Amanda Holden 'set to replace' Phillip Schofield on Dancing On Ice

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Amanda Holden is 'set to replace' Phillip Schofield (opens in new tab) on Dancing On Ice (opens in new tab) this weekend.

The Heart Radio host and Britain's Got Talent judge has got TV viewers thinking that she is the celebrity hidden underneath the Panda on ITV's The Masked Singer and while viewers are yet to see if they've guessed right or not, Amanda is expected to be in talks about another TV show debut.

Amanda could be set to replace Phillip Schofield who has been missing from This Morning (opens in new tab) this week after testing positive for Covid-19 - and might miss hosting the reality ice show alongside Holly Willoughby (opens in new tab) on Sunday as he could be cutting it fine for rehearsals as he is still self-isolating.

And reports claim show bosses are considering an all-female hosting duo for the show's return.

Amanda, who is married to Chris Hughes (opens in new tab), is in the running to host with Holly Willoughby, alongside Alison Hammond and Rochelle Humes who is also being considered for the role.

However, Alison might still be too busy celebrating her birthday weekend to take on the job.

A TV insider told The Sun, "ITV are a progressive channel that want to reflect the modern world as much as possible.

"And while Dancing on Ice’s bosses are gutted to see Phillip forced to temporarily step out of hosting duties, that also presents an opportunity to have two women front the show."

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The insider continued, "Producers have seen the energy that Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have brought to Strictly and they’re curious to see how Holly bounces off another female presenter.

"But there’s no question of Phillip not returning. He’ll be chomping at the bit to get back to work."

Phillip will need to test negative on completing his five days of self-isolation in order to be back on screens.

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Amanda is no stranger to presenting, she regularly hosted This Morning covering the holidays prior to Eamonn and Ruth. And recently wrapped filming 10 days of auditions for the new series of Britain's Got Talent which will air in the spring.

If you're keen to see who will win (opens in new tab), Dancing On Ice returns to screens on ITV at 6:30pm on Sunday.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.