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Holly Willoughby wants to play cupid on next year’s DOI

But she won't be part of any Strictly-type 'curse'

Holly Willoughby hopes a TV romance on Dancing On Ice could help melt the hearts of ITV viewers when the series returns in January.

The host reckons she could have a role in bringing people together on the show, claiming to have helped kickstart relationships that became marriages with her matchmaking before now.

Holly Willoughby at Dancing on Ice photocall held at the Natural History Museum ice rink
Holly hopes a romance will blossom on the show next year (Credit: Wenn)

But Hols was also quick to point out she would only be keen to help spread the love if both of the potential partners were unattached.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, the 37-year-old I’m A Celebrity favourite emphasised how much she wants to see happy ever after for single celebrities taking to the rink.

Sylvain and Samia are now married (Credit: Instagram @samia_longchambon)

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“I really want there to be a romance on Dancing On Ice this series. I always want that to happen. Wouldn’t that be great?” she pondered.

Holly also hinted she is more than qualified to play cupid and set a couple up.

She continued: “Over the years I’ve set up quite a few people. I like doing it. I’ve helped cause some marriages and some very successful relationships.”

However, the telly personality also insisted she would not encourage those already spoken for to pursue love with a fellow DOI participant.

Phil and Hols looked dressed up for a wedding themselves (Credit: ITV)

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“As long as it’s two single people, then I’m well up for a bit of setting people up,” Holly added.

There have been several couples that have found love on the ice over the past 10 series of the skating show – also presented by Holly’s regular This Morning partner Phillip Schofield – even if they weren’t matched together as contestants.

Former England goalkeeper David Seaman has been married to Frankie Poultney since 2015 and Corrie star Samia Ghadie is hitched to and shares a son with skating pro Sylvain Longchambon.

Sylvain was also previously involved with DOI partner and Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe.

Who could get together on DOI in 2019? (Credit: ITV)

Figure skater Brianne Delcourt has also been linked to contestants Matt Lapinskas and Sam Attwater in the past.

Gemma Collins, EastEnders’ Richard Blackwood, Neighbours actor Mark Little, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden and Love Island’s Wes Nelson have all been announced for the upcoming series.

Also taking part are cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan, Coronation Street’s Jane Danson, Pussycat Dolls’ Melody Thornton and Loose Women’s Saira Khan.

Gemma Collins at the Dancing On Ice Launch Photocall
The GC will be in DOI (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

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