By SARAH BULL
Nervous: Kerry Katona looked slightly tentative as she took to the ice for the first time with Torvill and Dean
Kerry Katona looks more than a little nervous as she takes to the ice for the first time with mentors Torvill and Dean ahead of her Dancing On Ice debut this weekend.
The 30-year-old presenter looked tentative and apprehensive as she made her way on to the rink in the session last year.
But Kerry, who wore leggings, a baseball jacket and grey gloves for the rehearsal, soon cheered up when she was met by legendary ice skating champions Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, the resident mentors for celebrity contestants on the ITV show.
Struggling: Kerry practised on the ice ahead of her debut on Dancing On Ice this weekend
Kerry is just one of the 18 skaters who will take to the ice on Sunday night, but admits she is terrified about facing the show's judges, particularly acid-tongued Jason Gardiner.
Gardiner has never made a secret of his dislike of Kerry, saying when she was first rumoured to be taking part: 'We’ve had some rude and very annoying people on the show but Kerry would sink us to an all new low.
'We should be aiming for someone like Victoria Beckham, not Kerry at the other end of the scale.'
It starts well: Jane Torvill tries to help Kerry get her feet on the ice in their first rehearsal together
Oops! But Kerry couldn't manage it, and slipped over while Torvill kept a tight grip on her
But Kerry is now hoping to win over the judge with her talents on the ice.
She said: 'I know he doesn’t like me. I just hope he judges me on my skating ability and doesn’t try to bring up my past to put me down.
'All I can do is my best. I’ve come a long way in the past 12 months.'
Competitor: Nadia Sawalha was held by Torvill and Dean as she made her way around the rink
Slip sliding away: Nadia ended up on her knees as her move goes slightly wrong
Kerry wasn't the only one who appeared to be struggling during the rehearsal.
Photos of the rehearsal, which took place last October but will be shown on Sunday's series premiere, show Nadia Sawalha spending more of her time on her bottom on the ice than standing upright.
And Nadia is finding the weekend's first episode more than a little daunting as she will be competing against other stars who have found picking up the skating skill a lot easier.
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Kerry Katona gets ready for Dancing on Ice
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