Torvill and Dean: gaining new fans as mentors turned judges

Helen Dunmore
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Torvill and Dean are gaining new fans day by day as the mentors turned judges of Dancing on ice.

Torvill and Dean
Torvill and Dean

As seen in the recent tweet of Cheryl Baker, she praised these ice dancers, Olympic and world champions by saying,

“Oh! my word. Watching Torvill and Dean dancing on a frozen Alaska lake was absolutely Flippin’ magical.”

Besides, she wrote, “They’re both mid-sixties folks. So, in awe of you both.”

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, are commonly known by their second names and ice dancing skills

Their much-performed Bolero routine won them gold medals at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Michael Crawford served them as a coach, helped them in the acting and artistry side of their performance.

In 1983 Championship-winning routine Barnum, the three of them worked together.

It was based on the West End musical and Michael Crawford played the title role.

Both skaters met in Nottingham and were matched as a pair when they were in their teenage.

Many of their fan from their home city is understandably proud of them and some streets of Nottingham has named after them.

The place names that you’ll found in tribute to them are Bolero Square, Torvill Drive, Dean Close, Crawford Close, Jayne Close, Christopher Close, and Callaway Close.

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Torvill and Dean won the world’s First Perfect Figure Skating Score

They are not only remembered for their Bolero routine in 1984, but they were awarded the world’s 1rst perfect score.

This was an incredible achievement of them at the World Championship when the circus-themed Barnum routine won them the award.

They were honored with the world’s 1rst perfect figure skating score of nine straight sixes for artistic impression alongside nine 5.9s for technical merit.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Due to their 45 years of togetherness, many people assumed that these skaters are a couple.

But Jayne has been married to American Phil Christensen for 25 years and is the mother of two.

While Christopher Dean also has two kids and has been married twice.

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Helen Dunmore

Hey, I'm Helen Dunmore an article writer from London Ontario, Canada. I had done a master's in mass communication and M.Phill in political science and attended many College Journalism Broadcast programs where I wrote and won. I previously had attended Humber College for media studies which included writing for television and news. I have written several publications for many news related websites. Have experience more than 7 years, yeah quite a lot for you. I love writing, an expert in article writing. Currently doing article writing for many blog posts and work as an author for many web sites. Reading is my hobby, love books more than anything in my life.

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