Robin Cousins plans for Dancing On Ice to continue without Torvill & Dean

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Dancing On Ice judge Robin Cousins is reportedly planning a new skating series for ITV.

It follows the announcement that next January's ninth series of DOI will be its last.

In a statement released last month, Dancing On Ice coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean said: "Next year will be the 30th anniversary of Bolero and our Olympic Gold medal in Sarajevo, so for us, it seemed a fitting time to say goodbye to Dancing on Ice. We wanted to go out on a high!"

However, Robin is apparently planning to launch a new series without the Olympic ice skating duo.

Robin, an Olympic gold medalist skater himself, is the only judge to have appeared on every series of the programme and wants the show to continue.

"It genuinely was Torvill and Dean’s decision to end the series," he said last month.

Robin continued: "They were ready to move on, so that’s why it’s finishing up. I am hopeful ITV will look at a new skating show. After all, Dancing On Ice has been very popular and what else is going to go in its place?’

And Robin suggested a special reunion show, featuring former celebrity winners.

He added to the Daily Mail: "So many celebrities continue to skate on a regular basis, it makes sense to bring them back throughout the series."

Sources claimed last week that ITV were also on board when it came to keeping the show on air after next January.

An apparently ‘well-placed’ source told the tabloid: “Jayne and Christopher leaving is a big deal and it will be incredibly hard to replace them — but not impossible.

“To say that they are the only telegenic skating pros who could fill the role would be wrong. So watch this space.”

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