DANCING On Ice fans were thrilled as the ITV show returned to our screens this evening with hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
The first batch of celebs will take to the ice with their professional partners in tonight’s launch, with the second half competing next week.
Dancing On Ice returned to our screens this eveningCredit: PA:Press Association
Viewers couldn’t be more excited to have some much-needed “normality” on their screens, flocking to Twitter to share their joy at its return.
One wrote: “Dancing on ice is the little bit of normality I needed in my life”.
Another added: “I’ve missed this show a lot.”
A third agreed: “IT’S TIME!!! I’M SO HAPPY!!!”
Holly looked sensational in a dusty pink gown Credit: Instagram
Holly looked sensational in a pretty dusty pink gown with feather and sequin detailing.
She had her glossy blonde hair styled into chic waves, with the star writing on Instagram: “Gosh it feels good to put a sequin on!”
Although the show only returned to telly tonight, it has already had its fair share of drama behind-the-scenes.
Earlier this week, we told how Denise Van Outen was rushed to hospital after dislocating her shoulder in a horror fall during training.
Graham Bell’s partner Yebin Mok was also forced to drop out of the competition for a matter of weeks after a terrifying injury saw her leg tendons get exposed after she was “stabbed” with a skate.
Holly told viewers: “This week Olympic skier Graham Bell and his partner Yebin had a freak accident, which resulted in her having a laceration on her leg.”
Phil continued: “We had a Zoom meeting yesterday with the team and they showed us a picture that we can not show you on TV.
“Holly couldn’t even look at it, she had to look away – and it was a very nasty stab wound from an ice blade.
“You could see the tendons, it’s a very dangerous show.”
The presenters went on to confirm that comic Rufus Hound will be skating this weekend instead of Graham, who will return next week with new partner Karina Manta while Yebin recovers.
With the seriousness of her injury, Holly and Phil said that the professional skater will be “out of the show for quite a few weeks”.