Dancing on Ice pair Torvill and Dean (Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean) takes “almighty fall” in rehearsals prior to the show’s finale this Sunday.
The iconic skating pair is scheduled to step on the ice on 14th March, Sunday, for their first and only live showing in the program.
But while he performs, Dean is expected to nurture a bit of discomfort, after ending up wounded by a nasty accident.
Watch: Torvill & Dean are unreal on the ice!
Talking about the “almighty fall” on Good Morning Britain, Dean said:
We took an almighty fall this week. I feel a bit battered and bruised. I caught an edge and went down. I placed myself down and Jayne landed on me.
The dancer joked that he hurled himself on the ice to protect his partner, adding:
I was a cushion for her, really. It was just my back that took the pressure.
The duo’s crash comes in a string of incidents and COVID expulsions that actually caused the showrunners to end this year’s broadcast prematurely.
The finale of the show was initially scheduled to be held on 21st March but has since been moved forward to 14th March.
— Dancing on Ice (@dancingonice) March 11, 2021
A spokesperson previously said,
ITV have taken the decision to move the final of Dancing on Ice forward by one week. The competition’s final will now take place on Sunday, March 14.
Our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times. Continuing to make the best TV for our viewers is our top priority and we look forward to the rest of the series, on-air from this Sunday at 6 pm.
This is the very first occasion in the 13-year run of the reality competition that the makers have had to call on all stand-in celebs.
Billie Shepherd, Jason Donovan, and Denise van Outen were all withdrawn from this year’s competition because of injuries, while Joe-Warren Plant and Rufus Hound both were omitted due to positive coronavirus cases.