Ashley Banjo hints he's all set to return to Dancing On Ice

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo has hinted he will be back on Dancing On Ice for 2019.

ITV recently revived the celebrity skating contest after four years off air, with a revamped Ice Panel.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were promoted from choreographers to head judges, appearing alongside returning favourite Jason Gardiner.

They were joined by Ashley, the frontman of Britain’s Got Talent-winning dance troupe Diversity.

Following the grand final earlier this month, ITV commissioned a further series to air early next year.

As yet however, whether or not the judges will all return has not been confirmed.

But appearing on Zoe Ball on Saturday, Ashley suggested he would be back.

"I hope so, put it that way... it's looking pretty good," he said. "I love doing the show, it's so much fun, but until you... I haven't signed on the dotted line yet."

Ashley previously revealed how much he enjoyed his new role, saying the series “flew by”.

He told the Daily Star: “The producers unofficially said ‘the team will remain the same for next year’s series.

“But one thing I’ve learned in this business is that you should never take anything for granted unless you are there doing it. I’ve realised how fragile things are.

“I’m hoping to be back. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

“The thing is, I wasn’t sure how I’d fit in, but I ended up loving it and then 10 weeks flew by.”

Dancing On Ice airs in January on ITV.

The last series was won by singer and reality star Jake Quickenden, who beat soap actress Brooke Vincent in the final.

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