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ITV Dancing on Ice viewers all left saying same thing about Phillip Schofield replacement

ITV Dancing On Ice viewers seem to know exactly who they want to take over from Phillip Schofield at the host of the hit reality show: Jane McDonald.

After watching her step in to present the channel's British Soap Awards after the Schofield scandal, fans are now keen to see Jane replace the silver-haired presenter on Dancing On Ice too. Schofield quit the British Soap Awards and Dancing On Ice two weeks after he stepped away from This Morning.

Despite vowing to continue his career when he initially left the popular breakfast TV slot, Schofield, 61, was forced to quit TV altogether after admitting an affair with a young male runner a fortnight ago.

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As a result, speculation as to who will take his place in ITV's roster of popular shows has been a popular pastime, Birmingham Live reports.

"Not a fan of Jane McDonald but she did an excellent job on the soap awards. First year I’ve enjoyed watching it in full. Never did before. Why can’t she present Dancing on Ice she would be better than the other one?" Jodie tweeted. While Weasel said: "How long before Jane McDonald becomes the face of We Buy Any Car and presenter of Dancing On Ice? #SoapAwards".

British Soap Awards presenter Jane McDonald (ITV)

"Can Jane McDonald present Dancing on Ice please? Imagine the glam, the jokes and a little number on the ice. IT MAKES SENSE #britishsoapawards2023," Lady Zoe said. Egg said: "#britishsoapawards2023 Jane McDonald and Stephen Mulhern for the next Dancing on Ice presenters. May as well get rid of Holly now Phil’s gone!"

An ITV spokesperson told "further announcements" will be made in "due course." "Dancing On Ice isn’t due on ITV until January 2024 and the series is not currently in production," the channel said. Jane, meanwhile, has confirmed she is joining the cast of Channel 4 Celebrity Gogglebox.

"I'm going to be appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox with my best friend Sue - it's going to be an absolute blast! We’ve shared some unforgettable moments over the years but I am really looking forward to spending time together on this wonderful show. @C4Gogglebox," she said.


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