Dancing on Ice

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Dancing on Ice
Dancing on Ice.png
Created byITV
Directed byRichard Valentine
Creative director(s)Christopher Dean
Jayne Torvill
Presented by
Narrated by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series9
No. of episodes138
Executive producer(s)Jane Beacon
Katie Rawcliffe
Producer(s)ITV Studios
Location(s)Elstree Studios (2006–10, 2012–14)
Shepperton Studios (2011)
Running time60–120 minutes
Production company(s)LWT
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9 1080i (HDTV) (2009–14)
16:9 576i (SDTV) (2006–08)
Original run14 January 2006 (2006-01-14)  – 9 March 2014 (2014-03-09)
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This article is about the British series. For elsewhere, see Dancing on Ice around the world. For the most recent series, see Dancing on Ice (series 9).
Dancing on Ice
Dancing on Ice.png
Created byITV
Directed byRichard Valentine
Creative director(s)Christopher Dean
Jayne Torvill
Presented by
Narrated by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series9
No. of episodes138
Executive producer(s)Jane Beacon
Katie Rawcliffe
Producer(s)ITV Studios
Location(s)Elstree Studios (2006–10, 2012–14)
Shepperton Studios (2011)
Running time60–120 minutes
Production company(s)LWT
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9 1080i (HDTV) (2009–14)
16:9 576i (SDTV) (2006–08)
Original run14 January 2006 (2006-01-14)  – 9 March 2014 (2014-03-09)
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Dancing on Ice is a British television show presented by Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, in which celebrities and their professional partners figure skate in front of a panel of judges. The series started on the 14 January 2006 and ended on 9 March 2014. Originally titled Skating with Celebrities, the show was renamed following the failure of ITV's celebrity oriented 2005 summer schedule. Dancing on Ice is frequently compared to the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. The BBC aired a Strictly Come Dancing special entitled Strictly Ice Dancing at Christmas in 2004 which was won by England goalkeeper David Seaman (who was a contestant in series 1).

ITV's show was given a January premiere amidst network doubts about its viability but became a surprise hit in Britain, where it became the third highest rated television show of 2006. It attained an impressive 13 million viewers for the final in March. Britain's best-known ice-skating duo and former Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean help to train the aspiring dancers, and also appear throughout the show with comments and advice. Head Coach Karen Barber also trains the skaters for the live show.[1] Since the beginning, Torvill and Dean have opened every episode with a performance, with the exception of the second, third and fourth shows of the fourth series, when Torvill performed alone due to Dean's recovery from a shoulder operation. In 2012 they performed less regularly.

Schofield previously presented with Holly Willoughby, with commentary from Tony Gubba and voiceovers done by John Sachs. The members of The Ice Panel were originally Karen Barber, Jason Gardiner, Nicky Slater and Robin Cousins, and the fifth judge varied from series to series: Karen Kresge in the first series, Natalia Bestemianova in the second, Ruthie Henshall in the third and fourth and Emma Bunton in the fifth. In series 6, there were only three judges: Gardiner, Cousins and Bunton.

During the shows first two series it ran two supplementary programmes – Dancing on Ice Defrosted presented by Stephen Mulhern, and Dancing on Ice Exclusive (or Dancing on Ice Extra during its first series) presented by Andi Peters alongside Andrea McLean in series one and Ben Shephard in series two. In mid-2007, it was announced that both shows would not return to accompany the third series as the audience attracted is out of ITV2's target range.[2]

As part of ITV's new revamped schedule at the start of 2008, from the third series, the show aired on a Sunday night and featured updated music and new titles as well as redesigned graphics. The third series finale was a massive draw for ITV pulling an average 11.7 million viewers (up from 9.6 million the previous year) peaking at 12.6 million viewers over the two-hour slot, up over a million from season two.[3]

The seventh series began on 8 January 2012, with Torvill and Dean as coaches for which they will be paid £250,000 each series.[4] Christine Bleakley was announced as the new co-presenter of the show replacing Holly Willoughby,[5] whilst Katarina Witt and Louie Spence replaced Emma Bunton and Jason Gardiner on the judging panel.[6]

On 20 November 2012, it was announced that Gardiner was to return to the panel for the 2013 series, replacing Spence.[7][8] The full judging panel for the 2013 series was revealed on 28 December 2012, with former The Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts joining and Karen Barber returning to the panel after acting as head coach on the show the previous two years; they joined Gardiner and head judge Robin Cousins on the panel.[9]

On 21 May 2013, Torvill and Dean announced that they would leave the series after its ninth series in 2014,[10] leading to speculation that the whole show would be axed. On 24 June 2013 it was rumoured that Dancing on Ice may continue after they have left with new coaches,[11] however, on 22 October 2013 it was confirmed that the show would end after its ninth series in 2014.[12]


Each week the celebrities and their partners perform a live ice dance routine. The four (as of series 8) judges (commonly known as the Ice Panel) judge each performance and give a mark between 0.0 and 10.0 (0.0 to 6.0 between series 1 and 5), depending on the performance. These total scores then create a leaderboard which combines with the public vote in order to determine the two lowest placed couples. As this is the case, the pair with the lowest score from the judges can avoid being in the bottom two if the public vote for them.

Once the scores and votes are combined to form the final leaderboard for that week's show, the two/three couples at the bottom compete in a final showdown known as the "Skate Off", where they perform their routine again. Once the couples have performed their routines for the judging panel, the judges decide on who deserves to stay and cast their votes, based on their second performance. The couple with the most votes from the judges receives a place in the following week's show, while the couple with the fewest votes leaves the competition. One couple leaves each week, but in series 7, two couples left in one week, due to numbering issues.

A live reunion special was staged one week after the end of each season, with all celebrities talking about their experiences during the season, and answering questions from a live studio audience. Torvil and Dean themselves then made a special in-studio appearance towards the end, thanking the contestants, hosts and judges, and of course, the home viewers for their votes.

Series overview[edit]

To date nine series have been broadcast, as summarised below.

SeriesStartFinishWinning celebrityWinning professionalPresentersIce panelGuest judges
One14 January 20064 March 2006Gaynor FayeDaniel WhistonPhilip Schofield
Holly Willoughby
Robin Cousins
Karen Barber
Nicky Slater
Jason Gardiner
Karen Kresge
Two20 January 200717 March 2007Kyran BrackenMelanie LambertRobin Cousins
Karen Barber
Nicky Slater
Jason Gardiner
Natalia Bestemianova
Three13 January 200816 March 2008Suzanne ShawMatt EversRobin Cousins
Karen Barber
Nicky Slater
Jason Gardiner
Ruthie Henshall
Four11 January 200922 March 2009Ray QuinnMaria Filippov
Five10 January 201028 March 2010Hayley TamaddonDaniel WhistonRobin Cousins
Karen Barber
Nicky Slater
Jason Gardiner
Emma Bunton
Michael Ball (week 6)
Angela Rippon (week 7)
Six9 January 201127 March 2011Sam AttwaterBrianne DelcourtRobin Cousins
Jason Gardiner
Emma Bunton
Seven8 January 201225 March 2012Matthew WolfendenNina UlanovaPhilip Schofield
Christine Bleakley
Robin Cousins
Louie Spence
Katarina Witt
Eight6 January 201310 March 2013Beth TweddleDaniel WhistonRobin Cousins
Karen Barber
Jason Gardiner
Ashley Roberts
Nine5 January 20149 March 2014Ray QuinnMaria FilippovChristine BleakleyNicky Slater (weeks 6 & 7)


     Third place
     First Eliminated

Required elements[edit]

In some shows, there is an element that the skaters are required to perform as part of their routines. These required elements have included:

Main series results[edit]

Series 1 (2006)[edit]

The first series began on Saturday 14 January 2006 and ended on Saturday 4 March 2006, including ten celebrity skaters.

The contestants for the first series were:

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Tamara BeckwithReality TV starSergey MalyshevEliminated 1st
Andi PetersDJ & TV presenterTamara SharpEliminated 2nd
Andrea McLeanLoose Women anchor and former weathergirlDoug WebsterEliminated 3rd
John BarrowmanActor and singer (Doctor Who)Olga SharutenkoEliminated 4th
Sean WilsonActor (Coronation Street)Marika HumphreysEliminated 5th
Kelly HolmesRunner, Olympic gold medalistTodd SandEliminated 6th
David SeamanFormer England football goalkeeperPam O'ConnorEliminated 7th
Bonnie LangfordActress and dancerMatt EversThird place
Stefan BoothSoap starKristina LenkoSecond place
Gaynor FayeActressDaniel WhistonWinner

Series 2 (2007)[edit]

The second series began on Saturday 20 January 2007. In it, 11 celebrities competed, compared to ten in the first series. The final was held on Saturday 17 March 2007.

The contestants for the second series were:

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Neil FoxRadio DJ and talent show judgePam O'ConnorEliminated 1st
Phil GayleNewsreaderNatalia PestovaEliminated 2nd
Ulrika JonssonTV presenterPavel AubrechtEliminated 3rd
Stephen GatelyBoyzone memberKristina LenkoEliminated 4th
Kay BurleySky NewsreaderFred PalascakEliminated 5th
Lisa Scott-LeeSteps'Matt EversEliminated 6th
Lee SharpeEngland footballerFrankie PoultneyEliminated 7th
Emily SymonsActress (Home And Away and Emmerdale)Daniel WhistonEliminated 8th
Duncan JamesTV presenter and pop star (Blue)Maria FilippovThird place
Clare BuckfieldActressAndrei LipanovSecond place
Kyran BrackenRugby starMelanie LambertWinner

Series 3 (2008)[edit]

The commissioning of the third series of Dancing on Ice was first confirmed by Phillip Schofield at the BAFTA awards.[13] The third series began on 13 January 2008, moving to Sunday nights in the process and ended on 16 March 2008, when Suzanne Shaw was crowned as the winner. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby returned to present. And for the first time in the history of the series, a contestant withdrew due to injury, and it was TV presenter Michael Underwood who did so.[14]

The contestants for the third series were:

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Sarah GreeneTV presenterFred PalascakEliminated 1st
Natalie PinkhamTV sports presenterAndrei LipanovEliminated 2nd
Michael UnderwoodTV presenterMelanie LambertWithdrew
Samantha MumbaAward-winning singerPavel AubrechtEliminated 3rd
Aggie MacKenzieCleaning guru (How Clean Is Your House?)Sergey MalyshevEliminated 4th
Tim VincentActor and TV presenterVictoria BorzenkovaEliminated 5th
Steve BackleyJavelin thrower, Olympic gold medalistSusie LipanovaEliminated 6th
Linda LusardiPage 3 model and actressDaniel WhistonEliminated 7th
Greg RusedskiProfessional tennis playerKristina LenkoEliminated 8th
Gareth GatesSingerMaria FilippovEliminated 9th
Zaraah AbrahamsSoap star (Coronation Street)Fred PalascakThird place
Chris FountainActor (Hollyoaks)Frankie PoultneyRunner-up
Suzanne ShawHear'say singer and dancerMatt EversWinner

Series 4 (2009)[edit]

The fourth series started on 11 January 2009 and ended on 22 March 2009. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby returned to present as well as Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to mentor the celebs.

The contestants for the fourth series were:

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Graeme Le SauxEx-England and Chelsea footballerKristina LenkoEliminated 1st
(Men's round)
Gemma BissixActress (EastEnders & Hollyoaks)Andrei LipanovEliminated 2nd
(Women's round)
Jeremy EdwardsActor & TV presenterDarya NucciEliminated 3rd
Michael UnderwoodTV presenterMelanie LambertEliminated 4th
Todd CartyActorSusie LipanovaEliminated 5th
Ellery HanleyEngland rugby starFrankie PoultneyEliminated 6th
Melinda MessengerGlamour model and TV presenterFred PalascakEliminated 7th
Roxanne PallettSoap star (Emmerdale)Daniel WhistonEliminated 8th
Zöe SalmonEx-Blue Peter presenterMatt EversEliminated 9th
Coleen NolanLoose Women panellist and singerStuart WiddallEliminated 10th
Jessica TaylorSinger (band member of Liberty X)Pavel AubrechtThird place
Donal MacIntyreInvestigative journalistFlorentine HoudinièreRunner-up
Ray QuinnActor & The X Factor runner-upMaria FilippovWinner

Series 5 (2010)[edit]

The fifth series began on 10 January 2010 and ended on 28 March 2010. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean returned to train the celebrities, with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby returning as presenters. Karen Barber, Robin Cousins, Nicky Slater and Jason Gardiner returned to the judging panel, with singer Emma Bunton replacing West End star Ruthie Henshall.

In addition to the main show, there was also a new spin-off show called Dancing on Ice Friday which gives viewers the insight to the training of the celebrities. It was presented by Ben Shephard and former contestant Coleen Nolan and broadcast from 8 pm to 8.30 pm on Friday evenings on ITV.

Robin Cousins did not appear as a judge for 2 weeks from 14 February due to commentary commitments for the Winter Olympics, so Karen Barber was in charge of the panel during Robin's absence. Michael Ball covered for him for 14 February and Angela Rippon covered him on 21 February 2010.

The contestants for the fifth series were:

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Sinitta80s pop starAndrei LipanovEliminated 1st
(Women's round)
Bobby DavroStand-up comedian & actorMolly MoenkhoffEliminated 2nd
(Men's round)
Jeremy SheffieldTV & film starSusie LipanovaEliminated 3rd
Tana RamsayCookbook author and broadcasterStuart WiddallEliminated 4th
Heather MillsCharity campaignerMatt EversEliminated 5th
Dr. Hilary JonesTV doctorAlexandra SchaumanEliminated 6th
Sharron DaviesFormer Olympic swimmerPavel AubrechtEliminated 7th
Emily AtackInbetweeners starFred PalascakEliminated 8th
Mikey GrahamBoyzone'sMelanie LambertEliminated 9th
Danny YoungActor (Coronation Street)Frankie PoultneyEliminated 10th
Danniella WestbrookEx-EastEnders star and TV presenterMatthew GonzalezEliminated 11th
Kieron RichardsonHollyoaks'Brianne DelcourtThird place
Gary LucyActorMaria FilippovSecond place
Hayley TamaddonSoap star (Emmerdale)Daniel WhistonWinner

Series 6 (2011)[edit]

The sixth series started on 9 January 2011 and ended on 27 March 2011 with the following 16 celebrities taking part. Although 16 celebrities are confirmed to take part, in a shocking twist, the first two episodes were qualifying rounds, in each of which eight couples skated and two were eliminated, so that only 12 couples reached the competition proper. For the first time, viewers in the Republic of Ireland were able to vote via the TV3 Ireland website.[15]

The contestants for the sixth series are:

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Angela RipponFormer newsreader and television presenterSean RiceDid not qualify
(Qualifying round 1)
Nadia SawalhaActress and television presenterMark HanrettyDid not qualify
(Qualifying round 1)
Craig McLachlanFormer Neighbours and Home And Away actorMaria FilippovDid not qualify
(Qualifying round 2)
Elen RivasModelŁukasz RóżyckiDid not qualify
(Qualifying round 2)
Steven ArnoldFormer Coronation Street actorNina UlanovaEliminated 1st
Dominic CorkCricketerAlexandra SchaumanEliminated 2nd
Jennifer MetcalfeHollyoaks actressSylvain LongchambonEliminated 3rd
Dave Vitty, 'Comedy''Comedy' Dave VittyRadio 1 presenterFrankie PoultneyEliminated 4th
Kerry KatonaFormer reality TV starDaniel WhistonEliminated 5th
Vanilla IceAmerican rapper and reality TV starKatie StainsbyEliminated 6th
Denise WelchActress and Loose Women panelistMatt EversEliminated 7th
Jeff BrazierTelevision presenter and reality TV starIsabelle GauthierEliminated 8th
Johnson BeharryVictoria Cross recipient soldierJodeyne HigginsEliminated 9th
Chloe MadeleyDaughter of Richard Madeley and Judy FinniganMichael ZeneziniThird place
Laura HamiltonChildren's television presenterColin RatushniakSecond place
Sam AttwaterFormer EastEnders actorBrianne DelcourtWinner

Series 7 (2012)[edit]

The seventh series started on 8 January 2012.[16] The celebrities were revealed on 3 January 2012.[17]

The contestants for the seventh series are as follows. Singer Chesney Hawkes was originally part of the line-up, but withdrew after sustaining an injury. His replacement was The X Factor contestant Chico Slimani.[18]

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Andy AkinwolereFormer Blue Peter presenterMaria FilippovEliminated 1st
Laila MorseEastEnders actressŁukasz RóżyckiEliminated 2nd
Mark RhodesChildren's TV presenter and singerFrankie PoultneyEliminated 3rd
Corey FeldmanHollywood actorBrooke CastileEliminated 4th
Charlene TiltonDallas actressMatthew GonzalezEliminated 5th
Rosemary ConleyDiet and fitness guruMark HanrettyEliminated 6th
Sébastien FoucanFounder of freerunningBrianne DelcourtEliminated 7th
Heidi RangeSugababes singerAndrei Lipanov
Sam NixonChildren's TV presenter and singerAlexandra SchaumanEliminated 9th
Andy WhymentCoronation Street actorVicky OgdenEliminated 10th
Chemmy AlcottProfessional skierSean RiceEliminated 11th
Jennifer EllisonActressDaniel WhistonEliminated 12th
Chico SlimaniFormer The X Factor contestantJodeyne HigginsThird place
Jorgie PorterHollyoaks actressMatt EversSecond place
Matthew WolfendenEmmerdale actorNina UlanovaWinner

Series 8 (2013)[edit]

The eighth series started on 6 January 2013.[19]

The line-up was officially announced on 18 December 2012.[20][21] Consisting of twelve couples, series 8 was the shortest series to air, and had the lowest number of couples since series 3 in 2008.

CelebrityKnown forProfessional partnerStatus
Pamela AndersonActress & Ex-Playboy modelMatt EversEliminated 1st
Lauren GoodgerFormer TOWIE starMichael ZeneziniEliminated 2nd
Oona KingLabour Party politicianMark HanrettyEliminated 3rd
Anthea TurnerTelevision presenterAndrew BuchananEliminated 4th
Shayne WardSinger and The X Factor winnerMaria FilippovEliminated 5th
Joe PasqualeComedianVicky OgdenEliminated 6th
Keith ChegwinTelevision presenter and actorOlga SharutenkoEliminated 7th
Samia GhadieCoronation Street actressSylvain LongchambonEliminated 8th
Gareth ThomasFormer Wales rugby playerRobin JohnstoneWithdrew
Luke CampbellOlympic amateur boxerJenna SmithThird place
Matt LapinskasFormer EastEnders actorBrianne DelcourtSecond Place
Beth TweddleOlympic artistic gymnastDaniel WhistonWinner

Series 9: All-Stars (2014)[edit]

The final series of Dancing on Ice began airing on 5 January 2014. It was announced on 21 May 2013 by Torvill and Dean that it would be their last as coaches, and ITV's Director of Television, Peter Fincham, confirmed that the programme would be cancelled after this.[10] On 24 June 2013, it was reported that Dancing on Ice could continue with new coaches,[11] however, on 22 October 2013 it was confirmed that this series will be the show's last.[12]

It was later announced that the ninth series would be an "all-star" series, featuring former winners and other contestants from the eight previous series.[22] The 14-strong line up was revealed on 11 December 2013, included 6 former champions, 6 other top-four finishers, plus Joe Pasquale and Todd Carty.[23][24]

Celebrity[24]Original seriesProfessional partnerStatus
Jorgie PorterSeries 7 – 2ndSylvain LongchambonEliminated 1st
Joe PasqualeSeries 8 – 7thRobin JohnstoneEliminated 2nd
David SeamanSeries 1 – 4thFrankie PoultneyEliminated 3rd
Gary LucySeries 5 – 2ndKatie StainsbyEliminated 4th
Todd CartySeries 4 – 9thAlexandra SchaumanEliminated 5th
Zaraah AbrahamsSeries 3 – 3rdAndrew BuchananEliminated 6th
Bonnie LangfordSeries 1 – 3rdAndrei LipanovEliminated 7th
Gareth GatesSeries 3 – 4thBrianne DelcourtEliminated 8th
Suzanne ShawSeries 3 – 1stMatt EversEliminated 9th
Kyran BrackenSeries 2 – 1stNina UlanovaEliminated 10th
Sam AttwaterSeries 6 – 1stVicky OgdenEliminated 11th
Beth TweddleSeries 8 – 1stŁukasz RóżyckiThird place
Hayley TamaddonSeries 5 – 1stDaniel WhistonRunner up
Ray QuinnSeries 4 – 1stMaria FilippovWinner

Series averages[edit]

All information in this table comes from BARB.[25] including figures from ITV+1 and ITV HD channels

SeriesDay# Ep.PremiereFinalAiredViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere Viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale Viewers
(in millions)
1Saturdays1614 January 20069.834 March 200611.6820069.12
21820 January 20079.0817 March 20079.1420078.00
3Sundays2013 January 20089.3416 March 200812.0820088.93
42211 January 20098.8322 March 200911.3120098.86
52310 January 20109.6428 March 20109.4220108.28
69 January 201110.2327 March 20119.3520118.15
78 January 20128.4225 March 20127.0120126.63
8196 January 20137.4910 March 20137.3620136.32
9195 January 20146.769 March 20142014


2006National Television AwardsMost Popular Entertainment ProgrammeNominated
2007National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated
2008National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated
2008TV Quick AwardsBest Talent ShowNominated
2009National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated
2009TV Quick AwardsBest Talent ShowNominated
2009RTS Craft & Design AwardBest Costume DesignWon
2009RTS Craft & Design AwardBest Multicamera WorkNominated
2010RTS Craft & Design AwardBest Costume DesignNominated
2011National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated
2011RTS Craft & Design AwardBest Costume DesignNominated
2012National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated
2013National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated[26]
2014National Television AwardsMost Popular Talent ShowNominated
2014TRIC AwardsTRIC Special AwardWon

Guest singers[edit]


Like many other reality TV shows, Dancing on Ice has had a number of supplementary shows. The first was Dancing on Ice Defrosted. It was presented by Stephen Mulhern and aired on ITV2 immediately after the main ITV show and again after the results show. The show featured opinions from celebrity guests and past contestants as well as from Torvill and Dean, the judges, presenters and competitors. Judge Nicky Slater also offered in-depth analysis of various performances using the latest video technology that the judges use to judge performances.

The second spin-off show was originally called Dancing on Ice Extra and was presented by Andi Peters and Andrea McLean, both competitors in the first series. Midway through the first series Paul O'Grady left ITV to join Channel 4 meaning that ITV had no show to put on air at 5 pm. The format of Dancing on Ice Defrosted was modified so that it could be broadcast every weekday. Due to Andrea's maternity leave during the second series she did not return to present the show and therefore Ben Shephard joined the show as the anchor presenter, and, unlike during the previous, series Andi Peters was now a roving reporter around the studio. For its second run the show was renamed Dancing on Ice Exclusive.

Neither of these first two spin-off shows returned in 2008 nor 2009.

In 2010 it was announced that a new spin-off show would accompany Dancing on Ice, named Dancing on Ice Friday, presented by Ben Shephard and Coleen Nolan.

Champion of Champions (2007)[edit]

This took place on Saturday 24 March 2007 and featured finalists from both Series 1 and Series 2. All six celebrities did one routine each, scored by the judges, and then voted on by the public. The two couples finishing first after the public voted skated again in the skate off to decide the winner. The skaters that did not reach the skate off – 3rd to 6th – were announced "in no particular order", so ranks may not be accurate.

PlaceCelebrityPartnerPosition on Dancing on IceScore
1stKyran BrackenMelanie LambertSeries 2 winner6.0+6.0+5.5+6.0+6.0= 29.5
2ndClare BuckfieldAndrei LipanovSeries 2 runner-up5.5+5.5+4.5+5.0+5.5=26.0
3rdBonnie LangfordMatt EversSeries 1 third place (final)5.0+5.5+5.5+5.5+5.0=26.5
4thDuncan JamesMaria FilippovSeries 2 third place (final)4.5+5.5+5.5+5.5+5.0=26.0
5thGaynor FayeDaniel WhistonSeries 1 winner5.0+5.5+5.0+5.0+5.0=25.5
6thStefan BoothKristina LenkoSeries 1 runner-up4.5+5.0+4.0+4.5+4.5= 22.5

Dancing on Ice at Christmas (2008)[edit]

For Christmas 2008, Torvill and Dean went head to head with Jayne Torvill having a team of three female celebrities, and Christopher Dean having a team of three male celebrities. The judges were the usual line-up of Robin Cousins, Ruthie Henshall, Jason Gardiner, Karen Barber and Nicky Slater. Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield presented the 90-minute programme.

PlaceCelebrityPartnerPosition on Dancing on IceScore
1stSuzanne ShawMatt EversSeries 3 winner6.0+6.0+6.0+6.0+6.0= 30.0
2ndChris FountainFrankie PoultneySeries 3 runner-up6.0+6.0+5.0+5.5+5.5=28.0
3rdKyran BrackenMelanie LambertSeries 2 winner5.5+5.5+5.0+5.5+5.5=27.0
4thClare BuckfieldPavel AubrechtSeries 2 runner-up5.5+5.5+4.5+5.0+5.5=26.0
5thDuncan JamesMaria FilippovSeries 2 third place5.0+5.0+5.0+5.0+4.5=24.5
6thZaraah AbrahamsFred PalascakSeries 3 third place5.0+4.5+4.5+5.0+5.0= 24.0

Team Torvill scored 80 points to Team Dean's 79.5 and won the show by also receiving the majority of the audience votes.

Suzanne Shaw received the perfect score of 30 for the third time in a row. In her last two appearances on the show she has picked up the trophy.

Dancing on Ice: Make Me a Star (2008)[edit]

A 30-minute prime time spin-off to Dancing on Ice premiered on 26 January 2008 and ran for a few episodes, presented solely by Holly Willoughby. This both showed some exclusive footage of the celebrities training for the Sunday night main show and followed Torvill and Dean on the search for a member of the public to perform on the Dancing on Ice final in 2009.[32]


Dancing on Ice: Ice Star (2009)[edit]

This was shown after the announcement of the bottom two had been made but before the skate off. It showed Torvill and Dean's search for an entertainment act on ice, with auditions from all kinds of ice skaters. The winner skated live on the Dancing on Ice 2009 final and join Torvill and Dean on tour.

From a shortlist of 20 acts, Torvill and Dean invited only 4 back to give another performance in the Dancing on Ice studio. The final 4 were:

The best skater to slip through the net was Grimsby born Daniel Bennett who initially impressed Christopher Dean on his first audition. Controversially however Jane Torvil denied him entry after his cataclismic fall on the quarter finals just metres away from the legendary skating duo.

The Oxford Freestylers won and performed live on the Dancing on Ice 2009 final.

Dancing on Ice Goes Gold (2012)[edit]

An Olympic special aired on 22 July 2012, before the London 2012 Summer Olympics. It featured medal-winning Olympic athletes.

The one-off special featured the judges from series 7, with Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley returning as presenters. Torvill & Dean unveiled a new and specially-crafted performance. Head judge, Robin Cousins also performed a solo routine for first time in twelve years.

OlympianSportMedalsProfessional partnerJudges scoresStatus
Steve Williams OBERowingGold, Coxless Four (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008)Katie Stainsby9.5, 9.5, 10.0 = 29.0Gold (Winner)
Olga KorbutGymnastics4 Gold & 2 Silver (Munich 1972, Montreal 1976)Matthew Gonzalez10.0, 9.0, 9.5 = 28.5Silver (2nd place)
Pippa Wilson MBESailingGold, Yngling sailing (Beijing 2008)Mark Hanretty9.0, 9.5, 9.5 = 28.0Bronze (3rd place)
Gail Emms MBEBadmintonSilver, Mixed Doubles (Athens 2004)Łukasz Różycki9.0, 9.0, 9.5 = 27.5Eliminated
Colin Jackson CBEHurdling, SprintingSilver, 110m Hurdles (Seoul Olympics 1988)Frankie Poultney9.0, 8.5, 9.0 = 26.5Eliminated
Jamie BaulchSprintingSilver, 4 x400m relay (Atlanta 1996)Maria Filippov8.5, 8.5, 9.0 = 26.0Eliminated
Tessa Sanderson CBEJavelinGold (LA 1984)Yannick Bonheur7.5, 7.5, 8.0 = 23.0Eliminated

The judges scores were added to the studio audiences votes to decide the winner. No public vote took place, as the programme was recorded earlier in the year.

Dancing on Ice Friday[edit]

A brand new spin-off show for the 2010 series of Dancing On Ice, appropriately called Dancing on Ice Friday, gave viewers the insight to the training of the celebrities over the last week. It was presented by television presenter Ben Shephard and former contestant and Loose Women star Coleen Nolan. The show was broadcast from 8 pm to 8.30 pm on Friday evenings on ITV throughout the duration of the main shows season.

Due to poor ratings, Dancing on Ice Friday was axed prior to the 2011 series.

Studio set and ice rink[edit]

The show has been based in the George Lucas Stage at Elstree Studios since it began in 2006, with the exception of 2011, when the show was broadcast from Shepperton Studios. The original set was axed in 2011 following the move to Shepperton Studios, it was replaced by a much more modern design. When the show moved back to Elstree the new set also moved, using the same set in a new layout. The ice rink measures 30 × 15 m. There are several areas of the studio; The Tunnel, this is to the left of the rink and is where the couples enter the rink. The Ice Cave, this is situated at the back of the rink and where Phillip stands to interview the couples and the Judges and Contestants Area, this to the right of the rink and is where the judging panel are based, and where Christine stands to speak to them and the couples.

Dancing on Ice: The Tour[edit]



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