Holly Willoughby could return to Dancing On Ice as Stephen Mulhern signs up for the show

Dancing On Ice bosses have successfully signed Stephen Mulhern as Phillip Schofield’s replacement on the show. Does this mean Holly Willoughby could return?

Holly Willoughby returns to Dancing On Ice
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Holly Willoughby returns to Dancing On Ice

Dancing on Ice is just weeks away from returning to our TV screens. While no fixed start date has been confirmed for the show, it is expected to kick off sometime in January. The show had been presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for a very long time. However, after Phillip stepped down from his presenting duties and Holly also took a step back, show bosses were in trouble.

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Stephen Mulhern signs up for Dancing On Ice

Amidst this, ITV bosses can heave a sigh of relief as Stephen Mulhern has officially signed up for the show. He was in talks of replacing Phillip and it is now confirmed that at least one of the presenters of the show would be him.

Looking back at the history of Stephen and Holly, Dancing on Ice bosses are hopeful that signing him up will help get the ‘yes’ from Holly to return to her presenting duties. A TV insider told The Sun:

Stephen has been the frontrunner to take Phillip’s spot for months but ITV is thrilled to now have him signed and sealed and ready to roll.
It means that, whatever happens, they have at least one host for the skate show.
Stephen is hugely loved by viewers, is a consummate professional and as an added bonus has worked with Holly for decades - they both started out in telly together.
Knowing Stephen will be there beside her could be the comfort blanket Holly needs to say yes.

It is understood that Holly’s long time friend Stephen will help persuade her to return to the rink. However, in case that doesn’t happen show bosses also have a list of backup names ready to replace Holly. These names include - Josie Gibson, Rochelle Humes and Christine Lampard. A source added:

Holly’s situation remains up in the air and producers are now counting down to the start in days rather than weeks.
They’re looking at every avenue to try and get it across the line, but do also have a ‘Plan B’ list of several figures who could fill her spot.

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