First look at Holly Willoughby in Dancing On Ice comeback alongside Stephen Mulhern
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 06
We have our first look at Holly Willoughby in her TV comeback (Picture: ITV)

We have our first look at in promotional pictures for 2024.

It was whether Holly, 42, of the celebrity skating competition, especially after the former daytime star stepped down from presenting duties on .

However, it was recently confirmed that to host ‘the greatest show on ice’, alongside , 46.

Stephen replaces original co-host , 61, who resigned from ITV completely in 2023 after confessing to lying about an affair with a young runner, with an internal investigation later launched.

He said at the time that he would be ‘resigning from ITV with immediate effect’, while he expressed his ‘immense gratitude to them for all the amazing opportunities that they have given me’.

New images show for the first time after keeping a low profile for weeks.

Holly poses alongside Stephen Mulhern in Dancing On Ice promo pictures (Picture: ITV)
The judges are also back, with Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, and Ashley Banjo on the panel (Picture: ITV)

Looking stunning, the TV icon wears an extravagant red, strapless gown.

She wears her famous blonde locks in her signature waves and stands close to Stephen’s side with a smile on her face.

The In For A Penny frontman looks chuffed to bits to be stepping into Philip’s shoes, grinning next to Holly in a dapper suit.

Holly decided to last year after 14 years on the sofa.

At the time, she released a statement informing viewers that she had to prioritise ‘me and my family.’

Her statement read: ‘I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning.

Oti is back just weeks after having her first baby (Picture: ITV)
Holly reportedly left ITV bosses hanging as they awaited her decision on returning (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so much. This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we’ve done together. Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive. To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you.

‘Most of all, thank you to the wonderful viewers. You’ve been so loyal, so supportive and the best company every day.

‘Richard and Judy said, “We only look after this show, it will always belong to the viewers”. It’s been an honour to just be part of its story and I know this story has many chapters left to go. Sadly, however, I now I feel I have to make this decision for me and my family.

‘I will miss you all so much.’

Holly has remained out of the limelight since then but will be back on our screens on a weekly basis

Joining her will be taking to the ice, including such as Ryan Thomas, Adele Roberts, Greg Rutherford, and Amber Davies.

Stephen has presented alongside Holly on Dancing On Ice once before during the pandemic (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX)
Phillip last hosted in 2022 when Nile Wilson and Olivia Smart lifted the trophy (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)

The judging panel will also be back, consisting of Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, as well as Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse.

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional just weeks ago, meaning she’ll be balancing raising her newborn with judging duties.

Speaking of Holly’s new presenting partnership with Stephen, ITV’s head of entertainment commissioning Katie Rawcliffe was full of praise.

Their pairing comes on Ministry of Mayhem.

‘Holly and Stephen are two of our best-loved presenters, so reuniting them 20 years after they first appeared on screen together to host Dancing On Ice marks the start of an exciting year for the show.’

Both Holly and Phillip stepped down from This Morning in 2022 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
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A source also previously told : ‘Holly is a star and everyone was so very much hoping that she would decide to come back.

‘After many discussions and a lot of thought, she thought that getting some normality into her life would be a good thing.’

Dancing On Ice 2024 launches on Sunday, January 14 at 6.30pm on ITV and ITVX.