A new poll has revealed the majority of Dancing On Ice viewers do not like the show’s new co-presenter Christine Bleakley.
The former Daybreak presenter was drafted in to replace Holly Willoughby for the seventh series – Willoughby was dropped because of her presenting role on BBC One’s The Voice.
A new poll by ITV has revealed that the majority of viewers were not impressed by Bleakley’s co-presenting duties with Phillip Schofield.
The seventh series of Dancing on Ice saw a drop in ratings as it suffered at the hands of fierce competition in BBC One in the form of dramas Sherlock, Birdsong and Call the Midwife. A report in The Mirror newspaper claims that some are linking the drop in ratings to Bleakley joining the series.
However, the presenter was not the only new addition to Dancing for Ice’s seventh season as Katarina Witt and Louie Spencer were drafted in as new judges to replace Emma Bunton and Jason Gardiner.
Despite the results of the poll ITV are expected to bring back Christine Bleakley for its 8th season later this year.
A source told the Mirror “They will stick with her, however, as she’s still being paid millions thanks to her watertight Daybreak contract and they need to get their money’s worth.”
The next series may be some months away but that hasn’t stopped the tabloids inevitably linking ‘celebrities’ such as Jodie Marsh and EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas to it.