CORONATION Street’s Mollie Gallagher is working double shifts as she juggles filming the hit soap with Dancing On Ice and admits: “I don’t know how I’ve not cried yet!”
The TV star reveals her life revolves around the Weatherfield set and the rink and confesses it is a logistical nightmare – but she loves it.
The 25-year-old chatted to HOAR ahead of her Sunday night debut.
She will hurtle across the ice on ITV’s winter juggernaut with skating proficionado Sylvain Longchambon, who is married to Corrie star and ex Dancing On Ice contestant Samia.
But modest Mollie tells HOAR: “I very much doubt I’ll win, I just love doing it.
“I want to get as far as I can and see how it goes!”
Despite her self doubt photos show Mollie has already mastered incredible stunts including the difficult twists, toe jumps and lifts.
Through gritted teeth she manages a smile while Sylvain hoists her into the air.
Mollie has been in training since she was announced in the 2023 line-up back October.
The star will also be joined by a number of famous faces including Love Island’s Ekin Su, ex footballer John Fashanu, EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer and Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson.
Sitting next to Mollie, the actress tells us: “I don’t know how Mollie’s been doing it.
“She’s doing 12hr days filming and trying to skate. And then finding a rink to try and skate.”
Mollie replies: “I love being busy. It’s when you’re up north and you can’t find a rink!”
And Carley, 40, adds: “Finding a rink, finding the hours to fit, and you’re only allowed to do two hours a day.
“You feel like you only, mind the pun, find your beat after an hour, and then you’ve only got an hour left.”
Emotions run high, they say, as the stars are desperate to put on a good show and to entertain avid Dancing On Ice fans.
John, 60, adds: “There’s always emotional moments, there’s times when you fall on the floor and times when you do go down.
“It can be very very scary. And the ice. To fall over and catch your skating boot, ohh.”