Dancing On Ice star Matt Evers moves on from TV job of 10 years

Matt Evers has spoken out after moving on from his job of 10 years on shopping channel Ideal World.

The professional ice skater, 47, said things came to a ‘very sad end’ after the company went into administration.

star Matt wrote on social media: ‘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. 

‘I cannot thank you all enough for making my experience with @idealworld.tv nothing but bliss. 

‘We cannot forget our viewers and loyal customers without you we were nothing.

End of the road: Matt Evers, 47, has spoken out after moving on from his job of 10 years on shopping channel Ideal World (pictured in January)

Grateful: Matt took to Instagram this week to express his gratitude for mpo agen his former colleagues on Ideal World

‘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.

‘A very sad end to a beautiful era of television.’

Earlier this week, and its website was shut down, leaving 250 staff members facing lay-offs.

Ideal World TV announced in a post on its website and Facebook page: ‘We regret to inform you that Ideal World have had to temporarily suspend broadcasting and our website.

‘We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused; we hope to be back online as soon as possible.’

The Peterborough-based channel calls itself ‘the home of big brands’ and has featured celebrities like Vanessa Feltz, former Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead and Anthea Turner.

It was live on air for 18 hours a day for products from different categories like gardening, home, technology and beauty.

Professional: Matt is known as one of the professional skaters on ITV’s Dancing On Ice (pictured with his celebrity skating partner Patsy Palmer in February this year)

On air: Matt appeared on the shopping channel for 10 years and expressed his sadness at having to leave (pictured on Ideal World TV)

While Ideal World TV has held a late night slot on ITV in recent months, it suddenly ‘crashed off’ the channel on Monday night in addition to disappearing from Virgin Media last month, according to the Sun.

Just a year ago the company was broken up and sold to Hamish Morjaria, but it has since been revealed that the entrepreneur gave up ‘significant control’ in February.

In the beginning of June, sportsdirect.com Retail Ltd took charge of the channel.

However, the Peterborough Telegraph has reported that Ideal World TV has been put up for sale with offers being accepted until the end of last week.

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