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'Dancing on Ice' Andy Akinwolere: 'I'm loving spandex' - video

By and Chris Allen
Blue Peter's Andy Akinwolere has admitted that he is growing to love the spandex and glittery outfits during training for Dancing on Ice.

The 29-year-old TV star will perform live for the first time this weekend with partner Maria Filippov, but Akinwolere said that he wasn't concerned about skating in Lycra in HD.

"In a weird way, I'm growing quite attached to my spandex. It's what real men do," he laughed.


Akinwolere said that he was used to being "thrown in out of my comfort zone" after working on Blue Peter, but claimed that he was concerned about his accident-prone nature. The children's TV star has already dislocated his finger ahead of the first live show after a basketball accident in the US.

The Nigerian TV presenter also tipped rivals Heidi Range and Sebastien Foucan as the ones to watch in the skating competition.

Dancing on Ice launches on Sunday (January 8) at 6.30pm on ITV1.

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