"It's about all the backstage bitchiness, the corruption and everything that goes on," she told The Telegraph. "Obviously, I will have to change the names for legal reasons, but it is based on what goes on behind the scenes of these contests. It started as a short story, but now it is at the stage of a novella."
Madeley elaborated that the atmosphere on Dancing on Ice had put her in mind of a school, with the judges as teachers and contestants becoming like "gossiping" students.
"I don't know if it's coincidence or deliberate, but the judges kept their distance from us," she explained. "They kept themselves pretty separate. It's a bit like school.
''We all gossiped like mad. We moaned if we were on the receiving end, but when we found out something about someone else we'd all be huddled in the corner smoking and swapping titbits."