The countdown has officially begun and we can't wait!

Dancing On Ice is officially coming back to our screens in 2018 and now the anticipation has gone up a notch as the final celebrity has been CONFIRMED for the show!

We can reveal that Hollyoaks star Stephanie Waring has been announced as the 12th star to be joining the line-up.

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Dancing On Ice line-up: Stephanie Waring

The actress – best known for her role as Cindy Cunningham in the soap – is thrilled to be taking part and says she hopes to match up to fellow Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter who previously reached the final in 2012.

‘I’m super excited to be selected or the show…,’ she revealed on BUILD on Tuesday morning. ‘I’m very nervous, it’s just so much to take on but I think I’m up for the challenge.’

Stephanie is one of 12 celebrities who will take to the ice as part of the revamped show, which is returning to ITV nearly four years after it was brought to an end.

Former mentors Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will join the judging panel alongside Jason Gardiner and another judge – but which other stars will be getting their skates on?

Dancing On Ice line-up: Anthony Cotton

Brooke Vincent isn’t the only soap favourite to get the DOI treatment as it was announced at the end of Monday evening’s Coronation Street double bill that Anthony Cotton would be taking part too.

The actor – who plays Sean Tully – said: ‘I better get my skates on – I’ve got practising to do!’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Perri Shakes-Drayton

It comes after track athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton also announced she would be taking to the rink on Monday morning.

The star said: ‘It is an opportunity and I was told in the past I’d never be able to run again and that was not nice to be told…

‘Now the fact my body feels good, I’ve been given a challenge, an opportunity, I’m going to go give it my best shot.

‘I came across Kem from Love Island and we saw each other at the ice rink. He saw my skills, I saw his skills… I’m better than him. I’m most excited about the costumes!’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Donna Air

The former Byker Grove star was announced as the ninth contestant during an interview on Loose Women, with the mum-of-one – who was recently rumoured to have split from Kate Middleton‘s brother James – admitting that she was pretty nervous about getting her skates on.

‘It is absolutely terrifying,’ Donna, 38, told the panel. ‘It’s exciting though, it’s looking like it’s going to be a great series. It’s really difficult. Apparently my posture’s terrible so I’ve got to work on that. I need to build more core strength. My daughter’s like “oh no, mum you’re going to be so embarrassing.”‘

Dancing On Ice line-up: Alex Beresford

Good Morning Britain weather man, Alex Beresford has been announced as the eighth star to be joining the line-up.

The exclusive announcement was made on GMB when Alex gave viewers a glimpse of what’s to come as he took to the ice rink at the National History Museum.

Getting his skates on while holding onto a penguin, Alex told Kate Garraway and Ben Shepard he’d always wanted to do the show.

Dancing On Ice line-up: Monty Panesar

England cricketer, Monty was previously linked to the show in early October and he officially announced the news during an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live.

The sports star said: ‘This is a great opportunity to keep myself fit and motivated and try a different sport,’  he said. ‘I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be very exciting.’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Jake Quickenden

Former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and The X Factor star, Jake announced he was joining the show on Wednesday morning’s Lorraine.

The hunky star told viewers: ‘I feel so lucky that I’ve been asked to do it. I’m more worried about injuring my partner. The last thing I want to do is kick someone in the face with ice skates on.’

He added: ‘But I’m more worried about Jason Gardiner.’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Candice Brown

The 2016 Great British Bake Off  winner will be swapping the heat of the kitchen for the chill of the ice rink as the news was confirmed when she appeared on BBC Radio Two’s Chris Evans Show.

Candice said: ‘It’s nerve wracking. I start my training today. I take my first steps on the ice later on. My friends call me Bambi on Ice and that’s just normal day to day!’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Max Evans

Rugby player Max is following in brother Thom Evans’ footsteps it seems by joining the line-up – Thom was previously a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

The sports star – who has played for Scotland – said: ‘I haven’t done any skating since I was a kid, and this is completely different having to skate on live television. I’ve had two training sessions which have hurt my feet a lot. We’ve all had a dance, which is familiar territory, but skating is so not…’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Kem Cetinay

Kem Cetinay shot to fame this summer on ITV2’s Love Island where he was crowned champion next to girlfriend, Amber Davies and has since released his own single ‘Little Bit Leave It’ with BFF Chris Hughes.

But the 21-year-old will be putting on his skates after the official Dancing On Ice Twitter page announced the news with a message reading: ‘Yes! @KemCetinay is 100% our type on ice. Welcome to #DancingOnIce!’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Cheryl Baker

Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker announced she was joining the line-up while appearing on Lorraine on Tuesday morning and we’re SO excited.

The 63-year-old former Eurovision winner has admitted just how scared she was starting to feel, telling Lorraine: ‘I wasn’t feeling nervous because I didn’t know what to expect.

‘But as of yesterday I am feeling nervous but it was hard because they were giving me all these things to do, all these movements and I was like “I can’t do that!”.’

Dancing On Ice line-up: Brooke Vincent

Coronation Street star Brooke revealed she was joining also on the show during a live appearance on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

‘I love a challenge. Ice skating – what an amazing skill,’ Brooke, 25, told the hosts.

‘Next year I can go with the girls and be like “I can do this, I can do that” and they’ll be holding onto the sides.’