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Dancing on Ice has become another popular show on UK television and is something we have been involved with for the last 3 years. The series originally began broadcasting in 2006 on ITV and after taking a short break between 2014-2017, returned to our screens bigger and better than ever. Taking the Sunday primetime evening viewing slot for the 13th series, hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby watch celebrities compete against one another, alongside a professional skating partner, to perform dance routines and some nail biting moves on the ice.

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46 different event crew worked 12 straight days to transform an empty hanger on Bovingdon Airfield into the wintery wonderland that is Dancing on Ice. Starting with the positioning of the rigging, the lighting and set would be hung in various positions before several walls of LED screens were installed. Forming an immersive backdrop that can change from dance to dance, these LEDs create incredible scenes and transform the environment depending on the theme of the dance performed.

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Crew facilitated 165-man days, including support from our locally trained plant operators on each day.

The 2020 show was almost the last job Gallowglass completed before the country and the world went into lockdown. Thankfully, safety measures and protocols were put in place that allowed the show to happen again this year giving our teams and industry a much-needed injection of welcome work.

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