Programme-makers reassured Dancing On Ice fans that the show would be on air by Saturday, after ITV suspended all premium-rate interactive services.

The broadcaster announced yesterday that it was launching an independent review of the premium-rate services across its channels.

The decision meant that quiz channel ITV Play was due to come off air immediately until it had passed a ‘security audit’. But the show was still being aired in the early hours of Tuesday.

The next instalment of Dancing On Ice will only return at the weekend if phone-in procedures have been shown to be sound, but ITV chiefs said they were confident the show would pass any scrutiny.

John Cresswell, chief operating officer of ITV plc, said: “This is a concern across the whole industry but ITV viewers can be confident that we will always act responsibly and take firm action to address issues that may arise.

“Millions of people enjoy interacting with ITV – either by voting in our entertainment shows or by taking part in prize competitions.

“It is critical that our viewers have absolute confidence in the services that we offer.”

The review will cover all premium rate landline, mobile and red button services and will look at programming from the past two years as well as current shows.

The announcement follows news that ITV overcharged X Factor viewers to the tune of £200,000 in an interactive vote blunder.

Icstis, the premium rate services regulator, is currently investigating alleged irregularities in phone voting conducted by C4’s Richard and Judy show and the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.