February 1, 2023

Michelle Heaton has revealed that she wants to make her kids Dancing On Ice proud after their battles with alcohol and drug addictions.

The 43-year-old former Liberty X star, who recently celebrated 20 months of sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley.

And just a week before her ITV reality show debut, she said: ‘I’ve always watched the show and I’m a huge fan of the show.

Good luck! Michelle Heaton has revealed that she wants to make her sons proud on Dancing On Ice after their battles with alcohol and drug addictions.

“My bandmate Jessica (Taylor) did it many years ago and I always wanted to do the show, but it’s never been my time.

“Obviously, I’ve suffered from addictions, so even though I’ve always wanted to do the show and my name has been in the hat, the time was never right.

‘I feel really strong and ready. I want to do it because it has always been on my wish list. The show is magical: the costumes and doing something different and out of my box.

‘I’m not a professional dancer, I’m a pop star and an artist, but I’m not professional at anything! I have had to regain some confidence with my recovery and I think the time is right.

Cute: The former Liberty X star, 43, who recently celebrated 20 months of sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley

Cute: The former Liberty X star, 43, who recently celebrated 20 months of sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley

She added: ‘When I called my husband and told him I got it, he was so happy, he’s my biggest support. Faith was with me when I got the call and I cried!

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Faith said when she was crying she thought it was bad news and I told her I understood and she hugged me and said, “I’m so proud of you mom.”

‘My children are my biggest supports. You will have to tear them out because they will be there every week!

Last month, Michelle shared some candid photos of herself in the hospital in the midst of her battle with addiction in a bid to raise awareness and help others.

Thrilling: And just a week before his ITV reality show debut, he said:

Exciting: And just a week before her ITV reality show debut, she said: “I’ve always watched the show and I’m a big fan of the show” (pictured with Łukasz Różycki)

The singer shared some heartbreaking snaps of herself with a bruised face after ‘collapsing into active addiction’, before encouraging her followers to reach out to those who might be hurting to help them turn their lives around.

‘Two years ago this was me… I was admitted to the hospital, not for the first and not for the last time. I had collapsed into an active addiction,” her post began.

‘I left the hospital the next day, went over to the shop without a license and bought more vodka.

‘Does it sound crazy? This! But it was the only way she knew to live. So I thought.

“I swore to my colleagues, family and doctors that I was recovering. I meant it. But my addict mind had a different plan.

Michelle then encouraged her followers to reach out to others who might be hurting.

‘The New Year is a time when we all make goals and resolutions. Why don’t you set out to reach someone like me? she said.

DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

PATSY PALMER

YEARS: fifty

PROFESSION: actress and dj

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: “I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confrontation zone. ‘

EKIN-SU CULCULOGLU

YEARS: 28

PROFESSION: love island star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I have incredible news to tell you. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.

mollie gallagher

YEARS: 24

PROFESSION: Actress

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: “I don’t have the best coordination, so when people find out they’ll laugh, but I don’t want to spend my life saying ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do that’.”

JOEY ESSEX

YEARS: 32

PROFESSION: Former TOWIE star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something in my life with structure and it’s more serious than I usually do.’

carley stenson

YEARS: 36

PROFESSION: Actress and West End star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited to be able to learn to dance…on ice! I’m terrified but I can’t wait, I just want to make the most of this whole experience.”

SIVA KANESWARAN

AGE: 33

PROFESSION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: “I want to learn to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for all to see.”

John Fashanu

YEARS: 60

PROFESSION: Former footballer and expert

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for, but I couldn’t be more up for the challenge!’

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NILE WILSON

YEARS: 26

PROFESSION: olympic gymnast

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I haven’t ice skated a lot, but I’m very excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and feel like an athlete again.’

JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA LA VIVIENNE

YEARS: 29

PROFESSION: drag queen

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: “To be the first drag performer to take part in one of the UK’s biggest reality competitions is an honor and a big step forward for queer representation on TV.’

DARREN HARRIOT

PROFESSION: Funny

YEARS: 3. 4

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I have giant feet, I don’t skate and I can’t dance. My family has already placed bets, they are betting that I will fall in the first episode!

MICHELLE HEATON

AGE: 43

PROFESSION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: “I’ve always wanted to do it, but I know I never would have been able to complete anything because of the shape I was in 18 months ago, so I’m really thankful that I got it done this year when I’m here.” much stronger.