Dancing On Ice Goes Gold: Torvill & Dean, Colin Jackson, Olga Korbut, Tessa Sanderson, Pippa Wilson, Jamie Baulch, Steve Williams, Gail Emms in Olympic special
Torvill and Dean invite a host of Olympic heroes to go head to head for the first time….on ice.
Viewers have seen the sporting heroes triumph in their chosen field winning their biggest accolade, an Olympic medal. This latest challenge sees the gold and silver medalists take a giant leap from the podium as they prepare to master a completely new skill in a brand new arena.
This unique TV special will see Torvill and Dean unveil a brand new, specially crafted performance and in a TV exclusive, Dancing On Ice judge Robin Cousins will take to the ice to perform a solo routine for first time in twelve years in front of a live audience, in celebration of this iconic sporting event.
Dancing On Ice Goes Gold will see the inspirational athletes swap their track suits for sequins and diamond encrusted costumes, as they take to the ice and perform for the first time in front of a live studio audience.
The stars going head to head include, Colin Jackson CBE (Team GB 2012 Ambassador), silver medal winner in the 110m Hurdles at the Seoul Olympics 1988; ‘mother of gymnastics’ Olga Korbut, winner of 4 gold and 2 silver medals, 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal; Tessa Sanderson CBE (Team GB 2012 Ambassador), won gold for javelin, 1984 LA; Pippa Wilson MBE, won gold for Yngling sailing, 2008 Beijing; Jamie Baulch, won silver in 4 x400m relay, Athens 1996; Steve Williams OBE, won gold in Coxless Four Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and Gail Emms MBE, won silver in badminton mixed doubles, Athens 2004.
The one off special pays homage to their sporting achievements as viewers will also get the chance to look back at the iconic moment these stars achieved their Olympic glory.
Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley will be rink side to present this unique special. The ice panel, Robin Cousins, Katarina Witt and Louie Spence will be ready and waiting to deliver their verdicts. Head coach Karen Barber returns to offer her expertise and support to the show’s sporting stars.
Dancing On Ice mentors Torvill and Dean will have only a few weeks to get our Olympic medallists on track to perform a skating routine in front of an audience. The sporting stars have been top of the leader board in their chosen field but will they impress the audience and viewers at home with their skating skills or fail to hit the top spot?
Sunday, 22 July 2012, 8:00PM – 10:00PM, ITV1
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