Danc­ing on Ice re­turns, three top new dra­mas and What’s Next For…

ITV’S skat­ing ex­trav­a­ganza set to re­turn af­ter a four-year gap

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There has been a huge en­ter­tain­mentex­trav­a­gan­za­sized gap in ITV’S Jan­uary sched­ule ever since

Danc­ing on Ice came to an end in 2014 and the last se­quin-clad celebrity skated off into the sun­set. So when TV Times News heard that the colour­ful skat­ing con­test would be head­ing back to our screens, we were thrilled.

Here’s what’s in store…

When is it back?

The 10th se­ries is set to air on ITV in early 2018.

Who is host­ing?

This Morn­ing pre­sen­ters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will be back to over­see things once more. The pair orig­i­nally hosted the show from its de­but in 2006, be­fore Chris­tine Bleak­ley re­placed Holly from 2012.

Will torvill and dean be re­turn­ing?

Danc­ing on Ice re­ally wouldn’t be the same with­out Bri­tish skat­ing leg­ends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, and while in pre­vi­ous se­ries the Olympic gold medal-win­ning pair trained the celebri­ties, this time around they are ru­moured to also be on the judg­ing panel.

‘I love the fact that it’s com­ing back and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it,’ says Jayne. ‘The show will def­i­nitely be re­freshed but the ba­sics will be the same and we will con­tinue teach­ing celebri­ties how to skate. It’s a dif­fer­ent sort of plat­form in the stu­dio, but we like to be cre­ative and keep com­ing up with dif­fer­ent things. There’s a new bar to set when the show re­turns.’

Which fa­mous faces will be get­ting their skates on?

Although none of the celebri­ties who will be putting their dig­nity, and per­haps even their limbs, on the line have been of­fi­cially con­firmed, Antony Cot­ton, aka Corona­tion Street’s Sean Tully, looks to be a def­i­nite as he has al­ready been spot­ted train­ing on the ice.

Psy­chic Sally Mor­gan has also been snapped tak­ing a spin round the rink, as has Scot­land rugby player Max Evans.

Other celebri­ties re­ported to be get­ting kit­ted out with skates are Antony’s Cor­rie co-star Katie Mcgin­ley (Sinead Tinker), model Katie Price, The Great Bri­tish Bake Off 2016 win­ner Candice Brown, former royal but­ler Paul Bur­rell, pre­sen­ter Toby An­stis, foot­baller Steve Ger­rard’s wife Alex, Loose Women’s Saira

Khan, wine ex­pert Olly Smith, co­me­dian Stephen Bai­ley, crick­eter Ebony­jewel Rain­ford-brent and Olympic skeet shooter Am­ber Hill. Roll on 2018!

Cor­rie’s Antony Cot­ton trains on the ice Slip­pery cus­tomers: Phillip and Holly are back

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