Ice judges turn frosty over the lack of heat­ing

Irish Daily Mirror - - SQUARE EYES -

DANC­ING On Ice bosses were on thin ice with the judges – and had to fork out for top of the range heaters.

The heaters have been in­stalled be­hind the desks of the show’s judg­ing panel af­ter wor­ries they would be­come ill.

The pro­duc­ers were forced to take ac­tion af­ter the judges com­plained about the new stu­dio’s icy con­di­tions.

Skater Matt Evers, who was voted out in week one, said: “Each judge has had to have a Dyson heater be­hind them now.

“Well we are in a mar­quee built on a big slab of ice! Poor Holly and Phil have to do lit­tle dances dur­ing breaks to keep warm.”

It’s not the first time ITV have had to make changes for judges on one of their big shows. In 2012 Si­mon Cow­ell in­sisted on in­stalling hid­den lights on his Bri­tain’s Judges are now full of hot air Got Tal­ent desk in or­der to glow more. Judge Christo­pher Dean has also ad­mit­ted he has an­other prob­lem – his knees.

Ex­plain­ing why he and Jayne Torvill no longer skate on TV, he said: “It’s my knees, achy breaky, they’ve had 50 years of skat­ing around con­stantly.”

This week the con­tes­tants – who face a dou­ble evic­tion – all have to take part in a Judges’ Chal­lenge. Cou­ples must mir­ror each other as they travel the length of the rink but they can’t touch one an­other.

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