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19th Jun 2023

Jane McDonald being ‘eyed up’ to replace Phillip Schofield on Dancing on Ice

Jane has definitely impressed them.

Dancing On Ice bosses are said to be eyeing up Jane McDonald to replace Phillip Schofield when the show returns to our screens.

The series is down to one presenter after Phillip stepped down from his position at ITV last month following a lot of controversy.

It came after he admitted to having an affair with a young runner on This Morning as well as a rumoured feud with his co-presenter Holly Willoughby.

Now reports have claimed that Jane has impressed producers at the network enough to replace Phillip on the celebrity dancing series after she stepped in to replace him at the British Soap Awards earlier this month.

A source revealed to The Mirror that ITV bosses are now keeping Jane on their radar, saying: “Jane is now the favourite to replace Phillip on Dancing on Ice when it returns next year.

“She did a great job hosting the Soap Awards earlier this month and bosses are keen to sign her up.

“She had people in stitches – and they love how frank she is, while also being very warm.”

While a spokesperson for ITV told “This is pure speculation, and we will not be confirming our talent for the 2024 series until later in the year.”

When it comes to Phillip’s This Morning replacement, Josie Gibson took over from the presenter on Mondays and Tuesdays while Dublin native Craig Doyle took the reins on a Wednesday and Thursday. Fridays are presented by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.


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