Dancing On Ice 2013 faces axe despite Torvill & Dean's 30th anniversary


Dancing On Ice 2013 bosses have yet to reveal the fate of the series, with this year's final on Sunday.

The current eighth series of the show has seen some of the lowest ratings ever, and officials are coy about it coming back next year.

A source told the Daily Mirror last month: "The first final with 13 million viewers was an ­incredible ­achievement and ended up being the third-highest rated show of 2006

"Those kinds of figures were ­maintained for the next few years and DoI became one of ITV’s flagship programmes.

“Even when viewing figures ­started to slip a little bit, there was no sense of panic but last year was a cause for concern. The first show launched with a ­respectable 8.4 million, but lost two­ million ­viewers halfway through the ­series.”

However DOI stars Torvill and Dean are desperate for at least one last run next winter.

A source told the Daily Mail today: "It's the 30th anniversary of Torville and Dean’s Bolero next year, so we want the show back."

The pair previously defended the decline in ratings, saying: “Ratings are down across the board. There are so many channels and so much choice nowadays

"For a show like ours, which is on for an hour-and-a-half, we are up against people who record it so they can fast-forward all the ad breaks.”

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