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Torvill and Dean skate with the Olympic Torch in ice show

World champion ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire

World champion ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were cheered on by thousands of people tonight as they skated with the Olympic Torch. The 1984 gold medallists performed a spectacular three-minute routine with the lit torch at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.

Jayne Torvill Christopher Dean carry the Olympic Flame in the National Ice Centre Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire
The pair performed a spectacular three-minute routine with the lit torch Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire

Their act did not disappoint and the 6,000-strong crowd were in raptures as the pair performed a number of daring lifts and turns on the ice that centred around the flame. Before the Olympians began their routine, Torvill told the crowd: "We are so, so excited right now."

Their act did not disappoint and the 6,000-strong crowd Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire
Jane Torvill carries the Olympic Torch during her ice dance routine with partner Christopher Dean Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire

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