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Dancing On Ice: Phillip Schofield returns as viewers complain

People want Stephen Mulhern back!

Dancing On Ice host Phillip Schofield returned last night after missing last weekend’s show due to Covid.

On February 6, Holly Willoughby was joined by Stephen Mulhern as he filled in for Phil following his Covid diagnosis.

However, last night, Phil made his return and admitted it was good to be back with Holly.

Holly and Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice
Phil returned last night (Credit: ITV)

Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice

Opening the show, Holly said: “Welcome back, Phil!”

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Phil said: “Thank you, I missed it last week. I had serious fomo.

“But made better by four or five gin and tonics!”

Holly and Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice
Holly and Phil were finally back together! (Credit: ITV)

He added: “Also, well done to Stephen Mulhern. Fantastic. You’re welcome.”

However, viewers watching were already missing Stephen and called for him to host permanently.

One person said on Twitter: “Anyone else missing Stephen Mulhern? It just felt so much more relaxed and fun last week.”

Another wrote: “Bring back Stephen Mulhern, Phil so boring.”

A third added: “#DancingOnIce soo dry tonight compared to last week… Bring back Stephen Mulhern!!!”

Stephen Mulhern replaces Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice
Viewers wanted Stephen back! (Credit: ITV)

Others were glad to have Phil and Holly back together.

One said: “Unpopular opinion… I’m glad Phil is back, I missed him!”

Another tweeted: “@Schofe great to see you back on @dancingonice.”

It comes after Stephen won over viewers during last weekend’s programme.

Viewers were loving his jokes and banter with Holly.

Before his stint, Stephen had shared a photo of himself and Holly in rehearsals.

He said: “Standing in for the incredible @Schofe on @dancingonice tonight.

“Back with my right hand woman @hollywills for the first time in 16 years!”

As he was struck down with Covid, Phil watched the show from his home.

And he couldn’t help but poke fun at Stephen!

Stephen had said during the live show: “I know Phil is watching. Phil, I’m having fun.”

Phil then replied on his Instagram: “Not too much fun Mulhern…”

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He quipped: “I know where you live.”

Dancing On Ice continues on ITV, Sunday February 20, at 6pm.

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