Lauren Goodger and Michael Zenezini
The Only Way is Essex star and entrepreneur Lauren is no stranger to fake tan and sparkles. As French partner Michael Zenezini teaches her the ways of the ice, Lauren is giving him her own lessons in the Essex lingo, including phrases like ‘reem’. She wants the audience to see her personality and is excited by all the glamour!
This isn’t Laurens first time on ice. "I used to love going as a child, and I used to always ask for ice skating parties. My poor dad! He took me and 15 of my school friends off to the ice rink with us all squealing and being loud."
"I’m really excited about learning from them (Torvill and Dean), they’ll be getting a young Essex girl! I’ll probably have lost all sense of balance and how to stand up straight but I really hope they can teach me."
As with everything there's always a silver lining, “I hate being cold; it’ll be freezing on the ice but the costumes will show off my tan!”
Michael grew up in Lyon and began skating at the age of eight. In 1996 he won the French Junior Title partnering Melanie Espejo. They also competed in the World Junior Championships, finishing ninth in 1997 and fifth in 1998.
He turned professional in 2002 and spent six years touring with Holiday on Ice, and then Hot Ice.
Michael joined Dancing on Ice in series 6, reaching the final with Chloe Madeley and finishing in third place.