The sparkling new season of Dancing on Ice continues tonight as viewers wait to see which celebrity will be the sixth to be eliminated in this week's episode.


But of course, this season has seen fans having to get to grips with a major format change, affecting how contestants are eliminated from the show.

For the past 14 seasons, the public vote has landed two dancers in the daunting skate-off, where they skate again in hopes of being saved by members of the expert judging panel.

That system seemed set to continue as Dancing on Ice season 15 got started. However, in week three, the producers made a shock announcement that the skate-off had been axed and from then on, contestants would be eliminated based on the combined totals of the public vote and the judges' scores.

Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton was the first to exit the show under this revised format, with recent eliminated celebrities including Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu, Patsy Palmer and Danny Harriott.

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So far, the strongest competitors on the show have been Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson, Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson and drag queen The Vivienne, but the field is still very much wide open.

Read on for everything you need to know including what time Dancing on Ice starts, which celebrities will be performing, who their professional partners are, and all the latest news straight from the studio.

Dancing on Ice 2023 start date and time

The next episode of Dancing on Ice 2023 will air on Sunday 26th February at 6:25pm on ITV1 and ITVX, with the remaining contestants set to perform for a spot on next week's show.

The latest season began on Sunday 15th January.

Dancing on Ice 2023 line-up:

The contestants in this year's line-up are as follows:

  • Siva Kaneswaran
  • Michelle Heaton - Eliminated in episode 2
  • Carley Stenson
  • Darren Harriott - Eliminated in episode 5
  • Joey Essex
  • The Vivienne
  • Mollie Gallagher
  • Nile Wilson
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu - Eliminated in episode 3
  • John Fashanu - Eliminated in episode 1
  • Patsy Palmer - Eliminated in episode 4

Dancing on Ice professional skaters

The show likes to keep its professional line-up fresh, with new skaters joining frequently.

Below is a list of all the pros, who are appearing on season 15:

  • Matt Evers
  • Brendyn Hatfield
  • Mark Hanretty
  • Lukasz Rozycki
  • Klabera Komini
  • Vanessa Bauer
  • Olivia Smart
  • Alexandra Schauman
  • Sylvain Longchambon
  • Colin Grafton
  • Tippy Packard

Dancing on Ice 2023 couples

With the new season underway, here are the celebrity/professional pairings for Dancing on Ice 2023:

  • Patsy Palmer and Matt Evers
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Brendyn Hatfield
  • Carley Stenson and Mark Hanretty
  • Michelle Heaton and Lukasz Rozycki
  • Siva Kaneswaran and Klabera Komini
  • Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer
  • Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart
  • John Fashanu and Alexandra Schauman
  • Mollie Gallagher and Sylvain Longchambon
  • The Vivienne and Colin Grafton
  • Darren Harriott and Tippy Packard

Dancing on Ice judges and hosts

Holly and Phil on Dancing on Ice
Holly and Phil on Dancing on Ice. ITV

For season 14, Oti Mabuse joined the Dancing on Ice panel, alongside Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo. She took over from John Barrowman, who joined the show back in 2019.

All judges have returned to the panel for the 2023 season.

In terms of the show's hosts, Phillip Schofield has presented every series, usually with Holly Willoughby, although Christine Lampard stepped in for seasons 7 to 9.

Holly and Phil are back to present season 15.

Who won Dancing on Ice 2022?

Season 14 was won by Regan Gascoigne and his professional skating partner Karina Manta. The pair beat the likes of Kimberly Wyatt and Brendan Cole, and their respective skating partners.

During the final, Regan performed to A Step in Time from the movie Mary Poppins for his showcase performance, and chose his Week 8 performance to Barnum by Cy Coleman and Michael Reed Orchestra as his favourite dance of the whole season.

Wyatt came in third place, leaving Gascoigne and Cole to perform a bolero for their final chance to lift the trophy.

Dancing on Ice 2023 continues on Sunday 26th February at 6:25pm on ITV1 and ITVX. To find out what’s on telly tonight, check out our TV Guide and Streaming Guide, or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub.


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