Dancing on Ice producers have announced they will be making a change to the final following "incredibly challenging times."

The ITV show has announced it will be moving the final of the skating competition forward by one week.

The final is now set to take place on Sunday March 14.

Last week the competition was forced to take a break for a week after several contestants were forced to leave the competition.

Jason Donovan was forced to leave because of an ongoing back pain issue.

Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant and his professional skating partner Vanessa Bauer pulled out of the competition after testing positive for coronavirus, as did comedian Rufus Hound.

Reality TV star Billie Shepherd also left the show early after injuring herself in a fall, while actress and singer Denise Van Outen withdrew after she partially dislocated her shoulder during training.

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Singer Myleene Klass, former skier Graham Bell and comedian Matt Richardson have been eliminated from the competition.

There were fears the show might not be able to return but the show will go on this Sunday at 6pm with the theme of movie week.

Rebekah Vardy, Lady Leshurr, Colin Jackson CBE, Sonny Jay and Faye Brookes will all perform along with their professional skating partners.

An ITV Spokesperson said: "ITV has taken the decision to move the final of Dancing on Ice forward by one week.

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"The competition’s final will now take place on Sunday 14 th March.

"Our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times.

"Continuing to make the best TV for our viewers is our top priority and we look forward to the rest of the series, on air from this Sunday at 6pm.”

*Dancing on Ice continues at 6pm on ITV on Sunday