Holly Willoughby secretly tries on 'Dancing on Ice' contestants' costumes.

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby

The 38-year-old TV presenter - who co-hosts the ITV skating competition with Phillip Schofield - admitted she likes to sample the sparkly outfits the female contestants wear on the ice.

Speaking to The Sun Online, Holly confessed: "I wore one of the dresses - every time I see them come out in their sequence, that's the most amazing outfit.

"You want a bit of that if you are a skater."

While she likes to imagine herself twirling around on the ice rink, Holly wouldn't want to take it any further as the girls tend to dip themselves in fake tan.

She added: "I have had about two spray tans in my entire life although I seem to be advertising spray tan left right and centre.

"I did it twice and it looked so ridiculous."

Holly and Phil will be back on our screens when the show returns in January.

The new series will welcome John Barrowman - who was the fourth contestant to be eliminated during the first-ever run in 2006 - on the judging panel.

However, Holly believes the 'Torchwood' star should have lasted longer than he did on 'Dancing On Ice'.

She said: "He is going to be just wonderful because he's full of life.

"[When he was a contestant on the show in 2006] he was really good, he was one of those ones who shouldn't have gone out when he did, to be honest."