Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will present revamped Dancing on Ice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2017
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have agreed to host the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' when it returns next year

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will present the revamped 'Dancing on Ice'.

The 'This Morning' double act - who fronted the original show together from 2006 until 2011 - have agreed to reprise their hosting roles when the skating series hits television screens early next year.

Speaking on the brunchtime show on Monday (04.09.17), Holly said: "Phil and I actually met rink side on 'Dancing on Ice'. For us to be going back together and doing it as well is lovely because it feels like such a long time ago."

And they're not the only familiar faces making an appearance on the reboot as Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - who coached the competitors on the original - will also be back.

But this time they'll be nabbing two seats on the judging panel.

Jayne said: "Chris and I are going to be head judges this time so we're excited. We've never been judges, we've always been the people creating the routines."

Chris added: "I think we're the most qualified virgin judges there are but having said that, we'll be honest judges.

"We want to critique rather than criticise. I'm sure there will be other people to criticise."

And, although the show the nation knows and loves will be back with a similar format, Phillip has admitted there are some "big changes" in the pipeline for the revamp.

He said: "There are some big changes - all for the better, I think - because it is the most dangerous show on the tele. It's got its own home."

Chris explained: "We're going to have a whole new home, which we're really excited about. It's purpose built. The rink and the studio rink are side by side."

But the forthcoming series may see more injuries on the ice, as the professionals will be coming up with their own routines - rather than being given choreography.

Jayne said: "the professional and the celebrity will do their own choreography."

And, although the show will only roll around once a year, Chris has teased that the team will be doing a national tour when the series wraps up in the spring time.

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