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Kate Lally

Jane McDonald tipped to replace Phillip Schofield on Dancing on Ice

Jane McDonald could replace Phillip Schofield as the host of Dancing on Ice as the odds of her doing so have been slashed dramatically.

The singer filled in for Mr Schofield as host of the British Soap Awards earlier this month and now Dancing on Ice fans have decided she would be a good fit on the popular skating contest.

The news comes after Jane, 60, has bagged herself another new job.

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She took to social media last week to tell her many fans: "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".

Fans are clearly thrilled for the star. Writing in the comments section of her Instagram post, Jemma said: "This is amazing news!! I always thought you’d be great for Gogglebox", while Lou said: "This Morning is the next step surely!"

Rachel tagged a friend and added: "This really is Jane's year". Beverly said: "Hope you are on tv lots more you are so lovely. I will be watching x"

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said the odds for Jane to present Dancing on Ice are "beginning to melt away" after the Soap Awards. She has now gone from 25/1 to just 10/1, although Joel Dommett still remains favourite at 8/1.

Alesha Dixon is third favourite, with Graham Norton and Davina McCall in joint fourth place, at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.

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