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Old 21-05-2013, 08:29
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...as exclusively revealed on Daybreak a few minutes ago.
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Old 21-05-2013, 08:39
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the show itself is ending next year
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Old 21-05-2013, 09:04
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What will Schofield do now? His ego will surely take a massive knock from this news, he'll no longer be able to be completely self indulgent on This Morning.

To be honest I'm not surprised. Ratings have fallen a lot and its better to go out on a high.
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Old 21-05-2013, 09:25
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Agree, best to end on a high- much as I love T & D.
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Old 21-05-2013, 09:33
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It's a shame because I love DOI and am really not a fan of Strictly, but we all suspected as much when the ratings continued to fall throughout the last series.

Let's hope ITV come up with something mega to replace it, (and I DON'T mean Red or Black)!
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Old 21-05-2013, 09:39
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It's the 30th anniversary of Bolero next year too. Typical of them to want to stop while they're still at the top of their game. I think they're amazing to still have the same professionalism and love of skating after so many years. Hope they get a good line-up for the final series.
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Old 21-05-2013, 10:16
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The show was getting boring, same old routines just to different music.
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Old 21-05-2013, 10:23
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Glad this crap is being axed.
Shame it's not with immediate effect.
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Old 21-05-2013, 10:28
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its hardly crap! tangsman.... honestly it may not be your cup of tea...but that is just an idiotic statement!
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Old 21-05-2013, 10:49
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What will Schofield do now? His ego will surely take a massive knock from this news, he'll no longer be able to be completely self indulgent on This Morning.
Well, we're about to find out...T&D are coming up on TM next!
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Old 21-05-2013, 11:30
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The show had got really tired and it never attracted the same calibre of celebs as Strictly Come Dancing. I think they're right to call a day on it.
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Old 21-05-2013, 11:40
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Long overdue. They probably should have put an end to it a couple of series ago. It always was the bargain bucket version of Strictly.

By next year they will have worked through the entire cast of TOWIE and Coronation Street so there will be nobody else to book.
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Old 21-05-2013, 13:26
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Well, we're about to find out...T&D are coming up on TM next!
I missed that. What did they say?

The show seemed to deteriorate suddenly when Holly left to do The Voice. Christine Bleakley isn't as warm and has no chemistry with Philip. Add to that to the fact that they have never been been able to attract the calibre of celebrity that Strictly does and it was never going to last long term.
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Old 21-05-2013, 13:48
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Love Torvill and Dean but it started slipping after series 3 they should of stopped it after that, series two was best when kyron and that hot chick won
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Old 24-05-2013, 15:26
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Not surprised although they Keep telling us that this year's Group of celebs were the best ever!!!!!! Some programmes just die out. It was a great idea initially but it became the same series after series and the quality of "celebs" well, come on, they employed Pamela Anderson for goodness sake telling us all she was a great Hollywood star etc!!!! Yeah right. There was no DoI tour this year which as due to lack of public interest and bottoms on seats!!! It is hardly a shock and the Show has been cancelled. Although they are desperately trying to make it appear that it was Torvill and Dean's decision to leave the Show. There i sn't a Dancing on Ice show
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Old 25-05-2013, 03:58
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they employed Pamela Anderson for goodness sake telling us all she was a great Hollywood star etc!!!!
I was amused that while the other contestants were introduced as "singer", "TV presenter" "soap star" etc, we were told that Pamela was simply a "Hollywood superstar". That doesn't indicate what she actually does. It made me wonder, what is she known for other than Baywatch, her little videotape and modelling off the back of that? If it had been an actor/actress who'd been in lots of hit films then I might find the title more justified. Having said that, Pamela's probably the biggest name ever secured for a UK reality TV show.
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Old 25-05-2013, 14:55
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I bet Pippin is secretly fuming at this news. Mind you, ITV will just give him ANOTHER showw to do.
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Old 25-05-2013, 16:10
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DOI is well past it's sell by date, I will be glad to see the back of it personally, I think the real reason for the axe is MONEY....
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Old 25-05-2013, 16:35
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I found the show great for the first few years but for some reason it lost its watchability for me very quickly, even though I like ice skating. I'm surprised it's last as long as it has, but good on T&D for being honest and doing what they want to do. Sometimes you know when it's time to move on.
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Old 25-05-2013, 16:39
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It doesn't surprise me.........all the Z listers who'd left the soaps seemed to end up there....
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Old 25-05-2013, 16:54
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It doesn't surprise me.........all the Z listers who'd left the soaps seemed to end up there....
Plus the people no bugger has heard from in years turns up, same with Strictly really.

What bugs me is that some people on DOI are already doing other things so how can they commit to their day job as well as DOI??
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Old 25-05-2013, 18:52
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It was all the so called shock twists that ruined it for me. Strictly has near enough stayed the same but has done fine.

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Old 25-05-2013, 21:05
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the show itself is ending next year
It might be that they want to get out before the show ends, therefore they end up getting dumped. This way, it looks like they've just gotten sick of it.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:31
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one less show for Phillip Schofield to front which is a bonus....they were running out of zlisters for the show. The T&D routine at the start was the only good thing about the show. I liked Robin Cousins, a nice judge but the rest was just panto. Its about time it was put to rest.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:34
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It was all the so called shock twists that ruined it for me. Strictly has near enough stayed the same but has done fine.

PJ
I agree, the shock twists were rubbish. I hated stuff like the duels. It was best during the first two series when it was simple and not trying to be clever or shocking. Like you say, Strictly has stayed mostly the same since the start and it does alright so maybe DOI should have remained true to its roots as well.
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