New Commentator Sam Matterface Announced After Matt Chapman's Early Exit

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There's only been one episode and already Dancing On Ice is causing drama - but this time it's not down to a broken bone or a celebrity meltdown.

Horse racing commentator Matt Chapman, who started as this year's voiceover on Dancing on Ice won't be returning to the show this weekend.

TalkRADIO host Sam Matterface has been lined up as Matt's successor - according to The Sun newspaper.

He has been TalkSport's Chief Football commentator since 2010, commentating on Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, European Championship and World Cup finals.

An ITV spokesman confirmed Matt is off, but did not give a reason for his sudden departure - although it has been reported that the move is down to a scheduling clash.

"There's a certain art when it comes to radio commentary - so he's more than qualified".

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield Dancing On Ice
WENN HOT PROPERTY Holly also co-hosts DOI with Phil

And Matt - who had taken over from the late legendary broadcaster Tony Gubba - has now chose to "hang up the skates" and walk out of the rebooted show.

A Dancing on Ice source said: "Matt decided he couldn't make his diary work as he thought".

Matt, who usually sizes up racing fillies rather than celeb figure skaters, made his debut on the rebooted reality show at the weekend, but he came in for some stick from viewers unsure about his delivery.

"After Sunday's show Matt told producers they would have to look elsewhere for a commentator for the rest of the series".

"It was always going to be a big gig following Tony who did eight series before he died in 2013". He took over the reins from late legendary broadcaster Tony Gubba.

Matt, who previously worked on The Racing Post and At The Races, donned the sparkly headset for the first time, but didn't quite reach fans' expectations on.

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