ITV’s Dancing on Ice could return without skating mentors Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, it has emerged.
Olympic gold medal winners Torvill and Dean announced that they will leave the show after next year’s series ends in 2014. Shortly afterwards ITV boss Peter Fincham confirmed that the show will end after they leave.
However The Sun now reports that producers are considering continuing with the series with new professional coaches in place.
A source is quoted as saying "The show is still massive for ITV.
"But when Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean decided to go, it gave Peter Fincham a reason to get rid of it.
"Yet many at ITV Studios think that was the wrong decision. Jayne and Christopher leaving is a big deal and it will be incredibly hard to replace them - but not impossible.
"To say that they are the only telegenic skating pros who could fill the role would be wrong. So watch this space."
The show is presented by Philip Schofield and Christine Bleakley.