Dancing On Ice all stars champ Ray Quinn backs plans to bring show back

Ray Quinn (Dancing On Ice 2014)

Dancing On Ice's all star champion Ray Quinn has backed plans to bring the series back.

Rumour has it that ITV are considering getting the celebrity ice skating show on TV again - possibly as soon as this year.

Dancing On Ice last aired on ITV on Sunday nights back in 2014, departing screens after a decade on air.

The Sun newspaper now says that ITV boss Kevin Lygo is set to get Dancing On Ice back with the show on the "hitlist for 2017".

“It was a smash hit, and even at its worst was still pulling in more [viewers] than some of the shows currently on telly – particularly in the Sunday night slot," a source explained. “It’s very early days and nothing has been commissioned just yet but it’s definitely on the to-do list."

The insider added: “Dance Dance Dance was OK but it didn’t set the world alight.

“This would be a perfect trade.”

When it was last on air, Dancing On Ice was fronted by Philip Schofield and Christine Bleakley with judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Jason Gardiner and Ashley Roberts.

The series concluded with an 'All Stars' special won by Ray Quinn, who casually gave his backing to the plans of a return via Twitter, saying: "#whytheF*kkNot 😎"

Dancing On Ice also featured winter Olympic gold medal ice skaters Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill.

ITV has yet to confirm officially any news on the show's potential comeback.

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