Vanessa Bauer on Dancing on Ice: Age, split and feud with Megan Barton Hanson revealed

3 March 2019, 16:26 | Updated: 3 March 2019, 16:31

Vanessa Bauer
Vanessa Bauer. Picture: ITV
Tom Eames

By Tom Eames

Love Island's Wes Nelson is teamed up with DOI professional Vanessa Bauer, but who is she?

Vanessa Bauer won Dancing on Ice in 2018 with Jake Quickenden, and is now taking to the ice with Wes Nelson.

The dancer is ready to take on celebs including Gemma Collins, James Jordan and many more - but who is she?

From her relationship history to her age, here are all the facts you need to know:

  1. Who is Vanessa Bauer and where is she from?

    Vanessa Bauer was born in Berlin, Germany.

    She is a professional ice skater, and partnered professionally with Nolan Seegert. They became the German national junior pairs' champion at the 2013 German Figure Skating Championships.

    She went on to work on board Royal Caribbean's Harmony Of the Seas, and moved to London in late 2017 to join Dancing on Ice.

  2. Vanessa Bauer age: How old is she?

    Vanessa was born on May 23, 1996.

    She celebrated her 22nd birthday in 2018.

  3. Vanessa Bauer boyfriend: Is she dating anyone?

    Vanessa was previously in a relationship with boyfriend Louis Nathaniel, but confirmed their split shortly before she first took to the ice with Wes in January 2019.

    Soon after, Wes's Love Island girlfriend Megan Barton Hanson made her feelings known, posting on Instagram that she wasn't happy with the timing of the announcement.

    Megan wrote: "Love that you decide to announce your breakup with your boyfriend on the night of your first performance with my boyfriend! You’ve never reached out to me once or invited me to watch you train, it pained you to introduce yourself to me last night you didn’t even look me in the eye."

    She later apologised for her comments on Loose Women, saying: "I was just really hurt, obviously. I think it’s normal, I'm not deeply insecure. I’m jealous, I am selfish."