We reported last month that Torvill and Dean were hanging up their boots and would not be returning to the ITV show Dancing on Ice. Shortly afterwards, ITV boss Peter Fincham confirmed that with Torvill and Dean gone the show would also end. But fear not, because it looks like ITV have had a rethink and are now considering continuing the series with new coaches in place.
A source said, 'The show is still massive for ITV. But when Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean decided to go, it gave Peter Fincham a reason to get rid of it'.
'Yet many at ITV Studios think that was the wrong decision. Jayne and Christopher leaving is a big deal and it will be incredibly hard to replace them - but not impossible. To say that they are the only telegenic skating pros who could fill the role would be wrong. So watch this space'.
While the show is a favourite amongst viewers, it is ITV's most expensive show costing £1 million per episode. This year they also paid out £250,000 to get Pamela Anderson, who was then voted out after the first show.
The source added 'It's fine to bin a show if it is pulling in only a couple of million viewers in prime time, but the world is not awash with shows that rate like Dancing On Ice does'. Watch this space...