She was also crowned the World Dance Street Champion in 2011.
Vanessa is dating circus performer Louis Nathaniel and she regularly posts gushing messages about her partner on social media.
The Hollyoaks actress, 39, will take to the ice with professional skater Sylvain Longchambon, 37, as the show returns to ITV after four years.
She is the sister of Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson, who represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.
She moved to London that same year, when she got into the prestigious Urdang Academy, from where she has a Diploma in Professional Dance.
He first appeared on The X Factor in 2012 but only made it as far as judge's houses. in the same year and signed up for winter sports show The Jump as a reserve in 2017. Vanessa Bauer, 21, is a German dancer, acrobat and ice skater.