Dancing on Ice lines up past contestant special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2013
Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

The final series of 'Dancing on Ice' is set to be an all-star special of past contestants that have graced the ice over the past eight years in a bid to find the ultimate champion of the rink

The final series of 'Dancing on Ice' is set to be an all-star special of past contestants.

Bosses of the ITV skating show are lining up celebrities that have graced the ice over the past eight years, including last year's winner Beth Tweddle, and former trophy holders Sam Attwater, Hayley Tamaddon, Ray Quinn and Suzanne Shaw, in a bid to find the ultimate champion of the rink.

There will also be some show favourites thrown into the mix, including former 'EastEnders' actor Todd Carty, who famously skated off-stage by accident while attempting a spin, which left his partner Susie Lapanova alone to continue their routine.

A show insider told The Sun newspaper: "'Dancing on Ice' will go out with a bang as the very best star skaters we've had over the past eight series, along with show favourites, come back to try to become the champion of champions.

"Previous show winners will be trying to retain their title, runners-up will have lots of old scores to settle and the audience favourites will want to go out and entertain the crowd once more.

"It promises to be a fun final series but there will be plenty of people taking it very seriously indeed."

All of the contestants will be under the watchful eye of skating champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as they gear up to train the celebrities for one last time.

The sporting duo will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Olympic Bolero win and they're keen to go out on a "high".

They said: "Next year marks 30 years since the Bolero and our Olympic gold in Sarajevo, so it seemed a fitting time to say goodbye to 'Dancing on Ice'. We wanted to go out on a high!"

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