend asks you to marry them.”
Sonny recently moved fans to tears as he paid tribute to his radio show's producer Joe Lyons, who devastatingly died last year.
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He wrote to hisInstagram followers as he shared a number of photos of his producer: "I cannot believe I'm even doing this. I've lost a best mate and my brother.
"I'm going to miss you so much. I'm so lucky to share so many AMAZING memories with you."
Dancing On Ice returns on 17 January and you can find the full line-up of stars here.
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