Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has revealed she is willing to dust off her famous red swimsuit to win votes on Dancing On Ice.

The 45-year-old star, best known for her performance as lifeguard CJ Parker on the nineties TV show, is competing in the new series of the ITV1 ice-skating contest, which returns to screens on Sunday.

Asked if she would recreate scenes from Baywatch on the rink, Pamela quipped: "You never know - if I need to do it, I will do it to win. I will get the red swimsuit on if I get that far. I will. I'll do whatever it takes."

The actress, who has been tipped as an early favourite, added: "I think because I'm Canadian, everyone expects me to be able to skate, and I haven't skated since I was five.

"But I've been trying really hard. I really want to learn and I love the technical side of it all. And I love the performance - I hope people enjoy the performance as well as the skating part."

Pamela is joined in the new series by stars including Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas, former X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex and Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell.

Corrie star Samia Ghadie and ex-EastEnder Matt Lapinskas are also getting their skates on along with comics Keith Chegwin and Joe Pasquale.

Ex-GMTV host Anthea Turner and Labour peer Oona King complete the line-up.

This year also sees the return to the judging panel of acid-tongued choreographer Jason Gardiner. He will be joined by head judge Robin Cousins, former ice-skater Karen Barber and ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

"I'm just going to be what you all know me to be - I'm there as a judge," Jason said. "You have no time to pussyfoot around and sugar-coat anything."