DANCING On Ice viewers are kicking off on Twitter after tonight’s grand final was postponed for a football match.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be back next week to host the Dancing On Ice finalCredit: Rex
The game coverage took up three hours of scheduling time from 5.15pm, meaning Dancing on Ice couldn’t go ahead in its usual slot of 6.30pm.
And viewers took to Twitter to air their frustration, as one person said: “Don’t know what to do with my Sunday evening without.”
Another moaned: “To think we’re missing #DOI just for this s**t FOR v LIV on tv. Turning over for something better.”
One more ranted: “Waking up and remembering that there is no @dancingonice and we have to wait for next week to see what will be one hell of a #DancingOnIceFinal 😱😱😱 #DancingOnIce #DOI #DOI2022”
The finale will now air next Sunday, March 27, and to make up for the last-minute change, it’s been revealed that fans can look forward to an extra-long episode.
On last week’s episode of the show, all the remaining celebrity contestants skated twice, and two were sent home.
While viewers voted for Strictly star Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne to go through to the finals, Pussycat Dolls star Kimberley Wyatt battled it out in the skate-off with Olympic athlete Connor Ball and Vamps singer Kye Whyte.
After judges Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse voted unanimously to save Kimberly, who had scored highest in the episode, Connor and Kye were sent home in a dramatic double elimination.
A spokesperson for Dancing on Ice said: “Unfortunately, Holly Willoughby is unable to host tonight’s show after testing positive for Covid-19.
“We look forward to Holly returning for the Dancing on Ice Live Final.”
It’s believed that Holly will be back for the final, given that her self-isolation period will have ended by then.