Dancing On Ice judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean land new climate change show called Dancing On Thin Ice – The Sun

IF there is anyone who should be worried about the effects of global warming, it is two people who have made a living out of working on something that can melt.

And for new show Dancing On Thin Ice, Olympic legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are going all David Attenborough on us.

The ITV series, which is set to air later this year, will see them head to Alaska to find out how rising temperatures are affecting communities who skate everyday.

A source said: “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.”

During the series Torvill and Dean, who have appeared in 12 series of DOI, will meet a three-year-old learning to skate and try out back-country skating — where locals seek out wild ice in glacial lagoons, caves and lakes.

The new programme will be broadcast just before DOI or the special show that producers have up their sleeve if coronavirus makes it impossible to make a new series.

Former contestants, including reigning champ Joe Swash, Gemma Collins and Jorgie Porter have already been filmed for the special.

A source told The Sun: “Chris and Jane have been reflecting on their time on the show and there will be loads of never-before seen clips.

“The hope is it can be screened on ITV2 as a spin-off if the main series is able to go ahead — but execs don’t want to take any chances.”

Between that and the new show I doubt ITV will be left out in the cold with viewers.

Easty does it, Fleur

PICK up the waiter or pick up the tab? That is the dilemma for the latest celeb diners on BBC2’s I’ll Get This.

Mike Tindall, Johnny Vegas and Fleur East each hauled their server off the ground in a bid to guess his weight and get back their credit card.

Fleur tried to squat him, while Mike threw the chap over his shoulder and Johnny opted for a sideways pick-up.

Fleur came closest to guessing his weight of 10st 6lb – and the singer was first to get her card back.

The trio are joined by Sue Perkins and John Barnes in Tuesday night’s episode as they battle to not splash their cash.

Maybe I should give this a try when we are able to eat out again.

must watch

WHAT? Hospital, BBC2, 9pm.

WHY? This two-part documentary at London’s Royal Free Hospital opens in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, as doctors and nurses fight to save lives.

Too hot Fran's a bit cold

IT appears true love never does run smooth as Too Hot To Handle’s Harry Jowsey is set to find out.

His fiancee Francesca Farago, who he proposed to during the reunion show, already has cold feet and told pals that she’s not keen on the naughty possum.

They are the only successful couple from Netflix’s dating show – where hopefuls must choose between love, sex and money – but the Canadian model has been saying she’d rather be single.

A source said: “Francesca has been telling other people that Harry’s constant self doubt and jealousy has been a massive turn off for her. She’d rather be single and has admitted that she actually fancies one of the Brits from the show.

“But she knows with Harry she has a great opportunity as they’re the only remaining couple from the show.”

This isn’t the first bump in the road for the duo as Harry allegedly dated co-star Madison Wyborny for nine months after splitting from Francesca shortly after filming wrapped.

They have clearly learnt from Love Island that they are worth more together…


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Prue's a bit blue

PRUE LEITH has cast doubt on The Great British Bake Off returning this summer.

Speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show, the Bake Off judge said: “Certainly it’s impossible at the moment because there are a lot of people on set.

“But I’m sure they’ll find a way as soon as they can.”

Prue admitted she would be upset if she was axed from the show’s line-up.

She said: “Last year I did Junior Bake Off and the senior Bake Off. Whether or not I’d be able to do both this time . . . I just don’t think there’s enough time in the year.”

Perhaps it’s time for Channel 4 to air some repeats.


CHANNEL 4 has confirmed that episodes of Hollyoaks will run until the end of July.

It comes as soap bosses revealed plans to delve further back into the archives for more classic storylines to air on Hollyoaks Favourites.

Political revelations

KEITH LEMON was left bemused when his mum Pat revealed to Eamonn Holmes what she really thought of Boris Johnson.

Pat and Eamonn, who played Donald Trump and Kris Jenner in a sketch in 2018 were on Channel 4’s The Fantastical Factory Of Curious Craft.

Describing the blond PM, Pat said: “There’s a name for people like him. Albino.”


APPLE TV has signed a multi-show deal with Dickinson creator Alena Smith.

She will provide new content as well as a second series of the comedy-drama about US poet Emily Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfield.

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