Dancing On Ice’s Michelle Heaton reveals the advice her Liberty X bandmate Jessica Taylor gave her
Dancing On Ice’s Michelle Heaton has revealed the advice she received from fellow Liberty X bandmate Jessica Taylor ahead of her appearance on the ice skating show.
Jessica, 42, competed in the series in 2009 and reached the finals alongside skate partner Pavel Aubrecht.
Sharing the words of wisdom Jessica shared with her, Michelle, 43, said her friends advised her to “enjoy every second” after putting too much “pressure” on herself during the competition.
Tips: Dancing On Ice’s Michelle Heaton has revealed the advice she received from fellow Liberty X bandmate Jessica Taylor ahead of her appearance on the ice skating show
Speaking to MailOnline and other members of the press, Michelle said: “Jessica from Liberty X did the show in 2009. And so of course I spoke to Jess about it and she just said enjoy every second.
“And she said it was so important because before she knew it, even though she made it to the final, she still wished she had enjoyed it more because she had been pushing herself.
“She said just enjoy every moment. And that’s what I’m trying to do.’
Have fun: Detailing the words of wisdom Jessica shared with her, Michelle, 43, said her friends had advised her to “enjoy every second” after putting too much “pressure” on herself during the competition
Meanwhile, Michelle – who recently recounted how she had four falls in one day – insisted she is in it to win it, saying those who say otherwise are likely “lying” themselves.
She said: “I think we all are [in it to win it]. I think you know when someone says, “Oh, I don’t care if I win,” I think it’s almost a lie to itself.
“We would all like to be in the final, which we would all like to win. It would be amazing.’
Competitor: Jessica, 42, competed in the series in 2009 and reached the finals alongside skate partner Pavel Aubrecht (pictured together)
“She said enjoy every minute”: “Even though she reached the finals, she still came away wishing she had enjoyed it more because she was pushing herself” (Michelle and Jessica pictured in 2021)
She continued, “The thing about reminding people with shows like this is whether you like someone or vote for them. Because sometimes the people who go out are like, ‘Oh, I’m sure they’re safe,’ and it’s the same thing when you see the X Factor or pop stars or my upbringing when I was in the competitions.
“If you want to vote for someone, vote for someone, otherwise you are not safe. We all want to be there – just vote for me!’
It comes after Michelle revealed she wants to make her kids proud on Dancing On Ice following their struggles with alcohol and drug addictions.
The former Liberty X star, 43, who recently celebrated 20 months sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley.
Much luck! It comes after Michelle revealed she wants to make her kids proud on Dancing On Ice following their struggles with alcohol and drug addictions
And just a week before her debut on the ITV reality show, she said: “I’ve always watched the show and am a huge fan of the show.
“My bandmate Jessica did it many years ago and I’ve always wanted to do the show but it was never my time.
“Obviously I suffered from addictions so it was never the right time even though I always wanted to do the show and my name was in the bucket.
“I feel really strong and ready. I want to do it because it’s always been on my bucket list. The show is magical – the costumes and doing something that is different and out of my box.
“I’m not a professional dancer, I’m a pop star and a performer, but I’m not a professional at anything! I needed to regain some confidence with my recovery and I think the timing is right.
Cute: The former Liberty X star, 43, who recently celebrated 20 months of sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley
She added: “When I called my husband and told him I got it he was so happy – he’s my biggest supporter. Faith was with me when I got the call and I was crying!
“Faith said when I cried that she thought it was bad news and I told her I got it and she gave me a hug and said, ‘I’m so proud of you mom.
“My children are my biggest supporters. You have to rip them away because they will be there every week!’
Dancing on Ice returns to ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday 15 January at 18:30.
DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS
PROFESSION: Actress and DJ
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I used to turn it down because I was scared, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confrontational zone. ‘
EKIN SU CULCULOGLU
PROFESSION: Love Island star
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: ‘I have amazing news to tell you. I’m so excited I can’t wait to get on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I don’t have the best coordination, so people will laugh when they find out, but I don’t want to spend my life saying, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do that.’
PROFESSION: Ex-TOWIE star
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something structured in my life that was more serious than what I usually do.’
PROFESSION: Actress and West End star
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I’m so excited to learn how to dance on ice! I’m scared but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I want to learn to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for all to see.”
PROFESSION: Former footballer and expert
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I’m definitely about to win it. And this might be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for, but I couldn’t be more up for the challenge!”
PROFESSION: Olympic gymnast
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I haven’t skated much yet, but I’m so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into this routine and feel like an athlete again.
JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE
PROFESSION: drag queen
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “To be the first drag artist to compete in one of the UK’s major reality competition shows is an honor and a huge step forward for queer representation on television.”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I have huge feet, I don’t skate and I can’t dance. My family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall in the first episode!”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I’ve always wanted to do it, but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really, really grateful that I did it this year got when I’m much stronger.’
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11627773/Dancing-Ices-Michelle-Heaton-reveals-advice-Liberty-X-bandmate-Jessica-Taylor-gave-her.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Dancing On Ice’s Michelle Heaton reveals the advice her Liberty X bandmate Jessica Taylor gave her