ITV has secretly recorded a lockdown series of Dancing On Ice specials, according to a report
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The broadcaster – which was recently forced to cancel this summer’s Love Island series – decided to record secret episodes over fears they won’t be able to film the live shows due to the health crisis.
A TV source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper:
‘Obviously no-one knows when lockdown measures and social distancing will be fully eased – but ‘DOI’ has become a fixture in the winter TV schedules.
‘It’d be a hammer blow for ITV to lose it. As such, they’ve filmed some lockdown episodes – working title: Dancing On Ice Specials – to fill that gap, should the live programmes become untenable’.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are involved with the specials, as they look back at memorable moments from the show.
Previous Dancing On Ice contestants – including the likes of Gemma Collins, Joe Swash and Jorgie Porter – have also contributed to the upcoming shows.
The source added:
‘Chris and Jane have been reflecting on their time on the show, and there will be loads of behind the scenes, never-before-scene clips.
‘The hope is that these can be screened on ITV2 as a spin-off if the main series is able to go ahead – but execs don’t want to take any chances’.