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How does Dancing On Ice work and how many acts are eliminated each week?

Last year's show was a big success as Jake Quickenden walked away with the title. Here's what to expect from the 2019 series.

Who will be presenting Dancing On Ice?

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be returning to host the popular show.

The judging panel is also unchanged with the regular line-up of skating champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean alongside Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo.

However there has been a bit of a shake up as Ashley's brother Jordan Banjo will not be returning to host the backstage segment and pro skaters Ale Izquierdo and Melody Le Moal will be replaced.

Karen Barber has landed the role of head coach and will be reunited with Jason seven years after their heated on-air row.

How many acts are eliminated each week?

If the show continues with the same format that only six of the twelve celebs will be performing in the first week.

The second six pairs will perform the following week.

But there won't be a skate-off until the second week once all the couples have performed.

The public vote combined with the judges' scores will determine who will be in the skate-off.

The couple with the least points from the first week will compete against the bottom couple of the second week resulting in one celeb leaving the competition.

Every week the act with the lowest points will be eliminated until the final where one celeb will be crowned the skating champion.


When is Dancing On Ice on TV?

Dancing On Ice will return to our screens on Sunday 6th January.

Head to ITV at 6pm to catch the hit show.

Dancing On Ice 2019 will get underway on the first weekend in January, with the ice skating extravaganza starting on Sunday, January 6.

Dancing On Ice proved a real hit with viewers since its return following a three-year break, after initially running from 2006 until 2014 and not returning until 2018.

Siobhan Greene, ITV's Head of Entertainment Commissioning, said "The show’s welcome back has exceeded our expectations and it’s been fantastic to see the audience at home loving it.

"The recommission is a no brainer and it’s brilliant for everyone involved to know it’ll be back next year."

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