Holly Willoughby reveals she smuggled gin in 2021 Dancing on Ice finale to share with Philip Schofield after ‘stressful’ series
Holly Willoughby has revealed that she smuggled gin in last year’s Dancing on Ice finale after a ‘stressful’ series.
The host, 40, used her kids’ water bottles to stash drinks at the event—which she shared with co-presenter Philip Schofield.
The 2021 show was fraught with difficulties including injuries and was taken off the air at one point, causing 59-year-olds Phil and Holly to sip on G&T in the series’ final ad break.
Cheeky: Holly Willoughby, 40, reveals she smuggled gin in last year’s Dancing on Ice finale after a ‘stressful’ series; picture march 2021
Holly reveals: ‘Last year we weren’t allowed to have a wrap party because of covid, so I snatched two of my kids’ water bottles with their names.
She continued: ‘No one could see what was inside, and I filled them with gin and tonic, one for Phil and one for me, and in the last ad break before the end, I was like, “We’re out Can bring gin now.”
‘We both sat there and had gin and tonic. We don’t do this every ad break but there was no wrap party for the finals and we all needed it after the last series.
In the previous series, the show was mired in chaos on several occasions as viewers watched the departures of Dennis Van Outen, Billy Fiers and Jason Donovan following injury.
Fun: The host used her kids’ water bottles to stash drinks at the event—which she shared with co-presenter Philip Schofield
Judge Christopher Dean explained: ‘Last year the practice has been pushed – squeezed – while this year celebrities have gone through a process of prolonged familiarity with the ice.
‘They have a period with a coach, then they have a period with their colleagues, and so I think they are very well established in what they are doing now. So from injury point of view I believe he is ready to go.
The contestants were forced to form a ‘bubble’ with their partners due to the Covid restrictions in 2021 and it was filmed without an audience.
For the first time in the show’s history both reserved contestants were to be used as three celebrities were forced to withdraw and two tested positive for the virus.
Eeek: The previous series, the show was mired in chaos on several occasions as viewers watched the departures of Dennis Van Outen, Billy Fiers and Jason Donovan (pictured) following injury.
Dennis van Outen, 47, sustained the injury in the second week, when he suffered three fractures and a partially dislocated shoulder.
31-year-old Billy Fiers became the second player to withdraw from the competition after suffering a head injury during training.
Australian actor Jason Donovan, 53, was also forced to leave the show in the sixth week due to a back injury.
The long-running ITV show returns on January 16, with all-stars including Love Island’s Liberty Pool, Coronation Street’s Sally Dievener and former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens after spending much of the winter rehearsal on the ice rink. Also hope to avoid slip-ups. Country.
The new series of Dancing on Ice starts this Sunday at 6.30 pm on ITV.
Here We Go: The long-running ITV show returns January 16, with stars including Love Island’s Liberty Pool, Coronation Street’s Sally Dievener and former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens.
Dancing on Ice 2022: Who are the celebrities?
Profession: olympic bmx rider
Kai says: ‘I would love to see if I can make it to the finals as I am very competitive.’
Rachel says, ‘It feels really real now, it’s really happening. I am very excited, obviously very nervous.
Profession: love island star
Liberty says: ‘I sometimes ice skate as a hobby so I can go around the rink but I can’t do any tricks’
Steph says: ‘I’m going to be a contestant on Dancing on Ice and it’s a little scary but I can’t wait!’
Regan says: ‘I love to dance but that’s the skill of it. I’ve always wanted to do. Always! Ever since I was a kid!’
profession: Pussycat Doll Singer
kimberly says: ‘I’m just excited to see what I can do there. I’m up for a challenge!’
Brendan says: ‘I know I have been doing the show for a long time and I want to make a debut, I am very excited to be on the show.’
Profession: Rugby player
Ben says: ‘I love the idea of learning a new sport and a new skill. I am also very competitive.
Profession: Coronation Street Actress
Sally says: ‘It’s a big challenge. I’m so scared! I just want to take advantage of every opportunity.’
Profession: happy Monday
beige says: ‘I am always up for a challenge and am already training on the ice.’
Riya says: ‘Learning a new scary skill would be awesome.’
profession: The Vamps Bassist
connor says: ‘I’m obviously excited but I’m really nervous. I am very clumsy, accident prone.