The question on the lips of every Dancing On Ice fan – when does it start ?! – was finally answered by ITV.
Yes, after weeks of television commercials following the new series, the network has finally announced when we will be able to see the new series on our screens.
The show’s cast, hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, are said to be “deeply concerned” that it would be canceled due to the pandemic.
However, it seems like the virus isn’t going to stop ITV from moving the series forward with today’s announcement pending.
‘Scrambling’ to save the new series
It was reported that Dancing On Ice’s bosses had to “crawl” to save the series in the days after Boris Johnson announced England’s third ban.
Stars of the 2021 series – including Rebekah Vardy, Jason Donovan and Billie Faiers – were also unable to train due to new restrictions.
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A source said The sun: “There are people who crawl around backstage and have no real idea how it will come together. It’s a little messy! “they added.
Everyone is concerned, to be honest. You can’t practice and the celebs are far from the standard they usually are.
However, it appears that the show took a tip from the last Strictly Come Dancing series. The BBC show implemented a number of coronavirus measures during the 2020 series.
“They increased the testing for the number of positive coronavirus results at Strictly. However, the logistics for additional testing, social bubbles, and the studio distancing needs to be cleared asap, ”the source added.
When does the new series of Dancing On Ice begin?
It looks like it’s full speed ahead for the start of the series. And ITV has now announced the date of the launch show.
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In a tweet, ITV revealed: “Confirmed: Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on Sunday January 17th at 6pm.
“Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return again to present the show and expert ice-cream panel from Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo.”
Confirmed: Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on Sunday, January 17th at 6pm.
– ITV press center (@itvpresscentre) January 6, 2021
Professionals and celebrities nervous
Despite news of a launch date, celebs and their professional partners are said to be nervous about the opening show.
By now the celebrities should be hissing on the ice.
However, the pandemic has resulted in their not being able to practice as much as in previous series.
The source added, “Everyone is concerned, to be honest. You can’t practice and the celebs are far from the standard they usually are. “
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