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Zoe Delaney

ITV issue update on Dancing On Ice after Phillip Schofield's This Morning exit

ITV have issued an update about Dancing On Ice amid all the drama surrounding the show's co-hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Following Phil's departure from This Morning over the weekend, speculation has been rife about the broadcaster's future on the ice rink.

The veteran presenter told fans he would see them "at the Soap Awards next month" in his shock statement announcing his This Morning exit on Saturday, but there was no mention about Dancing On Ice or if he will reunite on screen with Holly for next year's series.

Phil has hosted the star-studded ITV reality TV show alongside his former best friend Holly since 2006, talking a brief break from 2014 until 2018.

It's rumoured Holly, who Phil described as his 'rock' earlier this month, wants to end her TV partnership with her former pal altogether and distance herself from him, meaning it could be all change when it comes to who hosts Dancing On Ice next year.

The former This Morning duo have presented Dancing On Ice together for years (Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

GB News presenter Dan Wootton reacted to ITV and Phil's statement about the star's This Morning exit on Saturday, tweeting: "Interesting that there’s no reference to Dancing on Ice in ITV’s statement. My understanding is that Holly Willoughby wants to end her on screen partnership with Schofield altogether.

"Which means he will also likely be off that show. ITV should really end its association."

Amid all the drama, ITV have shared a statement regarding Dancing On Ice.

"Dancing On Ice isn’t due on ITV until January 2024 and the series is not currently in production," a spokesperson told, adding "further announcements" will be made in "due course".

It's thought Phil is determined to be involved in the 2024 series of Dancing On Ice - with or without Holly.

"Phil's [This Morning] fate was decided on Friday. It was a unanimous decision that he had to go," an ITV insider told the Mirror over the weekend.

Phil is determined to keep his job on the ice rink (Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"He was upset, but firm that if he was going to walk away he wanted to keep his roles on The Cube, the British Soap Awards, and Dancing on Ice – crucially, with or without Holly."

"And they agreed to the terms he laid out. As far as he was concerned, if he was going to take one for the team, they would owe him."

Phil has kept a low profile since announcing his immediate This Morning exit on Saturday, with the dad-of-two, 62, retreating to Cornwall with his beloved mum as Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary hold the fort on the ITV show he hosted for 21 years.

Writing in a statement shared to his Instagram Stories on Saturday, Phil told his followers: "I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently This Morning itself has become the story.

"Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind.

"I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on and I want to do what I can to protect the show I love. So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope the show can move forward to a bright future.

"I’d like to thank everyone who supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month."

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