Dancing On Ice: Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean could be judges on new series


Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean could be judges on the new series of Dancing On Ice.

Rumours of the celebrity ice skating contest's imminent return have intensified in recent weeks, although ITV has still not confirmed its revival.

However former coach on the show Jayne Torvill previously 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."

Now The Sun reports that Torvill and Dean could be judges on the revamped series, as opposed to their original roles as coaches.

"Torvill and Dean loved their years spent teaching celebrities how to skate but they want to change things up for the new series," a source said. “Now they are in talks to become judges, where they will finally get to have a proper say on what they think about the celebrities taking part."

The insider added: “If anyone is qualified to be a judge, it’s them, and it would be a great way to shake up the format and give it a new lease of life.”

Dancing On Ice originally ran between 2006 and 2014, hosted by Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and later Christine Bleakley.