Holly Willoughby forced to miss tonight’s Dancing On Ice after testing positive for Covid

Holly Willoughby will miss Dancing On Ice tonight after testing positive for Covid. Earlier in the series, Phil had to miss the show after contracting the virus

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Holly Willoughby will miss Dancing On Ice tonight after testing positive for Covid.

The This Morning host will not be able to host tonight with Phillip Schofield after testing positive for the virus – but she will be back for the live final in two weekends.

This is another blow for the ITV show, as earlier in the series, Phil was forced to miss the ITV skating show after testing positive, and he also missed several shows. This Morning. Stephen Mulhern came in to replace him at the time.

However, it looks like no one else will replace Holly, with tonight’s Dancing On Ice semi-final being hosted by Phillip instead.

Holly and Phil have been presenting the show together for many years


Matt Frost / ITV / REX / Shutterstock)

A Dancing on Ice spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, Holly Willoughby is unable to host tonight after testing positive for Covid-19. We look forward to Holly’s return to Dancing on Ice Live. Final.”

Phil missed an episode of the show before this series, with Stephen Mulhern stepping in for Phil’s place.

He announced on Monday night that he had tested positive for the virus and was hoping to get it out of quarantine in time, but more positive Covid tests mean he has to miss the episode.

Stephen Mulhern, 44, joins the show with Holly Willoughby


Matt Frost / ITV / REX / Shutterstock)

Holly has a new presentation partner for a day


Matt Frost / ITV / REX / Shutterstock)

At the time, Stephen – who is now recovering well from a mysterious illness – admitted it was “big shoes to fill”.

“I’m looking forward to being back hosting with my good friend Holly this weekend. It’s a big shoe to fill and I wish Phillip a speedy recovery,” he shared in a following statement. when The Mirror exclusively revealed that he would be Phil’s replacement, “I am a huge fan of Dancing on Ice and for one night I was delighted to be standing by the court watching the action unfold. It won’t be believable!”

It comes after Holly praised her current partner, Phil for making her always feel “comfortable”.

Holly and Phil also host This Morning together



Speaking of their friendship and close bond, Holly told The Mirror and other press: “They’re different shows and that’s the great thing about that. There’s one thing that’s really easy when we work together it’s not like you’re in, oh we just have to find our feet or our rhythm, that’s absolute it’s great to do something a little different but still together .”

Phil added: “It was lovely and I absolutely adore Holly and so to be able to joke around with each other in the morning – and without a doubt, This Morning is a different kind of show with this style.

“It’s a shiny show, it’s a big show, beautifully produced and gorgeous. So yeah, it’s great to have a mate.”

In tonight’s semi-final, the remaining celebs will perform two ice skates in hopes of making it to the next leg of the competition, which will air over two weekends.

* Dancing On Ice will be back in theaters tonight at 7:30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

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