Holly Willoughby snuck gin into the ITV studios for her and Phillip Schofield to celebrate the final of 'Dancing On Ice'.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby had a boozy Dancing On Ice ad break

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby had a boozy Dancing On Ice ad break

The 40-year-old presenter has revealed she filled her childrens' water bottles with the liquor after the wrap party for the 2021 series was axed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she and her 59-year-old co-host downed gin and tonics in the last ad break.

She confessed: "Last year because of COVID we weren’t allowed a wrap party so I snuck in two of my kids’ water bottles with their names on.

"Nobody could see what was inside, and I filled them up with gin and tonics, one for Phil and one for me, and in the last ad break before the end, I was like, 'We can bring out the gin now.'

We both sat there and had a gin and tonic. We don’t do this on every ad break but for the final there was no wrap party and after the last series we all needed it."

The 2021 series of the figure skating show saw a record number of injuries, with Denise van Outen, Billie Faiers and Jason Donovan having to withdraw from the competition.

But this year, the stars have been able to spend more time getting to grips with the ice.

Judge Christopher Dean said: "Last year practice got pushed - squeezed - whereas this year the celebrities have gone through the process of getting introduced to the ice longer.

"They have a period with a coach, then they have a period with their partners, and so I think they're pretty well established into what they're doing now. So from an injury point of view I believe that they're ready to go."

Despite the extra hours on the ice, former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Brendan Cole was treated for concussion after being momentarily distracted while out on the ice practicing for the show in November.

He said: “I was on the ice and I took my mind off what I was doing for a second.

“I turned – and that’s the last thing I remember.

“I was taken to hospital and ended up with a concussion. When I realised what had happened, I was horrified.”

This year's line-up also includes, 'Love Island' star Liberty Poole, BMX Olympic silver medalist Kye Whyte, Bez from Happy Mondays, S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens, Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt, and 'Coronation Street' actress Sally Dynevor, among others.

'Dancing On Ice' returns on Sunday, January 16 from 6.30pm on ITV.