Dancing on Ice bows out

Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill

After eight years on our screens ITV, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean today announced nest year's Dancing on Ice will be the last.

ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham said: “Dancing on Ice has been a firm favourite with viewers and we all have every intention of going out on a high.”

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean said: “Next year will be the 30th anniversary of Bolero and our Olympic Gold medal in Sarajevo and for us, it seemed a fitting time to say goodbye to Dancing on Ice. We wanted to go out on a high.

"We have loved every minute of the eight series and we’re determined to make our final series the best ever."

Skating will very definitely continue for us both. There will also be a final Dancing on Ice live UK arena tour, starting in March next year. We are already planning it and there will be some great surprises for audiences across the country.”

The final series of Dancing on Ice will be back in January 2014.