Dancing on Ice is will be cancelled this weekend meaning there will be no live show on Sunday, ITV has confirmed.
The broadcaster assured fans that the show will return next week saying: “we felt it prudent to take a week’s break at this juncture”.
In a statement, ITV said: “Each week our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times. The welfare of all of those involved is important to us and we felt it prudent to take a week’s break at this juncture.
“Continuing to make the best TV for our viewers is of paramount importance to us and we look forward to resuming the competition next week, with the show back live on Sunday February 28.”
ITV have taken the decision to pause Dancing on Ice this week and there will be no live show on Sunday 21st February. Each week our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times. 1/3#DancingOnIce pic.twitter.com/55Lz3K9Uu1
— Dancing on Ice (@dancingonice) February 15, 2021
Fans of the show will still be able to get their fix on Sunday as Dancing On Ice: The Greatest Show On Ice will replace the live show at 6pm.
The one-off programme will celebrate the most memorable moments in the show’s history, ITV said.
Amy Tinkler became the latest celebrity to be axed from Dancing On Ice during Sunday’s episode.
The Olympic gymnast, 21, and her professional skating partner Joe Johnson lost out to rapper Lady Leshurr in the skate-off.
This series has already been disrupted by the pandemic.
Joe-Warren Plant and his professional skating partner Vanessa Bauer pulled out after testing positive for coronavirus, as did comedian Rufus Hound.
Reality TV star Billie Shepherd also left the show early after injuring herself in a fall, while actress and singer Denise Van Outen withdrew after she partially dislocated her shoulder during training.
Celebrities remaining on the show include radio DJ Sonny Jay, former athlete Colin Jackson and media personality Rebekah Vardy.