Dancing On Ice fans are convinced they have found a replacement for Philip Schofield after spotting ‘clues’.

DANCING On Ice fans think they have discovered who will be Holly Willoughby’s partner when the show returns in January.

Long-time host Phillip Schofield left a gap when the goal was scored ITV broadcast after the broadcaster cut ties with him following his affair scandal with a This Morning colleague.

Ben Shephard is one of the fans' favorites for the vacant position as host on Dancing On Ice


Ben Shephard is one of the fans’ favorites for the vacant position as host on Dancing On IcePhoto credit: Rex
Phillip Schofield will not be working with Holly next year


Phillip Schofield will not be working with Holly next yearPhoto credit: Rex

Now TV viewers are expecting Good Morning Britain star Ben Shephard to get the gig.

Armchair detectives have noticed Ben following and following Dancing On Ice on social media and today he partnered Holly on This Morning as a guest presenter, leading them to claim it was a screen test.

Amid speculation about who will appear alongside Holly on the show, one simply wrote, “Ben Shepherd,” followed by a preaching hands emoji.

Previously on X TwitterOne wrote: “I’m excited for Ben Shephard to be the host of Dancing on Ice, he would be perfect for Holly.” Pretty Gentleman and clever and this morning too and to present the awards x.

Others praised Holly and Ben’s good relationship and called for greater collaboration.

One said: “Please stay Ben. She and Holly make a great team.”

Another said: “Holly and Ben are amazing on #ThisMorning. I really love seeing their relationship.”

The pair unveiled Dancing On Ice’s first album celebrity candidate today.

Boxing legend and former world champion Ricky Hatton made a dramatic entrance by punching through a paper umbrella – after The Sun announced his signing two weeks ago.

He took off his gloves and Holly said: “I can’t wait to see you on the show!”

Ben added: “So excited, it’s the Hitman on the ice!”

Ricky laughed, “I wish I shared your confidence.”

Ricky insisted he wasn’t afraid to swap the boxing gym for the ice rink, adding: “As a boxer, I’ve been on the floor a few times.”

“But when it comes to skating, it’s all about balance, and that’s true.” Boxingand I have good upper body strength.”

When asked why he signed up for the show, Ricky said he is committed to improving mental abilities Healthsaid, “I beat the drum to keep yourself busy.”

“When I retired, I sat there with nothing to do and my will Performance something fell apart.

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“It’s about taking on new adventures and it’s not quite as new as Dancing On Ice.”

The Manchester athlete retired in 2011 before another defeat in his comeback fight prompted him to retire from the sport for good.

Ricky Hatton is the first celebrity name to be announced for the show


Ricky Hatton is the first celebrity name to be announced for the showPhoto credit: ITV

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