Dancing on Ice return date confirmed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 December 2012
Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley

Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley

ITV have confirmed that 'Dancing on Ice' will return to screens for a new series on January 6

'Dancing on Ice' will return on January 6.

The celebrity skating contest's air date has been confirmed by ITV, with Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley returning to host.

A post on the channel's Twitter page read: "It's back! Dancing on Ice returns 6.15pm Sunday 6 January on ITV1 (sic)"

The news comes a week after it was announced several of the professional skaters - Frankie Poultney, Nina Ulanova, Matt Gonzalez, Brooke Castile, Jodeyne Higgins, Sean Rice, Lukasz Rozycki and Alexandra Schauman - will not be returning, and in their places Robin Johnstone, Jenna Harrison, Andy Buchanan, Olga Sharutenko and Michael Zenezini have already been named as some of the new professionals taking part.

Jason Gardiner is returning to the judging panel in place of Louis Spence, with former champion Hayley Tamaddon also rumoured to be joining the panel. Robin Cousins will be back as head judge.

Rumoured celebrity contestants taking part include 'Baywatch' babe Pamela Anderson, 'EastEnders' star Matt Lapinskas, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, singer Dionne Bromfield, presenter Keith Chegwin,and TV presenter Anthea Turner.

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