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24th Jun 2023

Holly Willoughby’s future on Dancing on Ice has been ‘revealed’

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Holly WIlloughby dancing on ice future revealed

There’s a front-runner to join the show

It has finally been revealed what Holly Willoughby’s future on Dancing On Ice will look like following the Phillip Schofield scandal.

Rumours have been swirling about whether the presenter would be fronting the dancing series next year after Phillip stood down from all of his responsibilities at ITV.

Phillip announced he would be stepping down from This Morning, which he co-hosted with Holly, last month after rumours began that the two had a feud. He later admitted he had an affair with a runner on the show and had lied about it to the broadcaster.

Also stepping down from his role as host on Dancing On Ice, Holly’s future on the show has now been “revealed”.

An ITV insider told MailOnline: “Holly wants to stay on at Dancing On Ice, she’s made that clear to all concerned and everyone at the network is absolutely delighted.”

“They haven’t discussed contracts yet, as that will take place after the summer as always, but she’s indicated it will be business as usual.”

“There have been all kinds of rumours that she is to leave but she loves the programme and has a long history with it.”

The insider added that while Holly will have a say in who her co-host will be, she will not make the final decision.

Dancing On Ice bosses are said to be eyeing up Jane McDonald to replace Phillip Schofield when the show returns to our screens.

Reports have claimed that Jane has impressed producers at the network enough to replace Phillip on the celebrity dancing series after she stepped in to replace him at the British Soap Awards earlier this month.

A source revealed to The Mirror that ITV bosses are now keeping Jane on their radar, saying: “Jane is now the favourite to replace Phillip on Dancing on Ice when it returns next year.

“She did a great job hosting the Soap Awards earlier this month and bosses are keen to sign her up.

“She had people in stitches – and they love how frank she is, while also being very warm.”

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