Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Bleakley ready to take to the ice?

Christine Bleakley says she may get her skates on for Dancing On Ice

Christine Bleakley has revealed she may get her skates on for a spin with Dancing On Ice co-star Phillip Schofield.

Skating legends and the ITV1 show's coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean visited Daybreak to welcome Christine aboard after it was announced she is taking over from Holly Willoughby to co-host the new series.

Christopher Dean said: "We are really excited, we wish Holly all the [success in the] world, but we are really excited to welcome Christine. I have to tell you though - Phillip can skate, so you're going to have to get those white skates on and get out there."

Christine added: "I might have to attempt it, yes. It is very exciting though, I can't tell you how excited I am."

Daybreak co-host Adrian Chiles joked: "They offered me the job as well, but I can't skate."

Celebrities are already in training for the new series, but Keith Chegwin has had to pull out after injuring himself in a fall on the ice.

Jayne said: "We were very sad to lose Keith."

Christopher added: "If his mum lets him, we'll let him come and do it next year, we really want him to do it."

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