Earlier in the week, James told fans he was ready to go after hearing the news of Joe’s exit.
“Are you waiting by the phone @hayleysoraya???” he wrote online, tagging Hayley Tamaddon, who won the series ten years ago, into the post.
“I’ve already dusted my skates off incase I get the call from @dancingonice.
“All I need is a blade sharpen from @IceLukasz and a little check over from @BhamPhysioLtd and I’m ready to go. #DancingOnIce,” he continued.
“Hahaha! I love this! Oh I’m so there!” Hayley replied.
“Slightly heavier, somewhat older, and a whole less bendier… but I’m there!” she went on to add.
“It’s ok for me, I was already old when I did it and have never had any great flexibility.
“But nearly 20kg,” he candidly admitted.