09 October 2019 21:50
A same-sex couple is set to feature on Dancing on Ice next year in a UK TV first, Good Morning Britain hosts announced earlier today. Ian 'H' Watkins and professional skater Matt Evers have reportedly been paired up for the upcoming series in 2020. It is the first UK reality TV show to make such a move - beating BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to it. GMB's entertainment reporter, Richard Arnold, told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid how it was reported that Ian, 43, asked Dancing on Ice bosses if he could possibly be teamed up with a male pro-skater. The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Dancing on Ice is set to make 'TV history' by welcoming its first ever same-sex couple, it was revealed on Good Morning Britain today.
ITV bosses have reportedly paired up Ian 'H' Watkins and professional skater Matt Evers for the upcoming series - beating BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to become the first ever UK reality show to do so. The show's entertainment reporter, Richard Arnold, told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid how it was reported that Ian, 43, asked Dancing on Ice bosses if he could possibly be teamed up with a male pro-skater. Richard said: "It's thought the first ever same-sex couple will be skating on Dancing on Ice when the new series kicks off - series 12 - in January. "Singer Ian 'H' Watkins of Steps could be paired, it's reported today, with professional skater Matt Evers in the upcoming series. "According to reports 'H' enquired about being paired up with a male pro-skater, haven't we all over the years, and Dancing on Ice were 'fully supportive'.
The ex-Steps singer will be skating with Matt, 43, who has been a pro-skater on the programme since it started back in 2006. Richard added that he thinks the move is a step "in the right direction, if you ask me." Matt Evers famously paired up with TOWIE's Gemma Collins last season. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Dancing On Ice returns to ITV in January 2020.