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Dancing on Ice icon breaks silence on sad end after losing 10-year long job

Dancing on Ice star Matt Evers has broken silence after losing his job of 10 years on shopping channel Ideal World.

The professional ice skater, 47, branded it a "very sad end" after it was revealed the Peterborough-based company fell into administration.

Sharing a heartfelt message on social media, the ITV star penned: "A very sad goodbye… to all my producers, directors, fellow presenters, guests, models, audio, stage hands, stage managers, buyers and production staff thank you for almost 10 years of pure joy.

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"I cannot thank you all enough for making my experience with nothing but bliss. We cannot forget our viewers and loyal customers without you we were nothing."

He added: "To those who hired me 10 years ago as a guest to this past year and believing in me to present my own shows I could not have done it without each and everyone of you.

"3 hours of live, non scripted, no ad break off the cuff television is definitely exciting. Things can be scary when something ends but rest assured when one door closes another one opens.

Matt signed off the lengthy post by saying: "A very sad end to a beautiful era of television."

Earlier this week, it was revealed the majority of staff working at the shopping television channel had been made redundant.

Administrators at Kroll have taken over, with the company's Managing director of Restructuring Michael Lennon revealing that trading was "not strong enough" for the business to continue in its present format.

Dancing on Ice icon Matt has appeared on every series of the show since it first kicked off in 2006.

He was crowned champion of the series with Suzanna Shaw in 2008 and finished in second alongside Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter in 2012.

Earlier this year, he was parntered with EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer, however they were booted out during the fourth week of the competition.

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