Dancing On Ice to return after coronavirus threw show’s future into chaos

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Dancing on Ice is set to return to ITV in 2021, with professional skaters preparing to meet their celeb partners in July, according to the Sun.

A source said: “It’s full steam ahead for next year’s show and casting is already well underway.

“The professional skaters will be meeting potential celebrity partners on the ice next month to see how they pair up.”

They continued: “It takes some time to get the celebs up to speed so they’ll spend a lot of time on the ice to make sure they’re definitely keen to go ahead. It’s only after this that they’ll be confirmed.

“All training will be done safely and with the teams abiding by social distancing rules.”

The decision comes after the ITV industry was thrown into chaos with lockdown measures halting filming, but it looks like things are easing off.

The source added: “ITV have taken a hit like all the broadcasters so they’re pumping cash into the show in a bid to make it a real ratings winner again.

“The budget for talent has been inflated so they can splash out on a couple of really big names.

“Dancing On Ice has increased in popularity over the years and now it’s picked up a real following, they want to keep the momentum high.”

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