Dancing On Ice Vanessa Bauer: From Boyfriend And Age To Nationality – 5 Facts On The Skater

12 January 2021, 17:46 | Updated: 15 January 2021, 15:49

Vanessa Bauer has been on Dancing on Ice since 2018
Vanessa Bauer has been on Dancing on Ice since 2018. Picture: ITV / Vanessa Bauer/Instagram

Vanessa Bauer returns to Dancing on Ice this year, and this time her partner is Joe-Warren Plant. But who is Vanessa, what's her nationality and how old is the skater?

Dancing on Ice professional Vanessa Bauer is competing on the ice with Joe-Warren Plant for the 2021 series on ITV, after years of success with the likes of Wes Nelson and Perri Kiely.

Vanessa has been a professional on the skating show since 2018 and now at 24 years old she’s returning to the competition as it goes ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dancing on Ice: Vanessa Bauer is partnered with Joe-Warren Plant
Dancing on Ice: Vanessa Bauer is partnered with Joe-Warren Plant. Picture: ITV

Who is Vanessa and what is her nationality?

Vanessa is a professional figure skater, acrobatic and choreographer who has had a full career performing, including on cruise ships.

Originally from Berlin in Germany, Vanessa is amongst the DOI champions after winning in 2018 with Jake Quickenden.

How old is Vanessa Bauer?

Vanessa Bauer is 24 years old
Vanessa Bauer is 24 years old. Picture: Vanessa Bauer/Instagram

Vanessa is 24 years old – her birthday is 23 May 1996.

Who is Vanessa Bauer partnered with on Dancing on Ice 2021?

For series 13 in 2021, Vanessa is partnered with Joe-Warren Plant, an 18-year-old Emmerdale actor.

Does Vanessa Bauer have a boyfriend?

Vanessa understandably keeps her private life out of the spotlight, so it’s not known whether she’s dating anyone or has a boyfriend, but she was previously in a long-term relationship with circus performer Louis Nathaniel.

They dated for two and a half years before calling it quits in 2019.

Vanessa Bauer was with boyfriend Louis Nathaniel for two and a half years
Vanessa Bauer was with boyfriend Louis Nathaniel for two and a half years. Picture: Vanessa Bauer/Instagram

What happened with Vanessa Bauer and Megan Barton Hanson?

Awkward much? Wes Nelson’s girlfriend at the time Megan Barton Hanson hit out at the professional on Instagram just hours after their first performance on the ice in 2019.

Megan ranted, alongside a pouting selfie, “Love that you decide to announce your breakup with your boyfriend on the night of your first performance with my boyfriend.”

Wes Nelson and partner Vanessa Bauer
Wes Nelson is partnered with the professional acrobatic. Picture: PA
Megan Barton-Hanson hit out at Vanessa Bauer on Instagram
Megan Barton-Hanson hit out at Vanessa Bauer on Instagram. Picture: Megan Barton-Hanson/Instagram

It wasn’t the first or last time Vanessa was speculated to be at the centre of her dance partner’s split, after 2018 partner Jake Quickenden split from girlfriend Danielle Fogarty a month after they hit the rink.

And ahead of the 2021 series, her partner Joe-Warren Plant split from his long-term girlfriend Nicole Hadlow.

However, Vanessa has addressed this in a recent interview, telling the tabloids: “I can understand why my partners’ girlfriends find it difficult. We spend so much time together rehearsing.

"We’re telling a story on the ice, and it’s nothing more than that, but you have to try to come across as genuine.”

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