Following the departure of long-time co-host Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby appeared to indicate that she will return for the forthcoming season of Dancing On Ice.
The ITV reality competition series debuted in 2006 and was hosted by the This Morning presenters for the most of its life until Phil, 61, abruptly left the station after confessing to lying about an affair with a young colleague.
While there were suspicions that both Dancing on Ice presenters will be replaced, Holly appears to be returning.
On Tuesday’s This Morning, boxing icon Ricky Hatton was announced as the first celebrity to take to the ice.
After Ricky voiced his excitement, the TV host said, ‘I can’t wait to see you on the show!’
While hosting alone has been explored, the ‘preferred option’ is for her to be accompanied by a co-star.
The presenter in question, according to sources, is Stephen Mulhern, 46, who is thought to be considering the offer.
An insider told The Mirror: ‘Stephen is the perfect choice. Not only does he get on brilliantly with Holly, he is relaxed and fun which sits well with a show like Dancing on Ice.’
An ITV spokesperson did not address the claims said: ‘We will be confirming details about Dancing on Ice 2024 in due course.’
Meanwhile, Holly is said to have not talked to Phil since he acknowledged to lying about the affair, following allegations that they were ‘barely communicating’ and their relationship had cooled behind the scenes for This Morning.
The mother-of-three subsequently claimed she was “shaken, troubled, let down,” and “full of questions,” and has now left the ITV programme for a summer vacation, after which she is likely to return.
Phil apologised to Holly in his first public remark about the situation.
He said: ‘I’ve lost my best friend. I let her down (Holly). I let that entire show down. I let the viewers down.’
Dancing on Ice returns in January 2024 on ITV.
Source My Celebrity Life.