Dancing On Ice producers are apparently looking into making a lockdown episode if the show if not able to air in the new year due to the Coronavirus.
The Sun have reported that both Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are on board with the programme that will feature ‘lockdown episodes’ filmed by some favourite celebs over the years.
A source has said to the publication:
‘Obviously no-one knows when lockdown measures and social distancing will be fully eased – but DOI has become a fixture in the winter TV schedules.
‘It’s be a hammer blow for ITV to lose it. As such, they’ve filmed some lockdown episodes – working title: Dancing On Ice Specials – to fill that gap, should the live programmes become untenable.’
The source then continued to say:
‘The hope is that these can be screened on ITV2 as a spin-off if the main series is able to go ahead – but execs don’t want to take any chances.’
It would be a massive shame if the series can’t go ahead but at the end of the day everyone has to follow the guidelines.
This pandemic has put a lot of show at risk as we had the news last week that Love Island will not go ahead this year and the future of Strictly Come Dancing is not looking good at the moment.