James Jordan sparks rumours he'll replace John Barrowman as Dancing on Ice judge as he 'likes' series of tweetsOctober 12, 2021
JAMES Jordan has sparked rumours that he'll return to Dancing on Ice as a judge after liking a series of tweets.
The former Strictly professional, 43, won the 2019 series of the skating show and fans believes he would be the ideal replacement after John Barrowman was sacked.
Earlier this month, The Sun exclusively revealed that John has been officially axed from Dancing On Ice by ITV bosses.
It come after the 54-year-old star was accused of repeatedly exposing himself on the sets of other shows.
The Sun then revealed that Dame Arlene Phillips is set to join the panel and is in advanced talks about returning to prime-time TV for the first time since the BBC axed her from Strictly in 2009.
Taking to Twitter after the news of broke, James liked several tweets displaying The Sun's front page story about Arlene's new role.
He liked a tweet that stated: "So disappointed should have been James Jordan ffs."
Another wrote: "@The_JamesJordon should get the gig, he deserved it two years ago."
A third posted: "@The_JamesJordon should absolutely consider taking up the spare judges chair! You'd be awesome!"
"@The_JamesJordon They need you on the panel replacing John," one fan shared.
Another added: "@The_JamesJordon You could be one of the judges?"
Barrowman’s removal, exclusively revealed in The Sun, sparked instant rumours about who would be joining Ashley Banjo, 32, on the panel alongside skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, both 63.
An insider said Arlene's experience was seen as a “huge asset” by ITV bosses.
They said: “The fact that Arlene is a mature woman with decades of experience in the dance world is seen as a huge asset for Dancing on Ice.
"In contrast to what people see as her harsh treatment by Strictly, ITV bosses see her seniority as a brilliant way to create a diverse panel of experts on the show.
“It means the DOI judges are now made of two men and two women spanning an extensive age range.”
Barrowman, 54, was given the boot from the panel after just two series.
It came as allegations resurfaced earlier this year that he flashed his privates at co-stars on BBC dramas Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Bookies Ladbrokes had a long list of potential replacements, including former Strictly pro James Jordan, 43, at 4/1 and ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton, 45, at 6/1.
But Arlene has been secretly discussing the role with ITV producers for days and it is believed she is likely to sign on the dotted line within weeks.
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