Dancing On Ice could be back three years after it got the axe

Dancing On Ice could return to television three years after it was dropped by ITV.

The competition show saw celebrities learn to ice dance under the supervision of former Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

It was originally hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who was later replaced by Christine Bleakley, but was axed after nine series.

An ITV source said it was likely the show would return after the idea was “mooted in a couple of meetings” but it was “beyond early days”.

The last series was shown in 2014 when it was won by Ray Quinn.

Bleakley, who hosted the show from 2012, has said she is keen to see the show back on screens, saying on ITV’s Lorraine: “I still get so many tweets about it. It’s such a brilliant show. I think it should come back.”

A spokesman for ITV declined to comment.

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