Could ice man Dan be back on our screens?

Hayley Tamaddon with Dan Whiston on the new series of Dancing on Ice
Hayley Tamaddon with Dan Whiston on the new series of Dancing on Ice
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Celebrity skater Dan Whiston has spoken of his excitement following rumours ITV was bringing back Dancing On Ice.

The show could return to television three years after it was dropped by the station, according to reports.

The competition saw celebrities learn to ice dance under the supervision of former Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Today, Dan, who has previously appeared on the show, said: “If the rumours are true it would be very exciting news as it’s such a fantastic show.”

It was originally hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who was later replaced by Christine Lampard, but was axed after nine series.

An ITV source said it is likely the show will return after the idea was “mooted in a couple of meetings”, but it is “beyond early days”.

The last series was shown in 2014 when it was won by Ray Quinn.

Lampard, who hosted the show from 2012, has said she is keen to see it return to TV screens, saying on ITV’s Lorraine: “I still get so many tweets about it. It’s such a brilliant show. I think it should come back.”