The new series of Dancing On Ice officially starts in January 2020, although there will be a Christmas Special in 2019.
Last year a few people posted on the thread including @Glory1 so we will see how we go this year.
The main news is Jason Gardiner has left the show and John Barrowman will replace him. So no more nasty comments (shame)
The contestants are....
Maura Higgins (from Love Island)
Joe Swash (ex Eastenders now TV Presenter)
H From Steps. He will make history as the first contestant to dance with a same sex partner.
(Not sure how that will work but let's wait and see)....
Perri Kiely (Dancer from Diversity) Let's see how Ashley Banjo marks him!!)
Lisa George (Who plays Beth Tinker in Coronation Street)
Libby Clegg (Registered Blind Paralympian)
Trisha Goddard (Talk show host/TV Presenter)
Lucrezia Millarini (ITV news presenter)
Kevin Kilbane (Former Footballer and TV Pundit)
Ben Hanlin. Magician (best known for TV show Tricked)
Caprice Bourret (Model, Actress Blah blah blah )
And that's it. I've counted and there seems to be more contestants this year?
It will be presented as usual by Phil and Holly.
Looking forward to it.
The public vote was right
The judges were wrong
Perri and Joe skate Bolero
Libby is - at last - gone...
The voting public made the right decision...
Now to see some brilliant skating...
Well pleased. This has been a great final. Good luck Joe and Perri.
CONGRATULATIONS JOE and ALEX
WINNERS of DANCING ON ICE 2020
Surely the biggest shock result - ever - in all the years of DOI.
I don`t have an app so made a single vote - for Perri, who, in my opinion, was amazing tonight and should have been crowned Dancing on Ice Champion 2020
I would like to take this opportunity to thank @Cleoriff for creating the thread and keeping us informed weekly, throghout the competition, of the music chosen, the performances, and the routines
Agree with all that has been said above
Sorry, in all honesty I have to say I only saw tail end of Joe's Bolero and all of Perri's innovating Bolero
I had been shivering under the quilt in bed
Didn't then move to vote as my cat Marty was settled on my lap ... he's not well, see another thread
Am very angry ... the best skater from week 1 does not get crowned BEST DANCER ON ICE
Needless to say, there is a hell of a furore on social media about this result. They said the vote was the closest ever seen but didn't give us the percentage.
I have watched DOI since it started and I have never seen an odds on favourite fail to win.
Others are saying 'but Joe had the biggest journey and deserved to win for that alone'.
Sorry he did NOT.
Perri being a dancer had a big disadvantage, as you have to forget everything you learned as a dancer, posture, hold, body core etc etc as it's completely different when you dance on ice. That comment was made by James Jordan, last years winner who is a professional dancer on SCD.
There are also a lot of people saying they didn't get Perri's show skate. It was choreographed by Chris and Jane...so obviously the people who didn't get it, have no idea about street dancers and their dance offs.
Joe did well last night but week after week he has wobbled whilst skating. Something we never saw from Perri.
What we saw last night was the'cheekie chappie' peoples favourite win. The same way he won I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here
Anyway Joe and Alex are on This Morning in a couple of minutes so I'm off to see what they say!