Imperial Ice Stars to join celebrities for new show 'Dancing on Ice'

13 Jan 06

For the first time in eight years, JAYNE TORVILL and CHRISTOPHER DEAN are back together on the ice.

The world famous duo have trained a team of well known personalities in the expert art of Dancing on Ice, ready to compete in a live ice skating championship coming soon to ITV.

Olympic Gold medallist, Kelly Holmes; Broadway and West End star, JOHN BARROWMAN; Television Executive and Presenter, Andi Peters; Dancer, Bonnie Langford; Former England Goal Keeper, David Seaman; The Bill’s Stefan Booth; Coronation Street’s Sean Wilson; Andrea McClean from GMTV; star of Fat Friends, Gaynor Faye; and original IT girl, Tamara Beckwith will all be getting their skates on to compete in this brand new Saturday night entertainment event.

Dancing on Ice sees the superstar duo take responsibility for the novice skaters, all of whom will be partnered with a professional ice skater, two of which are our very own Imperial Ice Stars.

Stars of the internationally toured, Sleeping Beauty on Ice, will be on the big screen as partners of two of the celebrities. Olga Sharutenko, who plays the Lilac Fairy, will be skating with John Barrowman and has already been in intensive training with her partner. Another regular star in the Imperial Ice Stars is Sergei Malishev and his partner, Tamara Beckwith are also ready to dance on ice on ITV this Saturday.

Torvill and Dean coach the celebrities who with their partners devise, learn and perform a different routine every week on the live Saturday night show, presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

A panel of judges will be rink side to grade each performance and it will be their verdict combined with viewers’ votes that will decide who should skate on to the following week..

And following the gruelling training, and weekly eliminations Dancing On Ice will culminate in a magical grand finale where one ice skating personality will be crowned Britain’s brand new ice sensation.

Tony Mercer, Artistic Director of the Imperial Ice Stars and independent consultant to the ITV show said “We are really excited about this collaboration and cannot wait to see how the celebrities perform with our very own celebrities on ice. It will be a lot of fun for Olga and Sergei to coach beginners and see their progression over the course of the show.”

DANCING ON ICE Starts Saturday 14th Jan on ITV1 (check local listings)

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