Holly Willoughby’s Triumphant Return to ‘Dancing On Ice’ with Co-Host Stephen Mulhern

Television fans are buzzing with excitement as Holly Willoughby gears up for a sensational return to the small screen, this time hosting the much-loved ITV show ‘Dancing On Ice’ alongside Stephen Mulhern. This dynamic pairing brings together two of Britain’s beloved TV personalities, rekindling a partnership that dates back nearly two decades.

Holly Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern
Holly Willoughby

After much speculation and a brief hiatus, Holly, 42, is set to dazzle viewers once again, following her departure from ‘This Morning’ and co-host Phillip Schofield’s exit from ITV. The announcement of Holly’s comeback to ‘Dancing On Ice’ has been met with widespread joy from fans, further heightened by the news of Stephen Mulhern, 46, joining as co-host.

The duo’s on-screen chemistry traces back to their early days in children’s television, where they hosted CITV’s ‘Ministry Of Mayhem’ from January 2004 to July 2006. A throwback photo shared by ITV in 2018 shows a fresh-faced Holly and Stephen, capturing their youthful spirits during their initial collaboration. The snap, taken in 2005, showcases the then 24-year-old Holly and 28-year-old Stephen at an A-list event, highlighting their long-standing camaraderie.

Reflecting on those days, Stephen expressed his fondness for working with Holly, citing their great time together and the positive response from social media. “It would be great to work with Holly again,” he remarked, showcasing his eagerness for their reunion on ‘Dancing On Ice.’

Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, shared her enthusiasm about the duo’s reunion. “Holly and Stephen are two of our best-loved presenters. Reuniting them 20 years after they first appeared on screen together for ‘Dancing On Ice’ marks a new, exciting chapter for the show,” she said.

Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby

Holly’s return to ‘Dancing On Ice’ follows her decision to step down from presenting duties in October, amidst Phillip Schofield’s departure from ITV. Schofield had left the network following revelations about his personal life. The confirmation of Holly’s return in December was a relief to fans and ITV alike, with the network reportedly ensuring that Holly feels “completely secure” in her role. Her new contract is said to be flexible, offering her the option to step back after one series if she chooses.

A source close to the situation revealed to the Sun, “Everyone is absolutely delighted Holly has decided to return – she’s such an integral and popular part of ‘Dancing On Ice.’ Holly feels happy and energized, and new co-host Stephen is thrilled she’s on board. He’s already sent a supportive message.”

As viewers eagerly await the new series of ‘Dancing On Ice,’ the rekindling of Holly and Stephen’s on-screen partnership promises to bring a fresh and exciting dynamic to the show. Their long-standing friendship and proven chemistry are set to captivate audiences and add a new layer of charm to the beloved ice-dancing competition.

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