‘Getting ready for Dancing On Ice’: Michelle Heaton showcases her muscular physique in sports bra and leggings as she hits the gym ahead of her appearance on ITV show

Michelle Heaton took to Instagram on Saturday to show off her muscular physique as she hit the gym ahead of her appearance on ITV’s Dancing On Ice in January.

The Liberty X star, 43, looked incredible in a yellow sports bra with a criss cross back and teamed it with skin-tight black leggings. 

Michelle documented her training regime in the post and said she was working on her shoulders  and strength in preprations for lifts on the ice rink. 

Rock hard abs: Michelle Heaton, 43,c took to Instagram on Saturday to show off her muscular physique as she hit the gym ahead of her appearance on ITV's Dancing On Ice

Rock hard abs: Michelle Heaton, 43,c took to Instagram on Saturday to show off her muscular physique as she hit the gym ahead of her appearance on ITV’s Dancing On Ice

The songstress flaunted her rock hard abs in the snaps and enjoyed a quick break as she sipped from a large water bottle.

She swept her brunette tresses back from her beautiful face for the work-out where lifted all manner of weights. 

The reality star was then joined by her husband Hugh Hanley as they both flexed their muscles for the camera. 

Hardcore: The Liberty X star looked incredible in a yellow sports bra with a criss cross back and teamed it with skin-tight black leggings

Hardcore: The Liberty X star looked incredible in a yellow sports bra with a criss cross back and teamed it with skin-tight black leggings

Happy couple: The reality star was then joined by her husband Hugh Hanley as they both flexed their muscles for the camera

Happy couple: The reality star was then joined by her husband Hugh Hanley as they both flexed their muscles for the camera

She wrote ‘And on Saturday we hydrate! 45 mins of back & shoulders today .. here are a few of my exercises’.

‘Remember, lifting weights doesn’t have to mean getting big. For us ladies we would have to lift an incredible weight and eat allot of food to build and bulk’.

‘I lift because it strengthens my upper body, my core and physical condition. In turn creating that ‘lean’ not ‘bulky’ effect. And it releases those happy hormones putting a spring in my step!’

Adding: ‘All helping towards my lifts on Dancing On Ice where upper body strength is key to support each other’. 

Working hard: She swept her brunette tresses back from her beautiful face for the work-out where lifted all manner of weights

Working hard: She swept her brunette tresses back from her beautiful face for the work-out where lifted all manner of weights

Building up a sweat: Michelle documented her training regime in the post and said she was working on her shoulders and strength in preprations for lifts on the ice rink

Building up a sweat: Michelle documented her training regime in the post and said she was working on her shoulders and strength in preprations for lifts on the ice rink

Post: Michelle shared a lengthy post about her work out

Post: Michelle shared a lengthy post about her work out 

Michelle signed up for the 2023 series of Dancing On Ice according to insiders, as part of her plan to relaunch her career following her battle with drink and drugs.

Michelle has been through a lot over the past few years and she has overcome a lot to make it this far.

An insider told The Sun  that her motivation for taking part is her two children Faith, ten, and AJ, eight.

They said: ‘She wants to push herself and make her children proud of her. She is raring to go and cannot wait to get out onto the ice.’

Ice queen: Michelle's been keeping fans up to date with her training via social media (pictured with her professional partner Lukasz Rozycki)

Ice queen: Michelle’s been keeping fans up to date with her training via social media (pictured with her professional partner Lukasz Rozycki)

Michelle is already working on another major reality show as it was revealed last week that she is currently filming for the fifth series of Celebrity SAS.

The hit Channel 4 show sees celebrities sign up for a condensed version of the hazardous training course utilized by the United Kingdom Special Forces.

Michelle will star alongside TOWIE star James Argent and former heath secretary Matt Hancock in the upcoming series.

Meanwhile on Dancing On Ice, which will air in January, Michelle will join Love Island favourite Ekin-Su Culculoglu, former footballer John Fashanu and actress Patsy Palmer, who have all been confirmed this week to be taking part.

'She wants to make them proud': Friends of the Liberty X singer have revealed that her motivation for taking part is her two children Faith, ten, and AJ, eight

‘She wants to make them proud’: Friends of the Liberty X singer have revealed that her motivation for taking part is her two children Faith, ten, and AJ, eight

DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

PATSY PALMER 

AGE: 50

PROFESSION: Actress and DJ

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I’ve turned it down before because I was terrified, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confront zone. ‘

EKIN-SU CULCULOGLU

AGE: 28

PROFESSION: Love Island star 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I’ve got some amazing news to tell you. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’

 MOLLIE GALLAGHER 

AGE: 24

PROFESSION: Actress

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not got the best coordination so when people find out they will laugh, but I don’t want to spend my life saying “I can’t do this, I can’t do that.”

JOEY ESSEX

AGE: 32 

PROFESSION: Ex TOWIE star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something in my life with structure and it’s more serious than what I usually do.’

 CARLEY STENSON

AGE: 36

PROFESSION: Actress and West End star

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’m so excited that I get to learn how to dance…on ice! I’m terrified but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.’

SIVA KANESWARAN

AGE: 33

PROFESSION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see.’

 JOHN FASHANU 

AGE: 60

PROFESSION: Former footballer and pundit 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?:  ‘I am definitely in it to win it.And this may be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for but I couldn’t be more ready for the challenge!’

NILE WILSON

AGE: 26

PROFESSION: Olympic gymnast 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again.’

 JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE 

AGE: 29

PROFESSION: Drag queen

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is an honour and a big step forward for queer representation on TV.’

  DARREN HARRIOT 

PROFESSION: Comedian 

AGE: 34 

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘I’ve got giant feet, I don’t skate and I can’t danceMy family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall on the first episode!’ 

 MICHELLE HEATON

AGE: 43

PROFESSION: Singer

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: ‘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 truly grateful that I’ve got it this year when I’m a lot stronger.’

 

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