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Dancing On Ice 2022: Phillip Schofield could be replaced by female host during Covid isolation

Phillip Schofield could have a female host take over while he has Covid-19 (Picture: ITV)

Phillip Schofield could be replaced by a female host on Dancing On Ice while he is forced to take time off from his TV work due to catching Covid-19.

The TV presenter, 59, tested positive for Covid, which meant he instantly had to isolate, and also had to step down from hosting This Morning.

ITV bosses are reportedly considering an all-female presenting duo for the show’s return on Sunday.

According to the Sun, Amanda Holden might take the reigns alongside Holly Willoughby, with Alison Hammond and Rochelle Humes also being considered for the role.

Speaking to the outlet, a TV insider said: ‘ITV are a progressive channel who want to reflect the modern world as much as possible.

‘And while Dancing on Ice’s bosses are gutted to see Phillip forced to temporarily step out of hosting duties, that also presents an opportunity to have two women front the show.

Phillip tested positive for Covid on Tuesday (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)
Amanda is reportedly being considered for the role if Philip is forced to step down (Picture: Dymond/Thames/Syco/ITV)

‘Producers have seen the energy that Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have brought to Strictly and they’re curious to see how Holly bounces off another female presenter.

‘But there’s no question of Phillip not returning. He’ll be chomping at the bit to get back to work.’

Depending on whether he tests negative, Phillip may be able to leave isolation after five days and host Dancing On Ice on Sunday.

It’s not clear whether Philip will host Dancing On Ice on Sunday night, but his positive test is the latest in a line of misfortunes for the show.

Happy Mondays star Bez was forced to leave the show after he tested positive for Covid, then Rachel Stevens was banned from the ice after she suffered a painful wrist injury.

More recently, BMX racer Kye Whyte suffered a knee injury while training.

Metro.co.uk have contacted ITV for comment.

Dancing On Ice returns to our screens on ITV at 6:30pm on Sunday

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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