Dancing On Ice’s Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean travel to Alaska to perform in the wild for new skating documentary on climate change
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be skating in the wilderness for the first time in their careers in the new documentary Dancing On Thin Ice.
In a new image from the show, the pair pose hand-in-hand on the ice surrounded by the Alaskan forest.
Documentary: Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be skating in the wilderness for the first time in their careers in the new documentary Dancing On Thin Ice
The Dancing On Ice stars ended up having to travel further inland than they expected for the show.
Christopher, 62, told the Daily Express: ‘To discover how quickly the ice is disappearing is truly devastating.’
Jayne, 63, added: ‘I’ve always dreamed of being out in nature, skating outside and this was the most perfect opportunity to achieve that, whilst also seeing the reality of climate change with our own eyes.’
The film, which is narrated by Stephen Fry, sees the pair try to find the perfect place to dance a special Bolero, a routine that earned them a gold medal at Sarajevo in 1984.
Show: The Olympic medalists have travelled to Alaska to look at how climate change is affecting skating communities (pictured in March)
A source told The Sun: ‘Torvill and Dean jumped at the chance to do this new show for ITV.
‘They are both passionate about trying to reverse climate change and it’s a story, and message, that they can bring to the 13 million viewers who tune into Dancing On Ice.
‘The show has already been filmed and follows the skating champions as they visit towns in Alaska to see how big ice skating is in the communities out there and how the environment stands to affect them as the world warms up.’
It comes after the pair dismissed the idea that Dancing On Ice is ‘cursed’ amid the numerous romances and break-ups sparked between the skaters.
Jayne said: ‘I’ve always dreamed of being out in nature, skating outside and this was the most perfect opportunity to achieve that, whilst also seeing the reality of climate change with our own eyes’
The Olympians played down the idea that the ITV show is responsible for the breakdown of several relationships, similar to the ‘Strictly curse’, and instead suggested that the ice rink is the ideal place to find love.
Jayne and Christopher told how the romances formed is a ‘good thing’ and that it’s inevitable that celebs and their partners grow close due to how closely they work together for months on end.
Discussing the on ice passion, Christopher explained to The Sun: ‘Romance on ice happens because you get into this bubble and it’s very close, tactile and, more than anything, there is trust that has to go into the celebrity-pro partnerships.’
He continued: ‘On Dancing On Ice we’ve had a lot of partnerships that have come together and people that have stayed together — and a lot of babies — on both the production and cast side.’
Meanwhile, Jayne further shut down the curse association as she added: ‘It’s a good thing so it’s not a curse on the Dancing On Ice side.’
Performance: The film, which is narrated by Stephen Fry, sees the pair try to find the perfect place to dance a special Bolero (pictured in January 2020)