Philip Schofield 'knew' he'd work well with Christine Bleakley on Dancing On Ice

Phillip Scofield and Christine BleakleyPhilip Schofield and Christine Bleakley have reflected on their first series presenting ITV1's Dancing On Ice together during a Ghost-themed photoshoot for Heat magazine!

Christine said she recieved a warm welcome from its team after stepping in to replace Holly Willoughby, who left to front new BBC One talent contest The Voice UK.

"Everyone’s been lovely. I couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch," she said. "The whole crew, the skaters as well. And the celebs, funnily enough, they’re really supportive of each other."

HeatMeanwhile, Philip claimed he 'knew from the word go' that she'd do well on the show. "We just knew it was going to work – we’d met a couple of times anyway, we went out for lunch, and we’d done Text Santa together," he explained.

"It was one of those things that didn’t need a lot of discussion. They simply said they were thinking about Christine and I agreed."

The This Morning host also revealed he never eats both lunch and dinner in the same day.

"I have some of the most beautifully made suits in television, so if I was to put on any weight I’d bankrupt ITV!" he joked. "I have three slices of toast in the morning when I get to work and I might have a taste of whatever the chef is cooking on the day."

To read the full interview, pick up a copy of this week's Heat, on sale today. In the meantime, check out a snap of the duo recreating the iconic Ghost pottery scene below!

Christine Bleakley Phillip Schofield (Heat)

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