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.”
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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.
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!”
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