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Dancing On Ice: Stars who could ‘replace Phillip Schofield’ if he misses show

Phil has tested positive for Covid-19

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Phillip Schofield is missing This Morning this week due to testing positive for Covid and now there’s doubts over whether he’ll be able to host Dancing On Ice.

The ITV skating show returns this Sunday for its fourth week of the competition.

However, due to contracting Covid, Phil may not be able to front the show with Holly Willoughby.

On Tuesday, Phil admitted that he and ITV feel “a bit worried” about being able to host the show as he’s “cutting it fine”.

Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice before getting Covid
Will Phil be able to host Dancing On Ice this weekend? (Credit: ITV)

Will Phillip Schofield host Dancing On Ice this weekend?

Phil will need two negative results 24 hours apart to be able to host Dancing On Ice on Sunday.

Read more: Phillip Schofield tests positive for Covid as he’s replaced on This Morning

With the show getting closer, reports claim that replacement presenters are being lined up in case Phil doesn’t test negative in time.

These are apparently Amanda Holden, Alison Hammond and Rochelle Humes.

Amanda Holden could replace Phillip Schofield on DOI after Covid diagnosis
Amanda reportedly lined up to replace Phil if need be (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Who could replace Phil?

An insider has told The Sun that ITV is “a progressive channel who want to reflect the modern world as much as possible”.

They continued: “And while Dancing on Ice’s bosses are gutted to see Phillip forced to temporarily step out of hosting duties, that also presents an opportunity to have two women front the show.

“Producers have seen the energy that Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have brought to Strictly and they’re curious to see how Holly bounces off another female presenter.”

rochelle humes could replace Phillip Schofield on DOI after Covid diagnosis
Rochelle considered by ITV, reports claim (Credit: SplashNews.com)

The source added: “But there’s no question of Phillip not returning. He’ll be champing at the bit to get back to work.”

ED! has contacted reps for Dancing On Ice for comment.

Alison replaced Phil on This Morning on Tuesday. She hosted with Rochelle.

On Wednesday’s show, Rochelle was joined by Vernon Kay.

It comes after Phil revealed to fans he had tested positive on a lateral flow test.

alison hammond could replace Phillip Schofield on DOI after Covid diagnosis
Alison could replace Phil on DOI this Sunday if he misses the show (Credit: ITV)

On Tuesday’s This Morning, he appeared on the show via video link to discuss his symptoms.

Read more: Phillip Schofield admits ‘worry’ about Dancing On Ice after Covid diagnosis

He said: “I’m fine, I haven’t even got a sore throat now. I sneezed twice and that’s it.”

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

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