Dancing On Ice 2014: Christine Bleakley faces a 70% pay cut

 Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley (Dancing On Ice)

Dancing On Ice host Christine Bleakley faces a 70% pay cut if she wants to continue fronting the show next year.

Ratings for the ITV series hit some all time lows for its latest series in the winter, with rumours that it wouldn't be back in 2014.

ITV however have insisted that the show hasn't been axed - yet - but there will be some changes.

Christine was earning a huge £40,000 an episode for the series, but her three-year deal with ITV runs out in the summer, the Daily Mirror report today.

But even with a cut, Christine will still be pocketing a ridiculous £12,000 an hour.

"Christine has been paid an awful lot for not very much in recent times. Perhaps, the pendulum will swing back in our favour," a source told the newspaper today.

Earlier this year, Christine dumped her current management team in a bid to relaunch her career after a series of failed projects.

Christine jumped to James Grant management, who look after some of the UK's biggest presenters including Ant and Dec Reggie Yates, Emma Willis and former DOI host Holly Willoughby.

A source said at the time: “Since moving to ITV there is a feeling that she hasn’t fulfilled her potential and could be doing more shows. Many of their biggest and best stars are on the books with James Grant and so Christine wants to join them.

“They turned around Davina McCall’s career when she was struggling a bit after Big Brother and the feeling is they can ‘do a Davina’ with Christine and get her back on TV more often and in better shows.”

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