Holly Willoughby ‘offered deal’ by ITV in a bid to stay on as host of Dancing On Ice

Holly Willoughby has been “offered a deal” by ITV to return to host Dancing On Ice next year.
The 42-year-old made her return to television in January as she returned as host of the hit ITV show.
The presenter was joined by co-host Stephen Mulhern who was previously announced as Philip Schofield’s replacement.
Holly and Stephen on Dancing On Ice
A source has told the MailOnline that ITV bosses are hoping to keep Holly for next year’s show, as for the first time in 20 years the presenter will not be contracted for a show on the channel after Sunday night’s finale of the skate series.
The insider revealed: “Dancing On Ice is definitely coming back in 2025 and the plan is that Holly will host it.”
“Contracts are being negotiated but the chiefs love her and they know that there are others who would love to sign her up but ITV love her and they want to keep her very much part of the ITV furniture for years to come.”

They continued: “Holly has a real fondness for the show, it really catapulted her career from a children’s presenter into grown up television so ITV very much hope that she will agree to the deal.”
The former This Morning presenter had been absent from TV screens since she dramatically quit the show in October, after a plot to kidnap and murder her was exposed.
Her return to TV screens in January, went down a treat with fans who took to X at the time to welcome back the presenter.

Welcome back @hollywills #holly #DancingOnIce
— Jo Conway xx (@Joanne_Conway) January 14, 2024

I am really glad to see Holly back on our TV. She’s been through so much, it takes guts. A true inspiration.#dancingonice.
— Boris Nose (@Borisnose2) January 14, 2024

Since her ordeal, Holly had been holed up at the home she shares with her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children – Harry, 14, Belle, 12, and eight-year-old Chester.
In November, Gavin Plumb pleaded not guilty to charges relating to an alleged plot to kidnap and murder Holly.
The 36-year-old man was arrested by police in October, who allegedly found “sinister messages” threatening to kidnap and “seriously harm” the TV presenter.

The security guard appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court in October and was accused of multiple offences – including soliciting to commit murder and incitement to commit kidnap.
Mr. Plumb was accused of allegedly contacting a ‘hitman’ in the US in order to carry out his plan against the British presenter. He was also found in possession of dangerous weapons and had made a “restraint kit”.
Judge Mary Loram KC set a trial date of June 24th, 2024, and remanded Mr Plumb in custody.