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Dancing On Ice is back! New series is finally confirmed by ITV

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Dancing On Ice is coming back, ITV has officially confirmed in an official announcement.

Although rumoured for a while, the news was made official this week live on ITV's This Morning.

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Legendary skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean appeared on the show to reveal the comeback, and confirmed they'd be reuniting 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 two additional judges, to be announced in due course.

Although rumour has it that Jason Gardiner could be back in one those seats...

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean said this week: “We are thrilled that Dancing On Ice is returning to ITV next year and delighted to announce our new roles on the judging panel.

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"The show struck such a huge chord with the viewers ever since it launched in 2006, with many of them taking up skating as a result.

"We can’t wait to be back on screen in 2018, with a bigger and better series for a brand new audience.”

Phillip Schofield added “I’m often told how much people have missed Dancing on Ice, and with the show so fondly remembered, it’s exciting for us all to now have the chance to breath new life into the show, and of course spending an extra day of the week with Holly is the icing on the cake!”

Holly Willoughby commented “I'm so excited to be returning to a show that I love so much! Working with Jayne and Chris is always such an honour and it's even more special as it's the show that Phil and I first worked on together ... it's full of wonderful memories and I can't wait to make some new ones... “

ITV’s Director of Television Kevin Lygo said “Dancing on Ice is a wonderful show for all the family, and weekends have not been the same without it in our schedule.

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"I'm delighted Jayne and Chris are on board and on the panel, and Holly and Phil are hosting, and I think we're all very excited to be returning with some star-spangled skating in 2018."

Dancing On ice will air on ITV in the New Year.

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