Jayne Torvill says Dancing On Ice IS returning to ITV: "I'm looking forward to it"

Ice skating star's son wants Steven Gerrard to take part

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Jayne Torvill, of famed ice skating duo Torvill and Dean, has all but confirmed that ITV is reviving Dancing On Ice.

Rumours of the celebrity talent contest's imminent return have intensified in recent weeks.

The Olympic gold medallists are apparently poised to resume their coaching roles, while judge Jason Gardiner is also said to be in talks with bosses.

Now Jayne has let slip a huge hint that the show WILL be back - with her and partner Christopher Dean involved.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: "I love that it’s coming back, it’s great news. I’m really looking forward to it.

"The show will definitely be refreshed but the basics will be the same, we will still be teaching celebrities how to skate.

"It was a different sort of platform being in the studio. We like to be creative and come up with new things. There’s a new bar to set when the show returns."

Dancing On Ice ran for nine series before it was axed by ITV in 2012.

However, the broadcaster's new director of programming Kevin Lygo admitted in August that he thought it had been dropped prematurely.

"It was the most lovely family show," he said. "Actually I wish it had gone on a bit longer."

Then last month The Sun claimed there are serious plans to bring the show back, as soon as this year.

Despite Jayne's comments, ITV is still yet to officially confirm a Dancing On Ice comeback.

Nonetheless, her son is already giving her ideas for potential celebrity contestants.

"My son is a massive Steven Gerrard fan," she revealed at the Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards. "He wants him to do Dancing On Ice as he’s retired now.

"He’s also keen on David Beckham taking part but I told him that’s unlikely!"

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