Dancing On Ice bosses to decide if Phillip Schofield will host again in due course

Phillip Schofield's Dancing On Ice future is yet to be decided after his unexpected from This Morning after 21 years at the helm.

The ITV star announced his exit with immediate effect on Saturday, as rumours of a feud between himself and Holly Willoughby swirled.

As well as presenting the daytime show together, the duo have other commitments together and have hosted Dancing On Ice together since 2019.

With their friendship allegedly in tatters, fans have wondered if we'll ever see the pair back on-screen together again – questioning if Phil will return to present the competition programme.

An ITV spokesperson has now addressed the matter.

They told Metro: “Dancing On Ice isn’t due on ITV until January 2024 and the series is not currently in production.”

The spokesperson added that “further announcements”, including the presenting line-up, will be made “in due course”.

In a statement released on Saturday, Phillip stunned fans as he confirmed his This Morning exit, revealing his final episode has already aired.

He said: “I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.

“Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.

“So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month.”

Co-host Holly Willoughby also released a statement to say the "sofa won't feel the same" without Phil.

Holly said: “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”

Holly and Phil have presented This Morning together for 14 years, with Holly joining in 2009 following the departure of Phil's former co-host Fern Britton.

The duo were once so close that they even holidayed together with their families while enjoying time away from the programme.

Holly was also a shoulder for Phillip to lean on when he came out as gay in 2020 and supported him live on This Morning as he discussed his sexuality publicly for the first time.


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