Who is Libby Clegg? Dancing on Ice 2020 star and Paralympic Champion

LIBBY Clegg MBE has been confirmed as the latest star to join the Dancing On Ice 2020 line-up.

But what else do we know about the talented athlete who has four Paralympic medals under her belt? Find out more below…

Libby Clegg is taking part in Dancing On Ice 2020
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Who is Libby Clegg?

Libby Clegg is a Scottish Paralympic sprinter who was born on March 24, 1990 in Stockport.

She has a deteriorating condition in her eyes called Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy.

Libby only has relative peripheral vision in her left eye and is registered as blind.

The talented athlete has represented both Scotland and Great Britain throughout her career.

She is best known for being a part of Team GB at the 2008 Summer Paralympics where she won the silver medal for the T12 100M race.

And for winning gold in Rio at the 2016 Paralympic Games in the 100m T11.

It was there that she broke the world record for the T11 200m.

Among her many accolades, in 2017 Libby was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Years Honour list for her services to athletics and charity.

Libby was appointed MBE in the 2017 New Years Honours list
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Is Libby Clegg married?

No, Libby is not married but she has been engaged to fiancé Dan Powell since 2017.

In October 2018 the couple announced they were expecting their first child.

And in April 2019 she gave birth to their son Edward.

Libby and her fiancé Dan Powell welcomed their son in April 2019

Is Libby Clegg joining Dancing on Ice 2020?

Yes – On September 22, 2019, The Sun exclusively revealed that Libby was the latest star to sign up for DOI.

The ITV show teased a glimpse of the 29-year-old on their social media pages, but fans were unable to correctly identify the Scottish sprinter.

In the sneak peek, Libby held up her MBE and has her glittering engagement ring on display.

Dancing On Ice simply wrote: “Another amazing addition to the Class of 2020…”

Fans speculated that Libby could be anyone from Carol Vorderman to Lorraine Kelly, with Rachel Riley, Laura Tobin, and Victoria Pendleton also thrown into the mix.

A few days later Libby took to her social media to confirm she was taking part, writing:

“Well, it’s finally been announced! I’ll be swapping my sprint spikes for ice skates in the coming months!

“Hopefully skating my way to success on the ice rink too
“Incredibly exciting opportunity which I can’t wait to embrace!”

When does Dancing On Ice 2020 start?

There is still no date confirmed for the next series.

However, it is likely that the new series of the show will kick off around the same time as the previous two seasons, which have started on the first weekend of January.

If the trend continues, we could see the new series of Dancing on Ice start on January 5, 2020.

Who will host Dancing On Ice 2020?

Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have already confirmed for a new series in 2020.

The pair have hosted the show together since it first began back in 2006.

They have proved very popular on the show – last year Holly created fireworks with her on-going feud with contestant Gemma Collins.


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