Dancing on Ice 2018: Everything you need to know, from who the judges are to the celebrity skaters

Here's what's happening in this week's DOI

Dancing on Ice

When is Dancing on Ice on TV?

Dancing on Ice airs this Sunday 18th February at 6pm on ITV.


What’s happening on this week’s Dancing on Ice?

For the first time this week, the remaining Dancing on Ice couples are being set a ‘Judges Challenge’.

Those with long memories will remember that DOI used to feature a ‘required element’ every week, like using a prop or doing a one-footed spin. Basically, it’s that!

This week, the skaters will have to do The End To End Step Sequence which tasks them with incorporating a sequence that must go from one end of the rink to the other.

They must also perfectly mirror and be in unison without holding on to each other or touching in any way. This means the celebrities will have to do 30 seconds of solo skating.

Lastly, if that wasn’t enough, they have to include four ‘lobes’, which means skating a semi-circle on one foot.

Who’s still in Dancing on Ice?

There are just seven celebrities remaining in this series of Dancing on Ice: Jake Quickenden, Alex Beresford, Kem Cetinay, Max Evans, Donna Air, Antony Cotton and Brooke Vincent.

Who is going to leave in Dancing on Ice’s double elimination?

For the first time this series there are going to be two celebrities leaving on Sunday 17th February as Dancing on Ice faces a double elimination.

Of the remaining celebrities still in the competition, it’s Brooke Vincent and Antony Cotton who have consistently landed at the bottom of the scoreboard. However neither of them have been in the skate off, so they’ve clearly got the support of the public (and Coronation Street fans!).

Donna Air is the only celebrity currently competing who has had to skate again for survival.

Who are the Dancing on Ice judges?

Mr Nasty himself Jason Gardiner has returned to the ice panel alongside former coaches on the show, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Jason Gardiner on Dancing on Ice

Former Britain’s Got Talent winner and Diversity star Ashley Banjo is the fourth judge. At the time he was announced, the show’s host Holly Willoughby who said: “Ashley Banjo is going to be a great addition to the series. He’s a brilliant dancer and a brilliant choreographer. He was discovered on Britain’s Got Talent, and now he’s going to be our judge.”

Meanwhile, Ashley himself said: “This show feels like it’s embedded into society. I was really excited to be part of the revamp and the refresh. I’m going to be myself, be constructive, and just be ready for Jason! I’m going to be honest. If someone is great, I’ll tell them they’re great. If people need telling that it was bad, I’ll tell them.”

What have all the celebrities scored so far on Dancing on Ice?

Who topped the judges’ leaderboard each week and who was left languishing at the bottom? We’ve got all of the leaderboards from the past five weeks of Dancing on Ice right here.

Who’s been eliminated from Dancing on Ice?

Cheryl Baker on Dancing on Ice
Cheryl Baker on Dancing on Ice (ITV Pictures)

You can read the full list of eliminated Dancing on Ice celebrities here.

Who are the Dancing on Ice 2018 professionals?

Find out more about all the professional skaters here, from old favourites to new stars.

Who are the presenters of Dancing on Ice?

The show’s original hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have both returned to the show.

The pair hosted the first six series of the show from 2006 to 2011, although Holly left and was replaced by Christine Bleakley in 2012.

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Dancing on Ice (ITV)

Christine and Phillip then hosted the show together for a further three years before it was dropped by ITV in 2014.

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.”

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!”

Meanwhile Jordan Banjo, who was a participant in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2016, is the show’s backstage digital host. Oh, and he’s also the brother of judge Ashley Banjo.


Dancing on Ice airs Sundays on ITV