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Dancing On Ice: Joe-Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer ‘could be brought back as fans speculate’

They had to quit due to positive COVID-19 tests

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Dancing On Ice fans think the show will bring back Joe-Warren Plant and Vanessa Bauer following their exit.

The series has been hit by COVID-19 chaos after 18-year-old Joe-Warren and comedian Rufus Hound pulled out after testing positive for the virus.

ITV recently confirmed the show will not air this Sunday and reports claim Joe-Warren might return the following weekend.

Joe-Warren Plant could return to Dancing On Ice (Credit: ITV)

Will Joe-Warren Plant return to Dancing On Ice?

A source told The Sun: “It feels like nothing is going to get in the way of Joe and Vanessa winning this year’s show. They might as well get the trophy now.”

However, explanations have previously been given which rule out celebrities who have left the competition being invited to return.

The show has stated that celebrities can only have one missed show.

Ent Daily has contacted Dancing On Ice for comment.

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Joe-Warren and Vanessa pulled out of the show after testing positive for COVID-19 (Credit: ITV)

What did Joe-Warren say about his Dancing On Ice exit?

Last week, Joe-Warren issued a statement.

In it, he said: “Having tested positive for Covid this now means the end of the competition for Vanessa [Bauer] and I.

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“Thank you so much to Vanessa for being a fantastic teacher and although it has been cut short…

“…I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this experience.”

He went on to thank crew members, Vanessa and fellow celeb skaters.

Fans want Joe-Warren to return (Credit: ITV)

Fans want Joe-Warren back

With the show taking a break this week, fans took to Twitter to beg Joe-Warren to come back.

One viewer screamed: “Can @JoeWarrenPlant and Vanessa come back now because you’re skipping a week please.”

Another wrote: “Anyway, as my boyfriend Matthew has just pointed out, Joe-Warren Plant will have quarantined long enough for them to bring him back if need be after this break so… watch this space, I s’pose.

“Also IT’S IN THE RULES that you’re only allowed to miss two consecutive weeks, and Joe-Warren has only missed one.

“So TECHNICALLY if they put this ‘best of’ show in the middle of the series it means they won’t be BREAKING THE RULES if he comes back. Just… bending them.”

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Holly and Phil are taking a break this weekend (Credit: ITV)

What did ITV say about this week?

The viewers’ demands come after ITV announced it would be taking the show off the air this weekend.

In a statement, the broadcaster said there would be no live show on Sunday February 21.

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“Each week our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times,” it said.

“The welfare of all of those involved is important to us and we felt it prudent to take a week’s break at this juncture.”

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