Dancing On Ice: Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean 'in talks to return'


Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are reportedly in talks to make a comeback with Dancing On Ice.

Dancing On Ice last aired on ITV on Sunday nights back in 2014 but it was reported this week the show could soon be back on TV.


The Sun claimed that ITV boss Kevin Lygo had the celebrity ice skating series 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."

Now it's been reported that show coaches and creative directors Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, who won gold in the 1984 Winter Olympics, are in talks to reprise their roles.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Jayne and Chris were a huge part of Dancing On Ice’s original success – it wouldn’t be the same without them.”


Speaking on their decision to stop the show back in 2014, Chris said: "We’ve had this wonderful experience and we just wanted to finish at the top of our game and the show to be on top of its game.”

However he added that a return was always possible.

"You never know. ITV rested Saturday Night Takeaway, so it might come back," he said.

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 show ended with an 'All Stars' special series which was won by Ray Quinn.

As yet ITV have not officially confirmed a new series.