Michelle Heaton: who is the Liberty X pop singer set to appear on ITV’s Dancing on Ice 2023?

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Michelle Heaton is set to appear on this year’s Dancing on Ice which is set to begin in early 2023

Dancing on Ice is set to return to screens at the beginning of 2023 with a new line-up of celebrities who have signed up to take on the ice skating reality show.

Each week the celebrities will learn a new ice skating routine to wow the four judges, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse.

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Many of them have already begun their training to prepare for the first show of Dancing on Ice’s 15th season.

The ITV series has seen a host of celebrities undertake the challenge of learning to figure skate with 14 celebrities being crowned the winner since 2006.

Last year Regan Gascoigne was crowned the winner of the show and joined the ranks of Joe Swash and Ray Quinn who have previously been crowned winner.

Who is Michelle Heaton?

Michelle Heaton is set to appear on the new season of ITV’s Dancing on IceMichelle Heaton is set to appear on the new season of ITV’s Dancing on Ice
Michelle Heaton is set to appear on the new season of ITV’s Dancing on Ice | ITV

Michelle Heaton is set to appear on the 2023 season of Dancing on Ice.

She was born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear on 19 July 1979.

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The 43-year-old began her singing career in girl group Sirens towards the end of the 1990s with other girls from the northeast.

The singer attended Emmanuel City Technology College before attending the Newcastle College of Performing Arts.

What is Michelle Heaton known for?

Michelle Heaton rose to fame when she appeared as one fifth of pop band Liberty XMichelle Heaton rose to fame when she appeared as one fifth of pop band Liberty X
Michelle Heaton rose to fame when she appeared as one fifth of pop band Liberty X | Getty Images

Michelle Heaton is a pop singer, actress and television presenter, who is most known for being in pop group Liberty X.

The singer appeared alongside Kelli Young, Jessica Taylor, Kevin Simm and Tony Lundon.

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Michelle was part of the group from 2001 until they announced their split in 2007, and also returned for the reunion in 2013 for ITV2’s The Big Reunion.

Who is Michelle Heaton married too?

Michelle Heaton is married to her husband Hugh Hanley.

The singer tied the knot with the Irish businessman in 2010 after her previous marriage to Andy Scott-Lee ended.

Michelle and Hugh live with their family in a spacious home in rural Hertfordshire.

Does Michelle Heaton have any children?

Michelle and her husband Hugh have two children together.

Their oldest daughter, Faith Michelle is 10 years old and was born on 12 January 2012.

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The couple also have son Aaron Jay, who was born on 28 February 2014 and is eight years old.

Michelle Heaton shares two children with her husband HughMichelle Heaton shares two children with her husband Hugh
Michelle Heaton shares two children with her husband Hugh | Getty Images

What happened to Michelle Heaton’s health?

In 2021, Michelle Heaton was struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction and opened up about how she “wanted to die” whilst in the depths of her struggles.

The singer celebrated one year sober in April 2022 and thanked rehab for “saving her life”.

At the time she told Closer Magazine:  “I’d given up on life. At my lowest point, I’d wake up in the morning and pray for someone to help me or I just wanted to die.

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“I didn’t care about losing my family or friends, it was only about where the next drink was coming from. My skin was grey, I was exhausted and my body was completely unrecognisable and bloated.”

Michelle also credits her good friend, Katie Price, for helping to save her from her addictions.

In 2012, Michelle Heaton was diagnosed with a mutated BRCA2 gene and found out that she had an 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer.

The news of Michelle’s chances with cancer resulted in her having a double masectomy and breast reconstructive surgery in the same year.

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