Dancing on Ice week five preview: Torvill & Dean reveal exciting twist

Dancing on Ice professionals Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean have a treat in store for viewers this weekend, as the skating stars take their routine to a whole new dimension.

Every week, viewers watch as the pair take to the ice for their opening performance; but this Sunday (February 3), the pros will be dancing with a stunning ‘interactive’ backdrop that shows their movements on a large screen behind them as they move around the ice. Watch a clip of the way the screen works above.

Explaining a little bit more about it on this morning’s Daybreak, after a clip of the eye-catching screen was revealed, Chris said: “It’s been a long process. What we like to do now is challenge ourselves creatively.

“We performed on a green screen to begin with, we danced [the routine]. So we had to choreograph it then we’re going to interact with it on the ice.”

Jane added: “It has been a long process as Chris said. We filmed it before Christmas and it’s taken it that long to get it to this stage. And we only saw the finished product about two days ago and we were like ‘wow’. Every time we see it we see different things in it.”

Chris continued: “And now we’re working with it on the ice – as it’s happening on a screen, we’re skating on the ice.”

As well as their exciting new routine, we’ll also get the chance to see the eight remaining stars take to the ice themselves for a solo performance, as part of challenge The Leveller.

They will each need to break away from their partners to ice dance a 30 second segment, doing their best to impress the judges with their technical ability and creative flair. Scary!

It’ll be a chance for the judges to really see who’s got the moves and who has been leaning too heavily on their partner in previous weeks.

And Jane and Chris said that each of the remaining contestants – Gareth Thomas, Samia Ghadie, Matt Lapinskas, Beth Tweddle, Luke Campbell, Shayne Ward, Joe Pasquale and Keith Chegwin – will all be backing each other because they’ve grown incredibly close during their time in the competition.

“They’re really supportive of each other and are just as nervous of the other one going on as they are for themselves,” Jane said.

Dancing on Ice returns to STV on Sunday at 6.15pm for the latest round of the action. Don’t miss it!

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