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Dancing On Ice viewers call on Arlene Phillips to be a full-time judge on ITV show

Strictly former judge Dame Arlene Phillips returned to our TV screens once again on Sunday night, as a special guest judge on Dancing On Ice. ITV audiences loved her cameo so much that, some even called for the star to appear full-time on the jury.

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Dancing on Ice: Arlene Phillips Returns As Special Guest Judge

Dame Arlene Phillips proved to be a great addition to the Sunday night Dancing On Ice judges.

The I’m a celebrity…Let me out of here! the star, 78, is a special guest judge on the latest season of the ITV skating show – the first time the series has five judges!

14 years since her ax ‘ageist’ from Seriously come to dance West End legends once again wow our TV screens, with Ashley Banjo, 33, Jayne Torvill, 64, Christopher Dean, 63 and Oti Mabuse, 31 on the Dancing On Ice jury .

The mother-of-two looked sensational for her epic TV return, wearing an eye-catching sparkly blue gown for the Dancing On Ice premiere.







Arlene Phillips was a welcome guest on Sunday night’s ITV show
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Within minutes of the show starting, viewers took to social media to discuss how great it was for the choreographer to return to TV.

“Please, can we keep Arlene? #DOI #DancingOnIce,” one fan asked as the show aired on Sunday night, with another concurring, tweeting: “Nice to see Arlene back. back on TV!”

“Bring Arlene back to #Strictly! #DancingOnIce #DOI,” a third requested, referring to the star’s previous performance on BBC Ballroom dance series.

Other viewers noted the dancing legend’s youthful appearance during her time on the reality TV show.







For the first time, Dancing On Ice has 5 judges on Sunday night
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“Arlene looks amazing, especially in her #DancingOnIce blue sparkly dress,” one netizen tweeted, while another quipped: “arlene phillips looks CANNOT REAL… Another 78 seconds is like 78 seconds from her #dancingonice gcses.”

A third admirer added: “Bloody, Arlene Phillips looks amazing #dancingonice #ITV @arlenephillips.”

Arlene is returning to reality TV 14 years after her terrifying ax from the incredibly serious TV series in 2008.

The professional dancer has been dropped from the BBC series amid claims she is ‘too old’ at 64 to watch primetime TV.







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Former MisTeeq pop star Alesha Dixon replaced her on the jury – fueling a slew of age discrimination due to the fact that the singer was only 30 years old at the time.

Speaking in 2011, three years after the dumping shock, Arlene admitted she would be “forever stuck” with the BBC programme.

“I accepted it,” she told the Daily Mail at the time.

“The real surprise was the countless tweets, emails, comments on Facebook and on the street.






Arlene with the original strict jury

“I really thought it was going to be completely fuzzy now. But I realized that I would forever be hooked on it in some way. It was a huge show – a big show. I just lived. with it now.”

Arlene was on the ballroom’s serious panel from 2004 to 2009, alongside original judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

* Dancing on the ice continues on ITV this Sunday from 6pm. You can update previous episodes through ITV Center.

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