Dancing On Ice to return to our screens with 'edgier format'?

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Dancing On Ice has just bowed out for what was meant to be the last time but there's already talk of a revival.

The ITV show finished its all star series last weekend as Ray Quinn was crowned winner but now there's speculation it could come back after a short time off air.

Hosts Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley - who themselves took to the ice in last Sunday's final - reckon the show can still work.

"Ice-dancing is very popular in this country and, for me, ITV has the spiritual ownership of light entertainment skating," Phil told What's On TV. “There could be a new incarnation in years to come.

“We could change the format a bit, make the show a little edgier.”

Co-host Christine agreed: “I can understand Jayne and Chris wanting to put the show to bed for a little while.

“But it could come back in a different guise. Why not?”

But at least for now, Phil is glad that the show went out with quite a bang, saying: “We planned an amazing final series of Dancing On Ice, rather than allowing the show to be quietly cancelled.”

Dancing On Ice judge Robin Cousins previously backed a new version of the show without current DOI coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

The only judge to have appeared on every series of the show said: “They [Jayne and Chris] 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?’”

Next year will see ITV launch a new entertainment show in place of Dancing On Ice called Rising Star.

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