Richard Blackwood

Richard goes retro for his first routine

Is there any other way to approach a jazzy Stevie Wonder number than with a seventies-feel skate? Richard decked himself out in plush green velvet, a bold roll neck and a pair of skates (obvs) for the occasion as he showed off his new-found moves for the very first time.

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Richard Blackwood

He’s a man of many talents, but will Richard Blackwood be adding ice dancing superstar to his list of accolades any time soon?

The 46-year-old has turned his hand to everything from rapping to stand-up comedy to acting over the years, most recently seen on our screens in EastEnders. So he’s got plenty of showbiz experience under his belt, but now he’s taking to the ice to prove it’s never too late to try something new.

“I want to go out there and if I am going up against people that are half my age, I want to be able to give them a run for their money. I think it’s just another level of showing myself that age is nothing but a number,” he said.

That’s the spirit! Richard will be slipping into his skates with pro partner Carlotta Edwards, who’s also making her Dancing on Ice debut this year.

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