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Rylan Clark-Neal could be heading for Dancing on Ice as host Phillip Schofield ‘hounds’ him to take part

Rylan Clark-Neal
(Image credit: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Come on Rylan, get your skates on!

Rylan Clark-Neal could be getting his skates on for the next series of Dancing on Ice – if the show’s host Phillip Schofield gets his way!

Phillip, 56, revealed to us that he’s been hounding the TV personality to take part in the next series of the ITV hit, which returned to our screens earlier this year.

Speaking to us, Phillip, who recently returned with his ITV show Five Gold Rings, said: "We all began pitching our ideas a couple of months ago [for the new series of Dancing on Ice]. I have hounded Rylan to take part.

"He’s a really good skater and he’s such a great guy. He’d be about 20 foot tall but he’d be brilliant and so funny but he won’t do it, he says, ‘It’s too ‘ard…I’ll hurt myself’. I keep pestering him."

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Fans had hoped to see Rylan, 29, on the ice for last series, but he later revealed that filming clashes meant it wasn’t possible.

However, with some persuasion from Phillip, it looks like Rylan might well be on the 2019 series of the ITV hit. Watch this space!

Main pic: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.

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