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28th Dec 2023

Holly Willoughby will return to Dancing On Ice after two-month hiatus

Anna Martin

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby will be back on our screens

After walking away from her role on This Morning back in October, fans were left wondering if she would return to hosting Dancing On Ice.

Now MailOnline reports that over the Christmas period, Holly signed a deal to present the ice skating show.

The beloved TV host will be teaming up with Stephen Mulhern for the gig on the 14th of January, almost three months after police learned of an alleged plot to kidnap and murder her.

This Morning hosts react to shocking Holly Willoughby kidnapping plot
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An ITV insider told MailOnline, “Holly is a star and everyone was so very much hoping that she would decide to come back.

“After many discussions and a lot of thought, she thought that getting some normality into her life would be a good thing.

“There are obvious worries about going on live television, her main priority is her family, ITV have been hugely understanding and have not put any pressure on her at all.

“They wanted to give her all of the time she needed but it has been a rough decision for her. Time was ticking but the bosses were trying to remain calm.”

Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, said, “Holly and Stephen are two of our best-loved presenters, so reuniting them 20 years after they first appeared on screen together to host Dancing On Ice marks the start of an exciting year for the show.”

Holly Willoughby
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The big news comes after Holly was spotted in public for the first time since her exit from This Morning last week.

The star could be seen putting on a brave face as she met family for a Christmas lunch in London.