Although Dancing on Ice is set to premiere on Sunday, its future has been thrown into doubt after five members of the show's crew have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
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According to The Sun, the show has introduced even stricter safety regulations, and are hopeful that the series will be able to go on. ITV released a statement in response to the report, which read: "The welfare of everyone who works on Dancing on Ice is our first priority.
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"We have had a robust set of measures in place ever since work on the series commenced to ensure the wellbeing of everyone connected with the production."
The ITV programme is due to start on January 17 – two weeks later than normal. The skating competition will see a number of celebrities including Colin Jackson and Denise van Outen take to the rink while regular presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield reprise their roles as hosts.
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The contestants will be hoping to impress viewers with their routines as well as judges John Barrowman, Ashley Banjo, and Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, who are also set to return to the show.
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Rebekah Vardy has already opened up about her training ahead of the show, telling HELLO!: "I'm so excited and loving every minute of it. I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. I'm fit, healthy and happy and when I'm on the ice I feel exhilarated and as free as a bird."
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