Torvill And Dean
What are the famous ice-dancing duo up to now?



 BEFORE...
Jayne Torvill was born on October 7th, 1957 and Christopher Dean was born in 1958. Both were born in Nottingham.
Practised together for the first time in 1975 and won their first trophy in 1976.
After coming 5th in the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid, Christopher gave up his job as a policeman and Jayne gave up hers as an insurance clerk.
Won gold at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo with perfect scores from all 9 judges for their interpretation of Ravel's "Bolero".
Won the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year award in 1984 - the only time it has been awarded jointly to more than one person.
Retired from competitive skating in 1984 and produced their own ice show.

 AFTER...
In 1990, Jayne married Phil Christiansen, an American engineer who had worked on their tour.
Christopher married world champion ice dancer, Isabelle Duchesney in 1991.
Returned to competitive skating in 1993 and won the gold medal in the 1994 European championships and won the bronze in the 1994 Olympics.
In 1996, released their autobiography called "Facing The Music".
In 1998, released the video "Torvill And Dean Ice Adventures" featuring an ice show from a group of international skaters including Torvill and Dean.
Were presented with the distinction of OBE by Prince Charles in 2000.
Jayne recently appeared on the comedy quiz show "They Think It's All Over" on BBC 1.
Christopher is now divorced from Isabelle Duchesnay and married to American figure skater Jill Trenary. They have two children, Jack and Sam.
In 2006, Torvill and Dean were back on ice together as they trained celebrities including Kelly Holmes, David Seaman, Tamara Beckworth and Andi Peters in ice dancing in the ITV show "Dancing On Ice". The show was an instant success with over 9 million viewers each week.

 DO YOU REMEMBER...
The Bolero free dance on Valentines day in the 1984 Winter Olympics.

 DID YOU KNOW...
They won the first ever 6.0 for a compulsory dance at the 1984 Olympics.
Actor Michael Crawford helped them train for their circus based performance entitled "Barnum On Ice".

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