Phillip Schofield praises Dancing On Ice’s four weddings and four babies after stars fall for their skating partners

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PHILLIP Schofield has paid tribute to the amount of love that has been produced by Dancing On Ice – with the show spawning four weddings and four babies.

The 58-year-old presenter gushed over the romances that have blossomed on the ITV competition.

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Phillip Schofield paid tribute to the love that has blossomed on the show

Three former contestants have found love on the show with their professional skating partner and two members of the Dancing on Ice crew have also found love backstage.

In a Valentine’s Day instalment, he revealed that the Dancing On Ice team have also welcomed four babies, after Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt welcomed their first child together last week after meeting on the show last year.

Taking a trip down memory lane, Phillip told viewers: “Over the years, we have seen no less than four Dancing On Ice weddings.”

“And of last week, we have welcomed four Dancing On Ice babies. Congratulations to Kevin and Brianne on the birth of their daughter Olivia.”

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Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt began dating in 2019

Brianne, 44 and  44-year-old ex-footballer  welcomed their first child together, Olivia Mai, one year after they got engaged.

They began dating in December 2019 after falling head over heels for each other while skating together on the ITV show.

They got engaged at London’s STK just two months later, when he got down on one knee int he restaurant and whipped out a £53,000 ring.

The pair then moved to live in Ontario in her native Canada. Since then the couple have married in secret in Canada, having been forced to scrap their Ireland wedding due to coronavirus.

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The couple welcomed their first child Olivia last week

The pro skater then revealed in September that she was five months pregnant.

This is not the only love story from the show, Samia Longchambon met her future husband on the 2013 series of Dancing on Ice while he was still dating Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalf.

The Coronation Street actress, 38, and the French ice skater, 40, hit it off and Sylvian called time on his two year relationship with Jennifer on Christmas Day, after admitting to feelings for Samia.

Samia and Sylvain insisted nothing happened between them before they broke things off with their respective partners. Samia was dating actor Will Thorp at the time.

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Sylvian Longchambon met Samia on the show in 2013

The couple welcomed their son, Yves Joseph Longchambon, in September 2015.

Samia previously said: “I believe in angels and I always think my dad sent Sylvain to me.”

Samia’s father Joseph died of cancer in 2009 and never got to see her walk down the aisle with Sylvain when they married in August 2016.

David Seaman and Frankie Poultney also fell in love on the show and she revealed that she was happy being a stepmum to his four children from previous marriages.

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David Seaman and Frankie Poultney announced their engagement in 2013

The ex-Arsenal keeper, 57, met the pro skater, 47, during the ITV live show in 2008.

Despite not being paired together on the show, the former England goalkeeper and skating star fell for one another after taking part in the live tour together.

They announced their engagement in 2013 and married at Dormy House Hotel in the Cotswolds in 2015.

Frankie had ended her marriage to a Canadian engineer and David had ended his to Debbie Rodgers, with whom he has Georgina, 20, and Robbie, 19. He has Dan, 35, and Thomas, 33, with his first wife.

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The couple fell head over heels after meeting on the live show in 2008

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Some members of the Dancing on Ice crew have also found love behind the scenes while working backstage and have gone onto tie the knot.

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