The latest series of Dancing on Ice has got its skates on (quite literally) for another year. Though we’re now well into the series – we have everything you need to know on the contestants, format and how to watch the show if you’re based outside of the UK.
Wondering what other ITV shows you can catch up on this year? We have the full lowdowns on The Voice, Masterchef and Britain’s Got Talent.
When is the finale of Dancing on Ice?
As the contestants are now whittling down, the Dancing on Ice finale will take place on the second weekend in March, likely on the 8th. If the format is the same as previous years, three couples will take to the ice to compete for the coveted trophy.
It’s been quite a dramatic series so far, with model Caprice Bourret splitting from her professional partner Hamish Gaman after two weeks, and then withdrawing from the show altogether during week four.
Series twelve also saw the very first same-sex pairing on the show with Ian Watkins – also known as ‘H’ from Steps, who skated with former champion Matt Evers. This was a huge progressive change for talent programmes, and rival shows are now under pressure to include something similar.
Who are the presenters, judges and contestants?
The ITV duo Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are back to host. On the judging panel we have Jane Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo all returning – but there was one major switch-up. Veteran judge Jason Gardiner decided not to return for the series, and he was instead replaced by former contestant and performer, John Barrowman.
At the time of writing, there are five contestants left in the show:
- Magician Ben Hanlin
- Actor and presenter Joe Swash
- Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg
- Actress Lisa George
- Dancer Perri Kiely
How can I watch Dancing on Ice?
You can catch the main show of Dancing On Ice on Sunday evenings on ITV 1 from 6pm until 8pm if you’re based in the UK. If you missed a show, you can catch up on full episodes and highlights on the ITV Hub.
If you’re outside of the UK, then never fear. You can still watch Dancing on Ice with the help of a trusty VPN. Using a VPN allows users to change their IP address so they can browse the internet as if they’re from another country. For watching Dancing on Ice, this would be through a UK server.
Not sure what VPN is the right choice for you? We recommend NordVPN for its wide range of servers, quick speeds, user-friendly interface and affordable pricing. ExpressVPN is also a strong choice, or alternatively you can take a look at our list of the best VPNs for streaming.
Once you’ve downloaded your VPN of choice, you can simply log on to the ITV Hub, click on Dancing on Ice and start watching. You won’t be able to tune in live, but all episodes should be available on catch-up almost immediately after they’ve aired. If you’d like to know more, you can read our full guide to watching the ITV Hub from abroad.