Liberty Poole says she's 'as flexible as a wooden stick' ahead of 'Dancing On Ice' debut

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Liberty Poole says it's 'crazy' she is being considered a frontrunner to win 'Dancing On Ice'. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Liberty Poole says it's 'crazy' she is being considered a frontrunner to win 'Dancing On Ice'. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Love Island contestant Liberty Poole says she's got a lot of work to do before she can perform an elegant skating routine on Dancing On Ice.

The 22-year-old star told the Daily Mirror at the Pride of Britain Awards that she "wants to do well" in the ITV competition and is training five days a week to make it happen.

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"I love skating, but I'm about as flexible as a wooden stick — so I need to improve on that," she said.

Poole said she used to skate as a youngster, but thinks it's "quite crazy" that she has been tipped as a potential favourite to win the series.

Watch: Liberty Poole looks back at Love Island and ahead to Dancing On Ice

She added: "I'm enjoying it and even though I know how to skate, you have to forget what you know and start all over again. Hopefully everything goes alright."

Poole was one of the most popular contestants on this year's Love Island, entering the villa on day one and immediately coupling up with water engineer Jake Cornish.

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She and Cornish became the series' first official couple, but broke up just days before the final when Poole became concerned their relationship was one-sided.

Both took the decision at the eleventh hour to voluntarily leave the show, which was ultimately won by Millie Court and Liam Reardon.

Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish were one of the most popular couples on this year's 'Love Island', until their surprise break-up. (ITV)
Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish were one of the most popular couples on this year's 'Love Island', until their surprise break-up. (ITV)

Poole said it has been "amazing" to get to grips with her newfound fame since appearing on the show, which is one of the UK's biggest reality TV events.

She added: "It’s been overwhelming. Walking down the street and people knowing who I am — I still haven’t got used to that."

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Poole will follow in the footsteps of previous Love Island contestants Wes Nelson, Maura Higgins and Kem Cetinay, who have all been standout performers on Dancing On Ice.

This year's Dancing on Ice line-up also includes Rachel Stevens, Kimberley Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Bez from the Happy Mondays.

The show is expected to begin airing in January 2022.

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