Adding Dancing on Ice to his CV, he stormed to victory over Donal Mac Intyre and Liberty X's Jessica Taylor.
Other participants that year included Melinda Messenger, Roxanne Pallett and Coleen Nolan.
Donna, who is currently dating Kate Middleton's brother James, has her chances further boosted thanks to her partner Mark Hanretty.
Mark is the optimum age for a winning professional partner at 32.
Research courtesy of Bonus Code Bets collated statistics from the first eight series of the show, and a number of factors have indicated the 38-year-old Geordie lass has almost been handpicked to win.
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In the competition, he battled against Corey Feldman, Heidi Range and Jennifer Ellison to keep his place.
Matthew beat X Factor's Chico and Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter in the final round.
Samia Ghadie also met her husband, Sylvain Longchambon, on the ice that year.
However Beth went home with the gold after beating boxer Luke Campbell and actor Matt Lapinskas in the final.