Dancing on ice can be skating on thin ice after signing Brendan Cole, a “pro-freedom of choice” campaigner.
Hot, ongoing anti-waxer row on her heels of less-than-dancing, Brendan has repeatedly used her Instagram page to target lockdown and anti-coward measures.
Mysteriously, the 45-year-old former Starkley star deleted his controversial Instagram bio last night, which previously included the words “pro-freedom of choice” as well as Sui emojis.
A TV insider said: “The argument is that Brendan’s signature is controversial in itself, provided he has a dance background and may find it easier to learn routines than others.
“But for the past year, he’s been living in Mallorca, where everyone is very comfortable, and many islanders don’t work.
“They have been very clear, both publicly and privately, about the governments that are trying to shake the people, and how they think that wearing masks is meaningless.
The last thing ITV owners want is another anti-waxing line.
ITV is aware of its beliefs but believes that its security protocols are enough to keep everyone safe.
Earlier this year, Brendan, who took a tough leave in 2018 after winning the show in 2004 with Natasha Kaplinsky, was run-in with another former dancer and DOI winner, James Jordan.
The pair clashed on Instagram after a report was published claiming that the masks were ineffective.
After a reaction, he deleted the post, but then wrote: “I will point out that there is a lot of evidence to the contrary and it depends on each of us what to believe.”
He added: “I’m sure this has been the wrong way to handle things.
Somehow I doubt it will be the end of it. . .
Fame Ice Five Go Skating.
Rugby hunk Ben Foden and Leo Island star Liberty Pool are the two latest dance on ice rivals appearing on ITV.
On Monday, the show’s owners announced that they have signed Coronation Street actor Sally Dinor, who plays Sally Metcalfe on the soap, and is known to be the mother of Bridgetan actor Phoebe Dinor.
Meanwhile, The Sun has specifically revealed how Paul Gascoigne’s son, Reagan, and S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens will join him on the rink.
All five stars were shining when they competed in the ITV skating competition against the ice and shiny background, which is back for its 14th series in January.
Let’s see if they are still smiling after months of intense rehearsals, falls and traumatic injuries.
Review: Only fools will be deprived of kneeling.
Royal Theater, Hey Market.
After a gap of 18 months, only Fool and Horse has returned to the musical stage and I can confirm that it is still “Cream de la Menthe”.
Show creator Paul White House stars with Grand alongside Tom Bennett and Ryan Hutton, who play Dale Boy and Rodney, and all three go down like a free bar at Nags Head.
Paul dedicated this first post to the late John Challis, the comedian performance setcom, who passed away last month.
The actor – a big supporter of the stage show – would be amazed to see how Jeff Nicholson has taken on his famous character, complete with the car dealer Booke’s legendary laughter.
And you will be happy to know that there has been no change in the script regarding epidemics.
In fact, with the only disease trigger in the show, whatever goes wrong.
So don’t be a conspirator, check it out. This is the final West End to the knees.
Arlene’s return was welcomed by fans.
Dame Arlene Phillips’ return to the prime time TV talent show Judging has been celebrated by her fans.
The former Strategist star, whom I revealed yesterday, is joining the Dancing Ice Panel of Experts in place of John Barrow, who has been looking for a top job since 2009.
And she’s back where she was after ITV’s move to bring her on board.
Expressing happiness over the news on social media, Barry Scott said: “I’m for Arlene Phillips to decide on ice dancing.”
Ellie Gillard glowed: “About time too. Arlene Phillips is a legend.
While Jill Renee just wrote: “Congratulations Arlene.”
The new star of Dancing on Ice was drastically raised to old age, and was replaced by Elisha Dixon – despite being a dance novice by comparison.
At 78, Arlene is still getting stronger and has the usual look for detail.
An intelligent signature.