Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to judge Dancing on Ice 2018

Torvill and Dean
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Legendary ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have signed up for the revamped Dancing On Ice, which will return to ITV next year

Legendary ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have signed up for the revamped Dancing On Ice, ITV has officially confirmed.

The Olympic gold medallists will be reunited with original hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the rebooted show, which will feature a ‘spectacular new set,’ according to ITV.

Torvill and Dean will both sit on a new ice panel alongside two further judges, who are still to be announced.

“We are thrilled that Dancing On Ice is returning to ITV next year and delighted to announce our new roles on the judging panel,” said Torvill and Dean.

“The show struck such a huge chord with the viewers ever since it launched in 2006, with many of them taking up skating as a result.  We can’t wait to be back on screen in 2018, with a bigger and better series for a brand new audience.”

Phillip added: “I’m often told how much people have missed Dancing on Ice, and with the show so fondly remembered, it’s exciting for us all to now have the chance to breath new life into the show, and of course spending an extra day of the week with Holly is the icing on the cake!”

Holly said: “I'm so excited to be returning to a show that I love so much! Working with Jayne and Chris is always such an honour and it's even more special as it's the show that Phil and I first worked on together ... it's full of wonderful memories and I can't wait to make some new ones.”

Dancing on Ice originally ran from 2006 until 2014.

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