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PERRI SHAKES-DRAY­TON will bring her ath­leti­cism and bub­bly per­son­al­ity to ITV in the new year when she takes part in Danc­ing on Ice.

The 28-year-old 400m run­ner is in the Eng­land squad for the Com­mon­wealth Games in April but an­nounced last week she would be danc­ing against celebri­ties such as Kem Ceti­nay from Love Is­land dur­ing the early part of 2018.

She has met her pro­fes­sional part­ner and will start train­ing ahead of the new se­ries, which will see 12 con­tes­tants try­ing to im­press judges Jane Torvill and Christo­pher Dean.

“It is an op­por­tu­nity and I was told in the past I’d never be able to run again and that was not nice to be told,” she said. “Now the fact my body feels good, I’ve been given a chal­lenge, an op­por­tu­nity, I’m go­ing to go give it my best shot.”

Perri ShakesDray­ton: a new chal­lenge

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