A Day in the Life of Dancing on Ice host Phillip Schofield
TV Times magazine spent a day behind the scenes with Dancing on Ice presenter Phillip Schofield and his mates
One of Phillip’s first priorities is to look over the scripts for that night’s show with Dancing on Ice producer David Smyth
‘I get in at noon and read the Sunday papers. My dressing room has an enormous bed but there’s no time for a kip’
‘It’s such a slick team it doesn’t ever seem to get stressful. But I do have a ready supply of tea just in case’
Phillip turns paparazzo to take some happy snaps of contestant Todd Carty, who proved Mr Popular when he was still on the show
‘Todd Carty and I found we were very, very good at skating… when we hadn’t got skates on!’
‘We rehearse the skate-off before the live show, which means we have to fake who’s in the bottom two. It’s horrible’
After all his years on This Morning, Phillip’s used to life in the spotlight but says the skaters are the real stars of Dancing on Ice
Phillip has another brush with fame as his make-up artist gets busy. Doesn’t he scrub up nicely?
‘It’s straight into make-up after rehearsal and my suits are chosen for me by the show’s stylist. It’s such a slick team’
Lost in his thoughts, is Phillip wondering who’s going to survive the skate-off?
There’s always time for a laugh on set. Here, Phillip brings a grin to former Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon’s face
Zoe Salmon doubles up with laughter at one of Phillip’s quips. What can he have said to her?
Wannabe skater Phillip gets a few expert tips from a relaxed Chris Dean. ‘I’m taking lessons every week,’ says our host
‘I just love the fact that I’m friends with Torvill and Dean. It’s quite fantastic’
Phillip would, no doubt, agree that he’s a thorn between these two roses – Jessica Taylor and Melinda Messenger
‘In between shows, I try to Twitter whenever I can. It’s essential to keep people who follow the programme up with what’s happening’
‘I try to give fans a little bit of gossip here and there. They really seem to enjoy it’
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