End of the road for 'Dancing On Ice'

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Dancing On Ice is to be axed after one further series, it has been announced.

The popular ITV series, which regularly pulls in more than seven million viewers and was recently presented by Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, will be screened for the last time in early 2014.

Ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, who have been mentors on the show since it launched, announced it would be their final series on Tuesday morning.

TV bosses are understood to have thought the show had reached the end of its natural life.

Speaking on ITV's Daybreak, Christopher said they felt it was the right time to go as this year marks 30 years since their groundbreaking Bolero performance.

He said: "It's come full circle for us.

We've had the most wonderful experience doing Dancing On Ice and we just wanted to finish at the top of our game and for the show to be on top of its game so we just felt it was the right time."

He added: "After the series finishes we're taking it for the final tour - our last final Dancing On Ice tour, all around the UK in March time. we're not going to hang up out skates but we are going to slow them down a little bit."

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