Dancing On Ice is set to return to our screens next month with a fresh set of celebrities ready to take to the ice with their professional partners.
The class of 2020 is officially in session with a new group of showbiz stars including Love Island babe Maura Higgins, TV star Michael Barrymore and H from Steps all ready to impress judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Jason Gardener’s replacement John Barrowman.
This year’s participants took to the ice today to give a sneak peak of their skating skills with a lot of glitter and style on show.
Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield put on a united display as they attended the event held in Hertfordshire.
The show’s launch comes days after Phillip, 57, was accused of creating a “toxic atmosphere” for his The Morning co-stars, with allegations of ongoing spats with Holly and stand-in hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
Holly and Phil quashed speculation as they reunited at the ITV ice skating show, which is set to air in January.
The hosts posed for photographs before the stars of the latest series worked the camera.
The pair presented This Morning today, marking the first time since reports of their bitter feud emerged.
Fans of the ITV daytime chat show said it seems like the close duo have fallen out over something due to the tense atmosphere.
One said: “You can cut the atmosphere with a knife on This Morning, Phil and Holly are no longer working.”
It has been reported that eight different ITV presenters have spoken out regarding the Phillip’s attitude.
This Morning co-star Ruth, 59, is said to have made an official complaints.
An ITV source told The Sun: “For so long people have been silenced because they are scared for their job. If they speak out publicly about the atmosphere they fear there could be repercussions.”
Hitting back at the reports, a spokesperson for ITV said: “It’s deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this sort of malicious gossip.”
Dancing On Ice returns to ITV this January.