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Joe-Warren Plant has swapped the Yorkshire Dales for the Dancing On Ice rink, as he prepares to take part in the up-coming series of the hit show.

The Emmerdale actor is partnered up with skating professional Vanessa Bauer and the pair have been documenting their journey so far on Instagram, spending much of their time training in preparation for the show.

So who is the actor getting set to take on the ice? Let’s take a look…

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Who is Joe-Warren Plant?

Joe-Warren Plant is an 18 year old soap star who first came into the spotlight when he joined the cast of Emmerdale at just eight years old.

Joe plays Jacob Gallagher in the soap, the adoptive son of Alicia Harding and the biological son of Leyla Harding, and he has had his fair share of difficult storylines to contend with whilst appearing on the soap.

He’s been a part of Emmerdale’s grooming storyline which saw him engage in an inappropriate relationship with perpetrator Maya Stepney and, more recently, he’s been at the centre of a teen pregnancy scandal with character Leanna Cavanagh, played by actress Mimi Slinger.

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And detailing whether or not he found these scenes hard to film, Joe told OK! online earlier this year: “Definitely. It’s out of my comfort zone to be honest but at the same time it’s been good because the more hard-hitting storylines I get it might be hard but I’m improving with the storylines they throw at me.

“So I can improve my ability as an actor but it’s definitely hard and awkward at times.”

While on Dancing On Ice, Joe won’t be quitting the Dales and is instead “off to Portugal for six months to go and visit his mum.”

Joe was born in Blackpool and his last known place of residence was his girlfriend’s family home, he told OK! Online in summer.

The star has over 57,000 followers on Instagram and he has been sharing various snaps of his skating journey.

It appears the young actor is also a fan of cars and he once told fans he bought his dream car at the age of 16.

Joe wrote at the time: “So……. I bought my DREAM car at the age of 16! I never thought I would ever get this lucky. Just wanted to say Thankyou to all who played a role in the process: My Family. My friends.

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“And most of all, the fans! I love every single one of you and appreciate the continuous support you have given me over the past 9 years at Emmerdale!

“Thankyou for this opportunity, it really means a lot to me. Much love, Joe.”

Who is Joe-Warren Plant dating?

Joe Warren-Plant has been dating girlfriend Nicole Hadlow for three years, however recent reports suggest the pair have since gone their separate ways.

Nicole recently shared a sign on Instagram of a pensioner holding up a sign on Instagram, which said: "Dating advice. Name June, Age- 81, Don’t,” The Sun reports.

And towards the end of November it was reported that he’d moved out of the home he lived in with Nicole.

It was reported that the move happened following rows about time spent training for Dancing on Ice with partner, Vanessa Bauer.

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A friend told The Sun: "Joe and Nicole's relationship has come under strain because of the amount of time he was spending with Vanessa on the ice.

“They've been rowing a lot so decided earlier this month it was best Joe move out. It wasn't what he wanted… but his dedication to the show has put their romance under pressure.

The source added that the actor is hoping to use the Christmas break to work things out with Nicole, but added: "It’s not looking too hopeful at the moment."

Joe and Nicole, who works as a model, have been picture several times in loved-up snaps on Instagram, from attending glamorous events together to going away on holiday.

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