ITV has finally decided to pull the plug on Sunday night staple Dancing on Ice in 2014. The show is already 8-years-old, so skating champs Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean want us to wave bye bye to the bolero after a ninth and final series.
"Next year will be the 30th anniversary of 'Bolero' and our Olympic gold medal in Sarajevo and for us, it seemed a fitting time to say goodbye to Dancing on Ice." the pair revealed in a statement released earlier today. "We wanted to go out on a high. We have loved every minute of the eight series and we're determined to make our final series the best ever. It has been a real pleasure to work on one of the UK's biggest and best loved entertainment shows, and we are extremely proud of the skating legacy that we have built up since the show launched in 2006. We will miss it hugely and would like to thank all the viewers and fans for their continued support."
The pair may be waving bye bye to our TV screens for a while, but that certainly doesn't mean they're giving up on their beloved sport. "We will not be retiring or hanging up our skates – skating will very definitely continue for us both," they said. "There will also be a final Dancing on Ice live UK arena tour, starting in March next year. We are already planning it and there will be some great surprises for audiences across the country."
In other words, they plan to milk it for all its worth before sailing off into the sunset. Oh well, it hasn't really been the same since Holly Willoughbooby left anyway...