United Kingdom: Ulrika on ice

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Ulrika Jonsson, presenter of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest from Birmingham, is to take part in the new series of Dancing on Ice on ITV 1. The Show is similar to shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Let's Dance (Swedish Version), but with the fundemental difference of Dancing while ice skating.

Dancing On Ice is in itssecond series after the last series was the third most watched show in the United Kingdom in 2006. Last year's show saw no Eurovision related stars taking part, but this year we have Ulrika Jonsson, who everyone will remember for presenting the 1998 contest, and Miss World 1998.

Also on New Year's eve a show called Most Funny 100 moments of UK TV was broadcast on Channel 4:Ulrika Jonsson got number 98 with presenting the 1998 contest when she,On hearing that the Dutch lady announcing the Netherlands' votes had previously been a contestant in Eurovision, Ulrika replied, "A long time ago, was it?" which was followed by much laughter and booing from the audience. In fact, Conny Van Den Bos, who sung for the Netherlands in 1965, said that she had gone to the contest many years ago; unfortunately for both Conny and Ulrika this wasn't heard above the noise of the audience. What was heard, however, was Ulrika's comment. Ulrika has never been out of the limelight in the United Kingdom, either in the Papers or on the TV shehas alwaysbeen in the news.

Also starring on Dancing on Ice is Lisa Scott-Lee who was strongly tipped to appear in the Making your Mind Upshow (United Kingdom Eurovision national final), but then didn't. But in 2005 her brother Andy Scott-Lee entered the Making Your Mind Up show, where he came 3rd behind Javine and Katie Price aka Jordan.

The Dancing On Ice show is again expected to bring an Audience of aroundeight million on average; more Popular than the Queen of England's Christmas speech. There are also similar shows in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany (the 2001 representative Michelle took part), Russia and planned shows of this in Turkey and Slovakia.

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