The new season of Dancing on Ice is about to release and viewers are much eager to know about the upcoming adaptations due to covid. The show, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, will be returning to screens on January 17.
The new adaptations to the studio at Bovingdon Airfield include “No Audience at Studio”. Newly released images of the ITV show’s studios see large screens placed in front of the judge’s chairs to shield Ashley Banjo, John Barrowman, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. The judging panel will also be set far apart, keeping in line with COVID-19 social distancing measures.
A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone needs a bit of glitz and glamour in their lives right now and TV shows are doing their best to stay on the air and be safe. ‘ITV showed they could do it with I’m A Celebrity and now they’re doing it again with Dancing On Ice. “They’ve made big changes to the studio, including the judging panel and audience, and hope this, as well as their daily vigilance, will be enough to keep it on air.”-Source said.
ITV informed the fans on Wednesday that the show will take place as planned to provide some entertainment during the latest lockdown, however, a few new precautions will be in place including perspex dividers between the judges and no audience. The celebrities and their professional skating partners were concerned about COVID which could result in the cancelling of the show.
Stars attempting to impress with their new-found skating abilities include Myleene Klass, Billie Faiers, Denise Van Outen, Sonny Jay and Jason Donovan. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby once again return to present the show and the expert Ice Panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo. The show’s airing date of January 17 had previously been revealed just before Christmas.