Where’s Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice as Stephen Mulhern co-hosts with Holly Willoughby


It’s all change on Dancing On Ice this weekend – here’s what’s happened as Stephen Mulhern replaces Phillip Schofield as co-host.

Phillip has been forced to sit the latest episode out as he is currently isolating following a positive Covid test.

Stephen will step in to host the live show tonight alongside Holly Willoughby.

A spokesperson for Dancing on Ice said: “This Sunday’s episode of Dancing on Ice will be hosted by Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern while Phillip Schofield continues to self-isolate.”

It will be the first time in 20 years that Holly and Stephen have presented together since their days on children’s television.

Stephen said: “I’m very much looking forward to being back hosting alongside my good friend Holly this weekend. It’s big shoes to fill and I’m wishing Phillip a speedy recovery.

“I’m a big fan of Dancing on Ice and for one night only I’m thrilled to be rink side watching the action unfold. It’s going to be unbelievable!”

Phillip revealed earlier this week he had tested positive for Covid, telling fans on social media: “Currently just a slightly sore throat”.

Dancing On Ice continues this evening (6 February) with its fourth episode at 6PM on ITV and ITV Hub.

The remaining celebrities and their professional partners take on a variety of iconic dance styles as they battle to stay in the competition

Stars on Dancing On Ice’s latest season are reality star Liberty Poole, Happy Mondays’ Bez, soap star Sally Dynevor, Olympic medalist Kye Whyte, S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens and TV host Ria Hebden.

Joining them are rugby player Ben Foden, singer and dancer Regan Gascoigne, Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt, Paralympic athlete Stef Reid and Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole.

2022’s series welcomes Ashley Banjo, Torvill and Dean behind the judges’ desk alongside new panellist Oti Mabuse.

On joining the show, Oti said: “I love dance, I love all things dance. I’m really actually honoured to be on a show that celebrates dance. I think this country loves that.

“Britain celebrates that, it embraces that and I love being a part of that culture in any capacity”

As ever, each week the cast of celebrities will take to the ice live together with their professional partners in a bid to win over the ice panel and viewers at home.

Each weekend the two lowest ranked couples will skate off and one pair will be sent home.

You can catch up on past episodes online on the ITV Hub.