Saturday, 11 July, 2020

Dancing On Ice 2018: Everything we know about the return of the ‘greatest show on ice’!

Dancing on Ice is set for a triumphant return to ITV in 2018 – Here’s everything we know about the new series.

Dancing on Ice 2018 will air on ITV early next year, here’s the lowdown of the new series.

Having originally run on ITV between 2006 and 2014, the series pairs famous faces alongside professional skaters, who each week perform in a bid to impress both the panel and the viewers at home.

Legendary skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be reunited with original hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the show.

With a brand new cast of celebrities plucked from the world of TV, music and showbiz, a refreshed line up of skating professionals, a spectacular new set, and more ambitious routines than ever before, the show’s revival will prove unmissable event television.

Torvill and Dean will both sit on a revamped ice panel alongside the formidable Jason Gardiner and choreographer extraordinare Ashley Banjo.

ITV Racing’s Matt Chapman will commentate during the series.

Dancing On Ice 2018: Full lineup

  • Donna Air and Mark Hanretty
  • Cheryl Baker and Dan Whiston
  • Alex Beresford and Brianne Delcourt
  • Candice Brown and Matt Evers
  • Kem Cetinay and Alex Murphy
  • Antony Cotton and Brandee Malto
  • Max Evans and Ale Izquierdo
  • Lemar and Melody Le Moal
  • Jake Quickenden and Vanessa Bauer
  • Perri Shakes-Drayton and Hamish Gaman
  • Brooke Vincent and Matej Silecky
  • Stephanie Waring and Sylvain Longchambon

Holly Willoughby is incredibly excited for the return of Dancing On Ice, she said: “I can’t wait! There have been rumours the show was coming back for a couple of years and I was asked if I’d be interested if it were and obviously it was that bite your hand off kind of thing!

“Now it is, everyone does feel it is the right time to bring back Dancing On Ice.”

Phillip Schofield said: “It is the right time. It definitely needed a break.

“We had broken most of the people who would have done it! We had to hatch some more celebrities to break because it is so hard. But it is not a case of bringing it back – it is a reboot. The team we have got in place is brilliant and it is a whole new show.

“Yes it has ice in the centre of it and there is a competition but it will look and feel different.

Phillip continued: “There is a new studio, Jayne and Chris are on the panel and that frees up our professional dancers to choreograph. They will choreograph the routines; they will be working on ensemble stuff, which you never saw before. Jayne and Chris always did the skating and the pros were the supporting cast.

“But now they are the stars of the show and that’s exciting.”

Dancing On Ice 2018 returns Sunday 7th January at 6pm on ITV.

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