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Dancing on Ice 2020 Vote

REF: DOI/HK/LD/20200102/513

DANCING ON ICE 2020 VOTE: VOTING INTERACTION INFORMATION

Voting method and cost:

Viewers in the UK,Isle of Man and Channel Islands may vote for which contestant(s)they wish to keep in the competition as specified in the Dancing on Ice 2020 programme (the “Programme”) by one of the following methods:

· Phone: Dial the premium rate ‘09’ number as stated in the Programme and follow instructions. You will hear a short message thanking you for your vote. Each phone vote costs 35 pence plus your network access charge. The total cost will be dependent on your network operator. Viewers can find out more information about the amount that their mobile operator will charge them by visiting http://www.accesscharge.uk/; but thePromoter and producers of the Programme recommend that for the most up to date charges viewers enquire directly with their mobile network operator.

· Mobile short dial codes (“MSDC”) (also known as voice short code): UK mobile users dial the 7-digit number which is the MSDC for the chosen contestant(s) as displayed in the Programme and listen to the recorded message which confirms the MSDC vote. Each vote via a UK mobile to a MSDC costs 35 pence. MSDC voting is only available from a mobile phone. It is not possible to vote by calling the MSDCs from a landline or via any other method. Call charges may apply if the number is mis-dialled but is a valid number. The Promoter gives no warranty that theMSDC service will be available, legal or appropriate for use in locations outside the UK.

· MobileIn App: users of Apple mobile devices with iOS for iPhones,iPod Touch, iPads or iPad minis and users of mobile devices with Android may download the latest version of the official Dancing on Ice app from the relevant app store (iTunes store or the Google Play Store) (the “app”). Download of the app is free although data charges from the user’s network operator may apply. Users ofApple mobile devices will be required to register before being able to vote and should follow the in-app prompts to do so. App users should follow the in-app prompts to vote for their chosen act(s) during the voting window. Up to a maximum of five (5) votes on each mobile device per voting window. Each account registered will allow the use of up to six (6) mobile devices. There is no charge when voting via the app although data charges from the user’s network operator may apply. Each voting window will close as indicated in the Programme. Any votes unused by the end of each voting window will be lost and cannot be claimed for use in the next voting window.

The Promoter is unable to confirm the integrity of and is not responsible for any vote services promoted outside the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man or for any unofficial voting methods as these are not within their control. Votes must not be sent in through agents or on behalf of another person, and viewers cannot submit votes as an agent of any other person. The Promoter and the Programme producers reserve the right to discount votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have been made from outside the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man andRepublic of Ireland, from unofficial third party voting services or otherwise in breach of any applicable terms and conditions.

If for any reason there is a discrepancy between the numbers advertised on air and those given on any other platforms, then the numbers on air will prevail and the vote shall proceed on that basis.

Please note it is not possible to vote via any method not stated in these terms and conditions.

Opening/closing times:

Vote lines are opened and closed as specified in the Programme.

Voting restrictions:

While you may vote as many times as you like, the Promoter believes that any votes for one contestant, which are received from any one recognised number in excess of six hundred (600)votes when voting during the any stage of the Programme, are deemed to be designed to excessively manipulate the outcome of the vote and are unfair to other users and other contestants. Therefore, if you vote for one contestant more than six hundred (600) times during any stage of the Programme, the Promoter and the Programme producers reserve the right to disqualify any votes made above that number, having regard to all the circumstances and information available at the relevant time. The Promoter and/or the Programme producers may in their sole discretion contact voters who have voted in excess of the permitted levels.

Vote scoring system:

With the exception of the final episode of the Programme (the “Final”) and unless otherwise specified in the Programme, the scoring system works on a points system which ranks the marks from the judges and the results of the public vote and converts the rankings to points (“Translated Points”).The points scoring system works on a 50:50 basis. Fifty percent of the contestants’ total points come from the judges’ marks and fifty percent comes from the public vote.

The judges will score each performance with a certain number of marks and, where announced in the Programme at the producers’ discretion, the judges may also award extra ‘style’ or ‘technique’ marks. The total judges’ marks are then translated into points where the maximum number of points available is based on the total number of skaters left in the competition (for example if there are six skaters left, the highest available point will be six).If there is a tie in the judges’ marks, the tied contestants will all receive the same number of points and the contestant below them will receive one less point in the judges’ rankings.

The public votes are translated in a similar way – i.e. the couple who receive the most votes will receive the maximum number of points in the public vote rankings.

The translated points from the judges’ scores and the public votes are then combined in order to produce an overall ranking of the contestants (“combined points”). As announced in the Programme, the two or more contestants with the lowest combined scores are required to perform again in a skate off (the “skate off”) to determine who remains in the competition.

Where announced in the Programme and at the Programme producers’ discretion, additional tasks or challenges (for example, team challenges) maybe introduced which may give the contestants the opportunity to gain additional marks before the judges’ marks are translated into points. If the Programme producers elect to include such tasks or challenges then the introduction of these elements or challenges and how any additional marks will be awarded will be announced in the Programme.

Immunity from public vote:

Where announced in the Programme and at the Programme producers’ discretion, a feature giving contestant(s) immunity from the public vote and performing in the skate off may be introduced. Where contestant(s) are given immunity, their judges scores will be disregarded and they will not be allocated judges points. For the remaining contestants, the maximum number of judges points available from the judges’ marks will decrease by the number of immune contestants.

Voting results:

Episodes 1 and 2

The bottom couple with the lowest combined points from episode 1 will face the bottom couple with the lowest combined points from episode 2 in a skate off. After the skate-off, the judges will decide which one of the two contestants will be eliminated from the competition. For the avoidance of doubt, one contestant will be eliminated in total in relation to episodes 1 and 2.

Any variation on the format of elimination as set out in these terms and conditions will be announced in the Programme and such format as announced in the Programme will prevail.

Episodes 3-9:

Each week, (except for the Final), at the discretion of ITV or the Programme’s producer:

the two or more contestants with the lowest combined points are required to perform in a skate off to determine who remains in the competition; and/or any other combination of eliminations based on the combined points and/or the judges’ decision and/or the public vote in a skate-off will apply. In episode 7, two (2) couples will be eliminated.

In each case, the elimination format, and any specific terms relating to that week’s elimination, will be announced in the applicable on-air interaction information before voting opens.

If a contestant refuses to participate in the skate off then they may be eliminated from the competition without facing the judges, subject to the Programme producers’ discretion.

Please note that the Programme producers reserve the right to alter the vote scoring system or results mechanism at any point during the series (any such alteration will be announced in the applicable on-air interaction information). The system and/or format as announced in theProgramme will prevail. For the avoidance of doubt this right also applies in relation to the Final.

Episode 10 (Final):

Voting will be as follows (at the discretion of ITV and the Programme’s Producer):

· The vote will open at the beginning of the final;

· All remaining couples will perform in the final and certain of these performances may be scored by the judges but these scores will not contribute to the results of the final;

· After all the couples have performed, the vote will be frozen and the act with the lowest number of votes at the time of the vote freeze will be eliminated from the competition;

· The vote will then be reopened and all votes received by acts going through to the next stage of voting prior to the lines being frozen will be carried forward, including without limitation app votes;

· The remaining couples will perform again and after all couples have performed, the vote will close and the couple with the most votes will be declared the winner.

Contingencies:

Episodes 1, 2and 4

In the event of a tie between the bottom three or more contestants’ combined points over episodes 1 and 2, the public vote figures from that night only will decide who will perform in the skate off. If the public vote is tied, then the Head Judge for that episode will decide who will perform in the skate off.

If the result cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or other circumstance beyond the producers’ or the Promoter’s reasonable control, the two contestants with the lowest judges’ scores will perform in the skate off. If there is a tie between the bottom three or more contestants’ judges scores then the Head Judge for that episode will decide which contestants will perform in the skate off.

Episodes 3, 5 to 9

If any of the contestant(s) and or professional skater(s) are unable to perform or are prevented from performing fully in the Programme (including in a skate off) for any reason including without limitation injury or medical reasons, then the producers of the Programme will in their sole discretion decide whether that contestant(s) will continue to the next stage of the competition,having regard to all circumstances and information available to them at the relevant time. A standby contestant and/or professional skater may be allowed to enter the competition at the discretion of the producers.

If there is a tie between the bottom three or more contestants' combined points, the public votes from that night will determine who will perform in the skate-off. If the public vote from that night is also tied then the total public votes across the series to date (or from when a standby contestant entered the competition if applicable) will determine who will perform in the skate-off (“total public votes”). If the total public vote is also tied then the Head Judge for that episode will determine who will perform in the skate-off. If historical public vote numbers are not available(for example, for a standby contestant) then the Head Judge for that episode will determine who will perform in the skate off.

If the result cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or other circumstances beyond the producers’ or Promoter’s reasonable control and the vote is cancelled, the total public vote across the series to date plus the judges’ scores for that night (if applicable) will determine the two contestants who will perform in the skate off. If the total public vote plus the judges’s core for that night (if applicable) are also tied then the Head Judge for that episode will determine who will perform in the skate off. If judges’ scores are not available for that show then the total public vote alone will determine the results.

Please note that the total public vote will not include the public votes cast in any vote from which some of the contestants have been granted immunity.

Episode10 (Final):

If any of the contestant(s) and or professional skater(s) are unable to perform or are prevented from performing fully in the Programme for any reason including without limitation injury or medical reasons, then, at theProducer’s discretion, that couple shall be removed from the competition, or their rehearsal performance(s) may be played instead.

At the point of vote freeze during the final:

a) if there is a tied number of public votes the result will be determined by aggregating the total verified votes for each remaining couple across Dancing on Ice 2020 made prior to the final. The couple with the least votes will be eliminated;

b) if the outcome cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or for any other reasons beyond the Programme producer’s or ITV’s reasonable control, the Programme producers may in their sole discretion decide either to proceed with the vote, cancel the vote or delay the results of the vote; and/or

c) if the result cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or other circumstances beyond the producers’ or Promoter’s reasonable control and the vote is cancelled the result will be determined by aggregating the total verified votes for each remaining couple across Dancing onIce 2020 prior to the final, plus judges scores on the night of the final. The couple with the least votes will be eliminated. If, following this process, the result is tied, the viewer votes will take precedence and the couple with the least votes will be eliminated.

At the point of vote close during the final:

a) if there is a tied number of public votes the couples will be declared joint winners;

b) if the outcome cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or for any other reasons beyond the Programme producer’s or ITV’s reasonable control, the Programme producers may in their sole discretion decide either to proceed with the vote, cancel the vote or delay the results of the vote; and/or

c) or if the result cannot be reasonably determined because of a technical failure or other circumstances beyond the producers’ or Promoter’s reasonable control and the vote is cancelled the result will be determined by the verified votes made until the vote freeze during the final. The couple with the most votes will be declared the winner. If the aggregated vote numbers result in a tied number of votes, the judges scores for the final will decide which couple shall be declared the winner.

Promoter: ITV Consumer Limited, 2 WaterhouseSquare, 140 Holborn, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2AE

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