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Thursday 14th November 2019

Dancing On Ice 'makes TV history by pairing its first same-sex couple'

Skating into the history books

TV history has reportedly been made by ITV pairing a same-sex couple on the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice.

The show is due to start in January 2020, with Steps singer H rumoured to be pairing up with professional skater Matt Evers.

The move follows years of speculation about having same-sex couples compete on dance shows and beats BBC rivals Strictly Come Dancing to the television landmark.

Steps star H is set to make history when he's paired with a same-sex partner (Credit: ITV)

H – real name Ian Watkins – reportedly asked DOI bosses to pair him with a male skater.

And The Sun says the "fully supportive" team granted his request.

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A source revealed: "After conversations with the Dancing On Ice production team, H enquired as to the possibility of being paired with a male pro skater."

Bosses at Dancing On Ice are fully supportive of a same-sex partnership, so this year H will be paired with Matt.

They added: "Bosses at Dancing On Ice are fully supportive of a same-sex partnership, so this year H will be paired with Matt."

Matt is reportedly set to pair up with popular singer H to make TV history (Credit: Splash News)

Now bosses hope the "huge moment in TV history" might "start a trend".

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The source continued: "It’s a huge moment in TV history. A lot of viewers will be watching and the hope is it might set a trend."

Ent Daily contacted ITV for a comment.

They said: "We won't be commenting on speculation around the Dancing On Ice pairings until closer to the new series in 2020."

H gets some practice in ahead of the series launch (Credit: ITV)

Matt was last year paired with Gemma Collins, who recently announced she'd be making a return for the show's Christmas special.

H was last seen practising his ice moves with skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

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