According to The Mirror, ITV has made a decision about who will replace Phillip Schofield as the co-host of Dancing on Ice.
Stephen Mulhern, known for hosting Catchphrase and the upcoming reboot of Deal or No Deal on ITV, has been selected to take on the role alongside Holly Willoughby.
Stephen Mulhern Offered Official Role as Dancing on Ice Co-Host
Close friends of Stephen Mulhern have confirmed that he has been formally offered the position as the new co-host for Dancing on Ice and is expected to accept the offer.
This news comes after his successful stand-in appearance for Phillip Schofield last February when the latter had Covid.
Fans React Positively to Stephen Mulhern’s Performance
Following his brief stint as a temporary replacement for Schofield, Stephen Mulhern received praise from fans.
Many expressed their admiration for his chemistry with Holly Willoughby, prompting some to wonder if this marked the end of Phillip Schofield’s time on the show.
Among the contenders for the role, which included Dermot O’Leary and Jane McDonald, Stephen Mulhern emerged as a favorite due to his rapport with Holly and his relaxed and fun demeanor, perfectly suited for a show like Dancing on Ice.
Stephen Mulhern’s Schedule Opens Up for Dancing on Ice Role
Given that Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be taking a break after its 20th series, Stephen Mulhern will have more availability in his busy work schedule to take on the role of co-host on Dancing on Ice.
Phillip Schofield’s Departure from ITV and This Morning
Phillip Schofield decided to step down from his role on This Morning after admitting to having an affair with a much younger colleague.
He acknowledged lying about the relationship to his family, ITV bosses, and agents.
As a result, he was dropped by his agents and left ITV immediately.
In his statement, Schofield expressed deep remorse for his actions and gratitude for the opportunities he had been given by ITV.