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Holly Willoughby offered huge deal for Dancing On Ice return

Holly Willoughby has been asked to return for another series of Dancing On Ice credit:Bang Showbiz
Holly Willoughby has been asked to return for another series of Dancing On Ice credit:Bang Showbiz

Holly Willoughby has reportedly been offered a huge deal to return for another series of 'Dancing On Ice'.

The 43-year-old presenter is set to be without an ITV contract for the first time in 20 years when the skating show comes to an end on Sunday (10.03.24) night but channel bosses are determined to do everything they can to keep the former 'This Morning' host, despite offers from rival broadcasters.

A source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "'Dancing On Ice' is definitely coming back in 2025 and the plan is that Holly will host it.

"Contracts are being negotiated but the chiefs love her and they know that there are others who would love to sign her up but ITV love her and they want to keep her very much part of the ITV furniture for years to come.

"Holly has a real fondness for the show, it really catapulted her career from a children's presenter into grown up television so ITV very much hope that she will agree to the deal."

Sources also told the outlet the channel are keen to line up other shows for Holly to present following her sudden departure from 'This Morning' last year amid an alleged kidnap plot.

Meanwhile, 'Dancing on Ice' judge Christopher Dean has told how Holly - who presents the show with Stephen Mulhern - was reduced to tears on her first day back to work since leaving 'This Morning'.

He is quoted by the Sunday Mirror newspaper as saying: "Holly came in ahead of the first show.

"We all hugged her and she was moved to tears.

"That warmth and welcome back meant a lot I think."