Panto star Steven is getting his skates on

Michelle Bates, WO2 Lloyd Gillingham, Noah, six, and Gunner Ryan Hancock
Pictures: Habibur Rahman

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HIS character's body is barely cold after being bumped off in Coronation Street, but actor Steven Arnold, currently in panto in Southsea, will be back on our TV screens in the new year.

The star, left – whose character Ashley Peacock died in the tram crash during the soap's 50th birthday spectacular – is one of 16 figures who have been in training for the ITV1 show Dancing on Ice.

Steven is currently appearing in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Kings Theatre. Joining him in the line-up will be Kerry Katona, presenter Jeff Brazier, rapper Vanilla Ice and ex-newsreader Angela Rippon.

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