Denise Van Outen and Matt Evers will skate together on next year's 'Dancing On Ice', and he will move into her family home as the pair form a bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen

The 'Neighbours' actress - who previously competed on 'Strictly Come Dancing' - and the ice skating professional announced they are to skate together on the series as they attended Proud Embankment in London.

The pair donned matching outfits as Matt got down on one knee to ask Denise to be his skating partner.

He said: "Denise - will you be my ice skating partner for Dancing On Ice 2020?"

She replied: "Yes I will."

Denise admitted she is "so happy" to have been partnered with Matt, and she cannot wait to start training for the series.

She wrote: "Last night @proudembankment was pretty special for me. I found out who my ice pro is for the next few months. @themattevers. I am so HAPPY!! I adore Matt. I literally cannot wait to get into skate school with my new teacher and knuckle down to work. I promise to be a good student and to always listen & learn Matt, because you’re the best and you rock! Come and lockdown with my family in Chelmsford and let’s create some lovely memories. Skate School starts this coming week. Bring it on! @dancingonice @itv

(For the record. Matt and I were both tested before our meet/embrace. We are now in a bubble so we can work together. Matt will be moving into our home for maximum safety) @dancingonice #mattevers #bubble #staysafe (sic)"

Other celebrities set to star in the show include Rufus Hound, Myleene Klass, Joe-Warren Plant, Faye Brookes, Jason Donovan, Sonny Jay, Graham Bell, Colin Jackson, Rebekah Vardy, Lady Leshurr and Billie Faiers.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will be returning to host the show, and skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will form the judging panel alongside John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.