First mother and daughter ice-skating duo to both be crowned British champions

They're the first mother and daughter to both be crowned British Ice skating champions. Tamsin Sear-Watkins was the Ladies champion 20 years ago. Now, 13 year old Arabella has scooped the Novice title.

With Mum coaching, the teenager from Swindon is hoping to do her country proud at the Iceland Championships later this month.

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Her mum says Arabella's ice skating is exceptional, and she should know as she's a former Great Britain champion herself.

20 years after Tamsin Sear-Watkins won the Ladies trophy, her teenage daughter scooped the novice figure skating award- making them the first mother and daughter to be British champions.

Tamsin Sear-Watkins won the Ladies trophy 20 years ago

Mum says she's not surprised by Arabella's success.

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The pair say the ITV programme 'Dancing on Ice' has really boosted the sport.

Tamsin says you need hard work, dedication and be ready for when things don't go to plan.

No fear because obviously you fall over quite often. You have to pick yourself up and do it again. There's not many sports where you fall over and you're going to fall again so you have to be fearless.

Tamsin Sear-Watkins
Mother and daughter lessons on the ice Credit: ITV Meridian

13 year old Arabella won her award just 10 weeks after dislocating her ankle, and she's ready to go again.

She is now off to Iceland to represent her country.

  • Arabella Sear-Watkins

Arabella is looking for sponsorship, to try to fulfil her dreams and to follow in her mother's footsteps.