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Dancing on Ice’s Kimberly Wyatt trained in speed skating but claims she has no advantage

Dancing on Ice star Kimberly Wyatt took part in Channel 4 series The Jump back in 2014 and learned how to compete in a number of winter sports

Many Dancing On Ice fans believe Kimberly Wyatt already has an advantage over the other celebs – so they’ll be shocked to hear she has another one.

The Pussycat Dolls star began dancing at the age of seven, so has had a bit of a head start over Coronation Street actresses and Olympians.

Kimberly was just 14 when she earned a scholarship to study at in New York’s Joffrey Ballet and the Broadway Dance Center and after graduating from high school she flew to Las Vegas to audition for cruise ship and casino shows.

The choreographer was obviously part of chart-topping band The Pussycat Doll, was a member of dance due Her Majesty & the Wolves and was a judge on Sky dancing contest Got To Dance.

It could be argued dancing on the ice is completely different, but don’t worry as Kimberly always has previous experience of skating.

Back in 2012 she was a contestant on Channel 4 show The Jump, where celebrities learned a different winter sport every week.

Kimberly, who was eliminated in the sixth week, got some training in speed skating, but insists it will not give her an advantage on Dancing on Ice.

Speaking on Heart in October last year, she told hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston: “No, I don’t have much skating experience whatsoever.

“I did The Jump years ago and there was a bit of speed skating. But I was pretty rubbish so that’s not really working in my favour, but I’m up for a challenge, I’m excited.”

Heart Radio’s showbiz reporter Ashley Roberts, who was Kimberly’s Pussycat Dolls bandmate, asked if she felt any pressure taking part in the ITV show.

“I do feel the pressure,” confessed Kimberly.

“If anything, being there supporting you on Strictly has given me a little bit of insight into what I’m about to put myself through, just with a few blades on the bottom of my feet which is great.”

Last weekend, Kimberly was top of the leaderboard with pro skating partner Mark Hanretty with a tremendous score of 37.5.

Kimberly has been getting great scores

Kimberly is not the only celebrity taking part in this year’s Dancing on Ice who has already got some experience.

Professional dancer Regan Gascoigne enrolled into the Hammond Ballet School at the age of eight then studied Musical Theatre at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

While Brendan Cole was one of the original pros on Strictly Come Dancing and lifted the famous glitterball trophy with Natasha Kaplinsky in the very first series.

Last weekend, furious viewers took to Twitter to claim the competition was a ‘fix’ because of their dancing backgrounds.