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ITV are bringing back Dancing On Ice – three years after it was axed

It may be time to get your skates back out as celebrity ice dancing competition Dancing On Ice is making a comeback, three years after being axed.

The show initially ran for nine years and finished in 2014 after falling ratings but it is reportedly on the ITV channel boss Kevin Lygo’s hitlist for 2017.

Dancing On Ice was originally hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby but Christine Bleakley hosted the final series.

The series, which concluded with an ‘All Stars’ special won by Ray Quinn, also featured winter Olympic gold medal ice skaters Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source said: “Kevin always thought ITV axing Dancing on Ice was a mistake so now the idea of bringing it back is being looked at. It was a smash hit, and even at its worst was still pulling in more than some of the shows currently on telly – particularly in the Sunday night slot.”

The insider added: “It’s very early days and nothing has been commissioned just yet but it’s definitely on the to-do list. A Sunday night slot would make a lot of sense.”

This morning, Good Morning Britain – a breakfast television show which is commissioned by ITV – confirmed this morning that Dancing On Ice is returning. However, they’ve since deleted the tweet.

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