DANCING On Ice fans will need to tune in later tonight for the latest installment of the hit ice skating show.
ITV has rearranged its schedules, putting Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs in the 7pm slot, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield broadcasting live immediately afterwards.
That means Dancing On Ice won’t air until 7.30pm – anyone tuning in at the normal time will get ITV News instead.
The ice skating extravaganza will last an hour and a half before the 9 p.m. premiere of the second episode of the network’s showcase drama, The Ipcress File.
For the last two weeks, Dancing On Ice started at 6.30pm and lasted an hour and a half.
Before that, it started at 6 p.m. and lasted two hours, but as the number of participants was reduced, the show required shorter and shorter run times.
This week, the celebs remaining in the competition – Connor Ball, Kye White, Brendan Cole, Regan Gascoigne and Kimberly Wyatt – will have to dance twice to secure their spots in the finals.
Phillip and Holly will host while judges Oti Mabuse, Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean render their verdicts.
Celebs who make it then have two weeks to rehearse for the live final as the show has been postponed a week to allow ITV to show live football.
The FA Cup quarter-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest will be broadcast on March 20 at 6pm – meaning the Dancing On Ice final will take place on March 27 instead.
Last Sunday, Paralympic competitor Stef Reid became the latest celebrity to be eliminated in a week in which three contestants received perfect scores from the judges.
The jury voted unanimously to save BMX Olympic medalist Kye after a tense skate-off between the two.
Dancing On Ice returns to ITV tonight at 7.30pm
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17931406/dancing-on-ice-to-air-much-later-tonight-as-show-shunted-out-of-its-slot-in-itv-schedule-shake-up/ Dancing on Ice will air much later tonight as the show was pushed out of its place in the ITV program shake