Dancing On Ice 2013: See the stars rehearsing for Love Week as Joe Pasquale reveals, “I’m feeling a lot better!” (PICTURES)

by Lynn Rowlands

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It is of course Love Week on Dancing On Ice, and after the jump, we have pictures of the show’s stars rehearsing…

However, first, contestant Joe Pasquale has revealed that he’s now feeling a lot better as his recovery from shingles continues to progress.

Writing in the Express today, Joe remarked, “I’m now feeling a lot better. I’m still on painkillers but the rash has gone down, so I feel a lot better going into tonight’s performance.”

He added, “The theme tonight is Love Week, which I was dreading because I am not a big romantic type…

“So I thought “how can I sell romance, that is not me”, but this is where the genius of Christopher Dean comes in.

“I was expecting a big Mariah Carey ballad, but he has given me a song which is right up my street.

“The choreography is difficult, I have a lift that I have not done before, but at least the number suits my personality.

“He is a genius as he does the choreography on the spot. He says “Can you do this, can you do that” and puts it together as he goes along on the ice.

“Everybody says I am improving but I don’t see it. I’m doing it every day so I don’t notice improvement, but I must be getting better, as Chris is giving me more difficult routines every week.

“The most bizarre aspect is the growing fan club for my bunion…

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“After Phillip Schofield mentioned the hole in my boot for Barry the Bunion someone set up a Twitter account which now has more than 2,000 followers, which I just can’t believe.

“People are taking pictures of their bunions and putting them on Twitter. It has started a whole new trend.”

We will of course see Joe and Barry the Bunion in Dancing On Ice tonight at 6.15pm, but for now, here are those pictures of this week’s training followed by a look at Joe’s performance last weekend…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.