Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield made a return to This Morning today, and revealed that’s not the only thing they’re coming back to: Dancing On Ice is officially returning to our screens.
The pair will be taking on presenting duties again and Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are returning, but this time as judges.
The rumours of the show’s reboot have been circulating for weeks, but it’s only now that it’s been made official.
Presenting the segment from a cold looking ice rink outside the This Morning studios, with Rylan Clark-Neal skating round in the background, Holly and Phil confirmed the original line up would be reunited.
Holly presented the skating series with Phil from its beginning in 2006 until Christine Lampard took over in 2012. But the This Morning duo are back on hosting duties.
There’s going to be a brand new studio set and a whole host of new professional skaters.
Phillip said: “There are some big changes, all for the very exciting better. It’s now in a brand new home.”
Jayne and Chris, who normally train the celebrities and choreograph the routines are switching roles however, and are moving onto the judging panel and will be alongside two additional judges who have yet to be announced.
Chris revealed: “The professionals and the celebrities are going to do their own choreography.”
Holly replied that that felt a little bit frightening as Chris and Jayne would have no control over it at all.
But Jayne told how exciting it was as there were new professional skaters and it would have a fresh feel.
With Rylan skating in at that point, aided by a plastic penguin, Phil asked the showbiz correspondent if he’d been approached for the show.
Rylan replied: “Of course I haven’t!” hmm, we’re not so sure, he certainly seemed to have some skating skills…
Rumoured celebrities taking part include Katie Price, Michelle Heaton, and Antony Cotton.
The show will return in 2018.
After This Morning aired, Phil posted a picture to his Instagram double confirming the news.
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Fans are thrilled that the show is returning.
Hundreds have already tweeted that they’re struggling to contain their excitement!