Facing the Music: the autobiography by Jayne TorvillI was a dancer and choreographer for 20 years when I suddenly had to have major hip surgery. Since I knew I would never be able to really dance again, it was hard for me to watch dance. Then I saw the 1994 Olympics with the return of Torvill & Dean to amateur ice dancing competition. Seeing their brilliant rumba short program blew me away. How could they DO those moves on tiny blades on slippy stuff. I fell in love with ice dancing and T&D. I dug up as many old videos of their routines as I could possibly find. Not only did this get me through a long recovery, but I discovered Christopher Deans brilliant choreography, as good and often better than anything Id seen on stage or screen. After they were robbed of the gold medal in that 94 Olympics, T&D became hugely popular again (For those of you who dont know, T&D won the ice dancing gold medal in 84, with perfect scores, the only team to ever do so.) world over and started competing professionally and touring with their own and other ice shows. I had the good fortune to see them skate in person many times. I bought a copy of this book from England long before it was published in the U.S. Its an autobiography, witty and quite honest, even about difficult times such as Chris Deans marriage to Isabelle Ducheney and their experiences leading up to the 94 Olympics. So, for anyone who loves figure skating and/or is familiar with Torvill & Deans work, I highly recommend this book. T&D retired from pro skating in 98, but went back on the ice in 2005 with Dancing On Ice in the UK and Australia, a huge hit. They are still as brilliant as ever. God bless them and keep their ankles firm!
Dancing On Ice judge Jayne Torvill: Who is her husband and does she have children?
On the ice, they formed a sizzling partnership — but they were always quick to deny that the heat between them continued off the ice. However, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have now confirmed the suspicions of millions of fans by admitting that they did have a fling. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean told interviewer Piers Morgan that they had 'a little dabble once' as teenagers. Nine years after their short fling, the skating duo took gold at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics with their performance to Ravel's Bolero. Torvill and Dean, pictured in , had previously denied romance between them on the grounds it would ruin their skating partnership. According to one member of the audience, the pair attempted to deny they had ever been romantically involved following persistent questioning by Morgan.
As they prepare for their upcoming Dancing on Ice tour, the pair, who have been nothing more than friends and dance partners for nearly half a century, admit they are a far cry from their Olympic gold Bolero routine. We must have one of the longest partnerships in comedy, business We have gone many thousands of miles on ice. But nearly a half-century of skating means, unfortunately, one thing — tired bodies. As they prepare for their upcoming Dancing on Ice tour, their bodies are a far cry from the Bolero days. I think I have arthritis in my knees. I just manage it.
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Dancing On Ice star and champion skater Jayne Torvill keeps her family life mostly away from the spotlight so who is her husband and do they have any children? Jayne Torvill, 61, is married to husband of over twenty-five years, Phil Christensen, an American sound engineer. Many have mistakenly thought that she is married of Christopher Dean but the pair have never officially been an item and he lives with his wife Karen Barber and family in Colorado Springs, USA. Birthday brunch with the family today! She is mostly private about her family life but during an episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories in - which she took part on alongside Christopher Dean - she revealed her struggles to conceive. Ran into Snoopy yesterday at Somerset House!