Tonight’s Dancing on Ice final promises to be a star-studded extravaganza, given that it’s also the show’s last ever outing…
And as well as the tense battle between Beth Tweddle, Ray Quinn and Hayley Tamaddon for the Champion of Champions title, we’re set to see a whole host of guests making an appearance, including a number of former contestants.
However, one of the most exciting segments of the show will be seeing the presenters and judges take to the ice!
Presenters Christine Bleakley and Phillip Schofield have been working with pro-skaters Matt Evers and Alexandra Schauman, while judges Karen Barber, Jason Gardiner, Ashley Roberts and Robin Cousins have also taken to the ice to train for a farewell performance.
As we reported yesterday, Christine kept under wraps that she and Phillip would skate during the show’s last ever broadcast by telling the Express, “I haven’t skated since I was about seven, and I would be beyond terrible.”
She added, “It could be embarrassing, and probably a health and safety matter…
“People could get into trouble if Phil and I broke our legs or teeth, so I’m not sure if it would be allowed!”
Well, clearly Christine was just sworn to secrecy, but we’re really looking forward to seeing the presenters and judges on the ice. Are you?
Here’s a look at the stars in training…
We’re also looking forward to seeing Torvill and Dean perform their iconic Bolero routine for the last time – on TV at any rate – and in addition, when we’re down to just two finalists, they’ll perform their own self-choreographed Bolero routine.
Ray Quinn is of course hot favourite to win, but even if he doesn’t, he’s delighted at how much fitter he’s become since undergoing training for the show.
He said recently, “Skating is fantastic for your figure [and] I’m going to the gym five days a week.
“I’ve been going now for a number of weeks and it has made a difference. I’m following a nutritional diet [too].”
Here’s a reminder of him in action…