Month: January 2022

WATCH NOW: Rachel Stevens on Week 3 of “Dancing on Ice”

Following an injury during training in December, Rachel has finally took center stage on ITV’s “Dancing on Ice” earlier tonight! In attendance was Rachel’s husband Alex and their daughters Amelie and Minnie.

Dancing along side partner Brendyn Hatfield Rachel performed her debut number “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle and did so with style, grace, and a certain Je ne sais quoi.

Unfortunately for Rachel, she was in the bottom two of this weeks competition ending with a score of 26.5. However, she redeemed herself during the skate-off against television presenter Ria Hebden performing “Need You Now” by Lady A and was saved for another week of ‘Dancing on Ice’

Tune in next week on ITV at 6PM.

Watch Now: Rachel Stevens & Brendyn Hatfield appear on ‘This Morning’

Ahead of their Dancing on Ice debut this weekend, partners Rachel and Brendyn Hatfield appeared on ‘This Morning’ to discuss all things Dancing on Ice.

Check out the interview below

As previously mentioned, Rachel will dancing to Patti Labelle’s version of ‘Lady Marmalade’ from Moulin Rouge. Be sure to catch ‘Dancing on Ice’ this Sunday!

Rachel Stevens to make ‘Dancing on Ice’ debut following Injury

Last week it was announced Rachel would not partake in this weekend’s episode of Dancing on Ice due to an injury Rachel sustained during her training for the show.

On tonight’s episode, which saw Ben Foden leave the show, it was announced Rachel is cleared to return on next weekends episode, where they will dance to songs from their favorite movies. Rachel will be performing Lady Marmalade from Moulin Rouge (Rachel also performed the song during “Rip it Up: The 70’s”)

Speaking to host Holly Willoughby: “It’s healed really well thankfully. We are back on the ice next week.”

Tune in next week when Rachel makes her dancing on ice premier on ITV

Rachel Stevens reveals her daughters put ‘serious pressure’ on her for ‘Dancing on Ice’ participation

Rachel Stevens has revealed that her two children have put “serious pressure” on her to do well on Dancing on Ice.

The former S Club 7 star has been forced to pull out of Sunday’s live show due to a wrist injury she sustained after falling on the ice back in December.

Speaking at a recent press event, Rachel told HELLO! and other journalists that her two daughters, Amelie, 11, and Minnie, 7, are “so excited” about her having joined the skating show.

When asked if her children were a big part of her decision to sign up for the ITV show, she said: “Definitely. This is the first time, because my oldest is 11 and Minnie is seven, so it’s the first time that I’ve done anything that they can really come to and be a part of. They watched on Sunday night and they are so excited now.

“Now that it’s really tangible and they can see it and they’re getting to know everyone and getting their favourites, but they were putting serious pressure on me. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, tough crowd,'” she joked.

At the same press event, the singer also revealed that sustaining the injury has been both “scary” and “frustrating”. She said: “It’s definitely been scary. I mean, this happened at the beginning of December. So once I knew what had happened, I was just so grateful that I knew I could stay in the show and still be a part of it. But it’s definitely been a process and I’ve had my wobbles for sure.”

She continued: “It’s been frustrating and scary, but at the same time, Brendan [Hatfield] has been so amazing and the team around me have been so supportive and I’ve had amazing medical advice and support.

“We’ve just done everything we can off the ice, like working on core strength and stamina and balance and all of those things. Just making the best of what we’ve got and working so hard so fingers crossed when I get back on I can just give it my everything and go for it,” she added.

Source: Hello

Ben Foden titles Rachel Stevens to be “Sexiest Woman Alive”, apologizes.

Ben Foden has come under fire for a comment he made about his Dancing on Ice co-star Rachel Stevens being the “sexiest woman in the world” just days after his wife, Jackie, said she was not worried about him cheating on her.

At a press conference, Rachel was asked what she has over other contestants that could help her win the show.

“It’s such a fun, amazing show. I just want to go in and do the best I can,” she said. “Ultimately you have to bring yourself and have fun.

“You’re putting on a show. That’s what is so special. We’re all bringing something different and our own unique thing.”

Ben responded: “That – and you’re the sexiest woman in the world, Rachel.”

Taking to Instagram, the 36-year-old clarified what he really meant by the comment.

“Just want to address something the red tops have been printing today about me referring to Rachel as the sexiest woman in the world,” he said.

“We were in an interview, and someone asked Rachel, ‘how do you carry around the weight of being the sexiest woman in the world?’

“And then later on, another reporter asked Rachel, ‘what do you have over other competitors in the competition?’ Obviously Rachel was very respectful and modest and I threw in at the end, ‘oh don’t forget you’re the sexiest woman in the world.’”

“Obviously they’ve taken that and written a headline, and made it something it’s absolutely not…”

“Sorry Rach – my foot in my mouth as usual. Obviously Jackie is my sexiest woman in the world, she gets my vote every time.”

The rugby player went on to thank fans for sending messages of support.

He also issued a message to those leaving negative comments about his relationship, saying: “If it makes you feel better and you feel better about yourself for doing it then I’m all for it, I can take it, I’m a big boy, but please leave my friends and my family alone.”

Ben was previously married to The Saturdays’ singer Una Healy, whom he was unfaithful to. He married his new wife Jackie on the day their divorce was finalized, after dating her for just two weeks.

Source HER

Rachel Stevens Injured during ‘Dancing on Ice’ Practice

Unfortunately, Rachel has been forced to withdraw from this week’s Dancing on Ice episode due to a wrist fracture sustained during practice!

The news was announced via Twitter by the Dancing on Ice Twitter page

While Rachel is recovering, there is hope she will be able to return the following week on 30 January.

UPDATE: Rachel has spoken regarding her injury stating: “I’ve got a meeting with the consultant this week so fingers crossed as soon as I get the all clear I can go back on the ice. It is so frustrating but you know what, these things happen and it’s the risk you take.”

She added: “I fractured my wrist at the beginning of December. I didn’t realise I had done it at the time. Healing time for a fractured wrist is 6 weeks really so I’ve just been following the advice of the medics and doing all the advice they’ve told me to do to keep it strong.”

UPDATE #2: Rachel has released a more detailed statement: “I mean, this happened at the beginning of December,” she explained. “So, once I knew what had happened, I was just so grateful that I knew I could stay in the show and still be a part of it. But it’s definitely been a process, and I’ve had my wobbles for sure. Because, you know, when I take on something, I want to give it my everything and really go for it, and I really care about doing the best I can.

“So yeah, it’s been frustrating and scary, but at the same time, Brendan has been so amazing and the team around me have been so supportive and I’ve had amazing advice, medical advice and support. And we’ve just done everything we can off ice… to do everything we can, like working on core strength, and stamina and balance and all of those things. Just making the best of what we’ve got and working so hard that, fingers crossed, when I get back on I can just give it my everything and go for it.”

She went on: “I actually wasn’t with [partner Brendyn Hatfield] at the time, I was with my coach. This was a couple of weeks before Christmas. And yeah, I mean, I fell quite a few times, obviously as you do, though trying to push yourself and was trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and yeah, I just fell and it hurt.

“Obviously, I didn’t know what I’d done, but after that I had an incredible support, went and got an x-ray done and I’ve had amazing medical advice from the team. This is healing really, really well. I’m just so grateful to still be able to be in it to be a part of it and we’re working super, super hard off ice so that, fingers crossed, I can get on really, really soon. I just can’t wait. I cannot wait to get back on.”

Source for Update #1: Mirror

Source for Update #2: MSN

Rachel Stevens admits she’s ‘terrified’ to star on Dancing on Ice

In an exclusive chat with Hello Magazine Rachel talks about her upcoming stint on ‘Dancing on Ice’ which premieres next Sunday at 6:30pm.

“I’m so excited – I can’t wait for it all to get started,” she tells the magazine.

“It’s such a great team of people and I love my partner Brendyn Hatfield, so it’s all super-exciting but terrifying at the same time. Totally terrifying!”

And former S Club 7 star Rachel – who shares daughters Amelie, 11, and Minnie, seven, with husband Alex Bourne – admits her only previous experience on the rink has amounted to “wobbling around at Christmas time with the kids”.

“I’ve danced and performed for years but doing it on ice means starting something totally from scratch,” she admits. “But I can’t wait to just go for it and have fun – and I’m loving working with Brendyn. He’s just adorable and such a brilliant teacher.”

In the interview, Rachel addresses the criticism she has received that her experience as a popstar and previous Strictly Come Dancing contestant gives her an advantage.

“I am not a trained dancer, I’ve learned on the job. Dancing with a partner is so different to the kind of things I did when I was in a band. Of course, if you’re a performer you’ve got that experience behind you, but I think everyone’s got to just bring themselves to the show. That’s what people enjoy watching – the journey.”

And she also addresses the prospect of an S Club 7 reunion. “Not at the moment but I would definitely be open to it if all seven of us were taking part,” she says. “We message each other every now and again. But I haven’t seen them for so long!”

Rachel also tells the magazine how she is coping with her strict rehearsal schedule while raising a family and working on her other work projects, including a fashion collaboration with a high street brand.

“I am just muddling my way through it all, dropping balls everywhere. I am stressing out, trying to get everything done, but I think that’s life for everyone, isn’t it right now? I don’t think anyone has a nine to five job anymore. I try not to give myself such a hard time when the balls fall. It’s okay – we’re all human.”