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5 September 2019, 14:37
Dancing On Ice producers have allegedly decided to swap Amber Gill’s slot on the show with Maura Higgins.
The ITV bosses were apparently swayed after watching the Irish Love Islander’s appearances on This Morning as an agony aunt.
Maura, who is currently dating Curtis Pritchard, was reportedly one of the ‘several’ Love Islanders considered by producers.
A source told a tabloid: “Dancing On Ice producers were always going to sign a Love Island star for next year’s series and they wanted a girl this time after having two guys in the past.
“It was looking hopeful for Amber but Maura pipped her to the post with her sense of humour and personality."
It seems the new agony aunt might be at a slight advantage if she appears on the show, as her beau, Curtis Pritchard, is a professional ballroom dancer.
Despite the show’s bosses having been ‘delighted’ to snap up Amber, it seems they’re currently sat on the fence.
In August, a tabloid reported: “Love Island contestants always do really well on the series as they are still fresh in everyone’s minds.
“Amber is a stunning girl and they know she’ll look fabulous in all the sequinned costumes. She has a gutsy personality, too, so will make excellent viewing.”
Previous years of the ITV show have seen former Love Islanders, Wes Nelson and Kem Cetinay, put their figure skating to the test as contestants.