Dancing On Ice will return in 2021 with bumper budget to secure top talent

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems ITV aren't worried about production going ahead come January next year, and they have their sights set on a slew of big stars to take to the rink. Video: Dancing On Ice’s winner James Jordan tells us what happens behind the scenes (Closer UK) A source told The Sun: 'It’s full steam ahead for next year’s show and casting is already well underway. The professional skaters will be meeting potential celebrity partners on the ice next month to see how they pair up. 'ITV have taken a hit like all the broadcasters so they’re pumping cash into the show in a bid to make it a real ratings winner again. The budget for talent has been inflated so they can splash out on a couple of really big names.' A source told the publication: 'Obviously no-one knows when lockdown measures and social distancing will be fully eased - but DOI has become a fixture in the winter TV schedules.