DANCING ON ICE CUT TO NINE WEEKS FOR 2023 SERIES

The 2023 series of Dancing On Ice will be a week shorter than normal.



The new series, the format's fifteenth since it began in 2006, will be nine weeks long instead of the normal ten weeks, TV Zone understands. TV Zone has approached ITV for comment.



This is understood to be due the FA Cup ITV are to air in March 2023. As a result, the number of celebrities competing in the series has been reduced from 12 to 11.


Dancing on Ice, created and produced by Lifted Entertainment, returns to ITV and ITVX in 2023 with a new cast who prepare to embark on the ultimate challenge as they take to the ice each week, skating live in a bid to impress both the panel and viewers at home.



Back for a sparkling new series, the greatest show on ice promises more glitz, glamour and show stopping performances as the celebrities brave it all to learn this dangerous discipline. But who has what it takes to master the skill and steps and lift the trophy at the end of the series?


The series will once again be hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. ITV are yet to confirm whether judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Oti Mabuse and Ashley Banjo will be returning.



Celebrities who've signed up for the 2023 series at time of writing are DJ Patsy Palmer, football legend Josh Fashanu, Love Island Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Corrie's Mollie Gallacher and Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson.


More details and celebrity contestants will be revealed in due course.