John Barrowman to Leave Dancing on Ice to Host All Stars Musicals

John Barrowman to leave Dancing on Ice

Broadcaster John Barrowman, 54, has confirmed he is no longer a judge on ITV’s show Dancing on Ice.

He is a former contestant on the show in 2006 but was the fourth to be eliminated, and then a judge since 2019.

ITV thanked him for “two brilliant years” and said he would continue to host its All Star Musicals specials.

A spokesperson for Barrowman said: “John is thrilled to be returning to work for ITV as host on the new All Star Musicals.”

Barrowman has previously apologised for exposing himself to colleagues on the sets of other shows, and his behaviour came under renewed scrutiny earlier this year.

And ITV clarified Barrowman’s exit from Dancing On Ice as not related to allegations he “exposed himself” on the set of Doctor Who.

Earlier this year, the actor admitted exposing himself to colleagues.

According to the actor he had taken part in “tomfoolery” on the sets of BBC shows Doctor Who and Torchwood. And has previously apologized for exposing himself to colleagues on the sets, meanwhile his behaviour came under renewed scrutiny.

Somewhere in May, a video featuring him was removed from an immersive Doctor Who theatre show, and a planned Torchwood audio story was scrapped.

But The Guardian reported that his “high-spirited behaviour” was “only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage”. He added: “With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by my exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously.”

Barrowman’s replacement on the Dancing On Ice judging panel alongside current judges Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean is yet to be announced.

Dancing On Ice is set to return in January 2022 and he will be missed on the show but then he is going to be the host of All Star Musicals.