Holly Willoughby will return to ITV’s Dancing On Ice, weeks after her former co-star Phillip Schofield was axed, the Daily Mail reported exclusively, citing sources.

Schofield was axed after he admitted to having an affair with a younger colleague on This Morning. Several fans speculated that Holly Willoughby will be replaced.

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However, The Daily Mail, citing sources close to the 42-year-old presenter, reported that she plans to be back on the show when it airs next year. The report comes amid rumors that she might only do This Morning and work at BBC. The British publication has been trying to get her for many years.

“Holly wants to stay on at Dancing On Ice, she’s made that clear to all concerned and everyone on the network is absolutely delighted. They haven’t discussed contracts yet, as that will take place after the summer as always, but she’s indicated it will be business as usual. There have been all kinds of rumors that she is to leave but she loves the program and has a long history with it,” The Daily Mail’s source said.

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“She will have a say in her new co-host, not the final decision, but Holly will be consulted.” Reports suggest that Catchphrase host Stephen Mulhern and Vernon Kay might join her. Bradley Walsh and Jordan Banjo are other options.

Willoughby and Schofield hosted all their programs together except for some parts BBC One series The Voice after the former’s exit in 2012. She returned for the reboot in 2018.