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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to appear in Emmerdale

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to appear in Emmerdale

Legendary ice dancers, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, are due to appear in a Christmas episode of Emmerdale this year.

Emmerdale Producer, Laura Shaw:

“We are delighted to welcome Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as our very special guests to Emmerdale. Torvill and Dean certainly promise to bring the Christmas magic sparkle to the show. “

Filming has taken place at a location in Leeds and the Olympic gold medal winners have reunited on ice to help a well-loved character with a festive marriage proposal.

Christopher Dean:

“It is amazing being here. We have jumped from watching Emmerdale on TV to being in a scene. From the screen to the scene. I’m loving it.”

Legendary ice dancers, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, are due to appear in a Christmas episode of Emmerdale this year

Christopher and Jayne these days are best known for their work on ITV’s Dancing on Ice celebrity skate show, but in the 1980s they became British, European, Olympic, and World champions.

At the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics, the pair won gold and became the highest-scoring figure skaters of all time for a single programme, receiving twelve perfect 6.0s and six 5.9s which included artistic impression scores of 6.0 from every judge, after skating to Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.

One of the most-watched television events ever in the United Kingdom, their 1984 Olympics performance was watched by a British television audience of more than 24 million people and the couple went on to record an even higher score at the 1984 World Championships, thirteen 6.0s and five 5.9s.

Jayne Torvill:

“I can’t wait to watch the episode that we are going to be in. It will be surreal sitting at home watching it.”

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30 pm on ITV1, STV, ITVX and the STV Player

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